Cadet-Captain Mike's Guide to Basic Piracy
Part 3: Keywords and Abilities

How to pick a good ship or crew? My method is to go for the ones that deliver the most bang for the buck. They may not be the fastest or the cheapest or the best shooters, but they have more features for their point cost than the others. Many ships and crew share a common set of features called keywords, which are defined in the Pirates rules instead of each ship's deck plate. Other abilities are so common that nearly every faction has one or more ships and crew that give that ability. I'll begin with the keywords, and my take on their value. Now, the common abilities:

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