The guys were really cool and open and I had a great time - despite me learning the rules the hard way and losing my crew within the first few rounds. The involved factions were: Spanish pirates, a pirate chick crew, a horde of natives, mysterious green critters of tall tales, and lastly, my own pirate crew of course. Here are some photos of the epic battle on the island of doom. Some of them are blurry - I am sorry for that. For the full set of the photos see the Photobucket album.
The natives attacked me early on. And I lost most of my crew to them. :(
A mysterious god of the natives summoned by their singing?
You really don't want to mess with this guy!