So, I'm bending the rules a bit as this isn't directly related to COT or super hero culture. But it's still in genre/phylum/class. Thankfully I'm friends with the forum police so they will let me get away with this egregious breach of etiquette. (that word has more Ts and Es than I thought)
Anyway I've been reading more and more LitRPG novels lately. Basically it's what a DND DM writes when he can't find a group. It's a novel, usually a fantasy setting but with RPG stats thrown in. So, every once in awhile the main character (they are mostly first person focusing on a single POV) looks at their character sheet and you get a little table that shows how they are growing. This inspired a fanfic, set in the same world as one of these RPGs. It's set in this fantasy world where players come from earth and are adventurers in this new world, but for them it's like playing a highend MMO. One of the things is that they can bring whatever they remember from the real world. Which includes technology. So, my spin is that this group of players decides to take all their engineering skill and build a ship and take to the oceans to see what adventures can be found by not following the path of kill ten rats.
Trouble is that I have limited exposure to sailing ships. I went to sailing camp as a kid and gave myself a concussion on the boom of a laser. If the boat had capsized 2 seconds sooner I probably would have gone into the water unconscious. Back on topic. Has anyone read a good book, either novel or historical, featuring sailing ships, that they would like to suggest? Particularly interested in something featuring a bit of naval combat, swashbuckling, pirates, navies etc. Something to inspire some problems and difficulties for the characters in my story and also to give me a better context. I don't plan to publish my writing it's just for fun, I don't think the original author would be interested in me leeching off his work. If your suggestion is available on Audible or in the Kindle store that would be good. I'm short on books at the moment. And the local library is A) quite small B) closed due to the pandemic.
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