Happy seventh anniversary

Before the Mast!

Welcome

Peace with Spain was signed in February 1720. In late April its news arrived to the West Indies, so all the Navies got allied against the common foe – pirates, making their trade more difficult to survive. Which side are you on?

Be ye a pirate, a naval officer, a slave or a lady, you will find a place aboard one of our four ships or live on a paradise island. Men aboard any ship are strongly recommended as first characters, and civilians as secondary ones. No more female sailors are allowed.

We are not the usual sandboxy RPG, neither a narrative-driven one, but a story-focused writing community where each actively writing character can make a difference and an impact on the overall plot. We are writing collaboratively a coherent story with many sideplots aside of it. We also have guides to help you with the time setting, and are more influenced by historical events rather than following them by the history books!

This website looks best in Chrome and Internet Explorer. Firefox may distort some images.







Navigate

TIME STAMP

Command

Elena - Fleet Admiral
Mascha - Fleet Admiral
Alecto - Pilot

Spotlight

Port de Paix dwellers



The inhabitants of Port de Paix, a French colony, are now busy with celebrating Saint Jean d'Ete and a wedding among the highest nobility. Time for everyone who happens to be in Port de Paix to know them better… and to add your personal flavour to the holiday!

Social

Affiliates

Click on our button above for the affiliation thread!

Historical Affiliates
HMS Aurora The Creed.online  photo Aff_Banner_zpsr4rgj8cu.jpg deadmentellnotales AoI Mini Banner

Historical fantasy affiliates
Maerish STORYBROOKE MAINE Olympus Has Fallen Warlands

Affiliates
Bloody Dices Storybrooke Witchlight The Next Incantation The Vow

Vote for us
Forum Roleplay RPG Initiative Topsites RP Lovers Shadowplay Topsites

Protected by Copyscape Online Copyright Protection Software Licenţa Creative Commons

Pages: (7) 1 2 3 ... Last » New TopicNew Poll

 Inactive characters
Topic Title Topic Starter Replies Views Last Action
Closed Topic Adhemar, Angelina
-Angelina Adhemar- 1 241 21st January 2014 - 10:42 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Agly, Marielle De L'
French lady, tutor
Marielle de L'Agly 1 302 4th May 2014 - 10:58 PM
Last Post by: Elena
No New Posts Aguado, Diego
ships boy on the "Rising Sun"
Diego Aguado 1 91 5th January 2017 - 10:17 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Aiyana
Tavern Maid
Aiyana 1 361 8th November 2013 - 10:32 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Alkayev, Fyodor
aka Theodore Andrews
Fyodor Alkayev 1 375 12th November 2013 - 07:23 AM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Arias, Cecilio
pirate ship boy
Cecilio Arias 1 262 28th July 2015 - 08:00 PM
Last Post by: Mascha
Closed Topic Ashfield, Lewis
Lewis Ashfield 1 275 29th June 2015 - 09:15 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Ashworth, Roland
sailor aboard the "Rising Sun"
Roland Ashworth 1 365 12th November 2013 - 07:24 AM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Athalie
scullery maid, Port de Paix
NPC 0 191 18th July 2014 - 12:02 PM
Last Post by: NPC
Closed Topic Aubry, Claude
Claude Aubry 1 303 9th January 2014 - 01:09 AM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Azan Loconte
Azan Loconte 1 258 30th October 2014 - 08:22 AM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Bagley, David
HMS Sovereign Ship's Boy
David Bagley 1 84 10th July 2016 - 12:14 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Barclay, Callum
pirate
Callum Barclay 1 332 4th August 2015 - 02:40 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Barwick, Ellis
-Ellis Barwick- 1 278 13th November 2013 - 07:37 AM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Benton, Edith
Civilian
Edith Benton 1 333 19th February 2014 - 10:40 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Benton, Samuel
British Navy
Samuel Benton 1 331 10th November 2013 - 08:51 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Blackthorn, Liadan Catherine
Noble Civilian & Secret Madame
Liadan Blackthorn 1 308 29th October 2014 - 10:27 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Blackthorn, Nicolas Murphy
British Navy
Nicolas Blackthorn 1 249 14th November 2014 - 07:18 AM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Blakely, John
Major
John Blakely 1 837 16th December 2014 - 07:34 PM
Last Post by: Elena
Closed Topic Blakely, William
Third Lieutenant, HMS Sovereign
William Blakely 1 555 24th March 2014 - 12:58 PM
Last Post by: Mascha
0 User(s) are browsing this forum (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:
Showing 20 of 125 topics sorted by in from  

Pages: (7) 1 2 3 ... Last » New TopicNew Poll

New Posts  Open Topic (new replies)
No New Posts  Open Topic (no new replies)
Hot Topic  Hot Topic (new replies)
Hot Topic with no new posts  Hot Topic (no new replies)
Poll  Poll (new votes)
Poll with no new votes  Poll (no new votes)
Closed Topic  Locked Topic
Moved Topic  Moved Topic
Search this forum: 


 






Credits. This skin was made by MORU specifically for BEFORE THE MAST and rethemed by MASCHA.
Listed At:
RPG-D RPG Initiative Distant Fantasies RPGfix Forum Roleplay: Roleplay resources catering to play-by-post forum gamers and communities a team resource & community site Candyland Couture RP Junction: a RPG directory