Tom, a freelance game journalist, and Bruce, a wargame expert, write:
"Tom's idea is to play Sid Meier's Pirates! like some sort of historical monograph, starting our careers in 1660 at Swashbuckler level and then comparing our fame scores once we retire. The only thing that I noticed was that for some reason, Tom has chosen to represent France. According to the strictly impartial rules set up by the International War Crimes Tribunal, this means I automatically win."