Wow, that was some adventure. Lots of Story in that one. I had forgotten how cool And a Bottle of Rum was. Maybe an upgrade with the new streamlined mechanics? Dang, five years old; goes by fast.
An upgrade would be great! It would be cool to have the option to use Battle Boards instead of the full 3x3 tabletop for smaller encounters (carousing, etc). Otherwise, though, I'm satisfied with the Rum! rules as-is.
Very interesting, but, have you played it without miniatures? just counters, or only write and roll? Tell us more about Francis!
Actually I do use minis. I use LEGO for the man-to-man stuff and Wizkids Pirates CSG ships for sea battles. I have big collections of both. Next time I do a write up, I'll make sure to include pictures.