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Captains and Cannons (Fantasy Grounds)

Captains and Cannons (Fantasy Grounds)

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Captains and Cannons: a Guide to Ship Combat in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. The bestselling DMs Guild title is now available for Fantasy Grounds!

This ruleset explains how to run a ship battle in your campaign. Whether you want to fight on lashed-together longships, blast enemies with the cannons of your carrack, or just ram rowboats, this ruleset has everything you need.

Designed to be scalable, flexible, fast, and easy to learn, Captains and Cannons is here to make your naval based campaign come true.


  • Easy to learn rules on how to run ship combat encounters
  • 13 sample ships to use and adapt for your own campaign
  • 6 sample combat encounters, each with their own plot hooks, unique ship, and captains.
  • 4 sample "environmental challenges," complex weather patterns modelled after the complex traps in Xanathar's Guide to Everything.
  • List of ship equipment to upgrade and customise your vessel to fit your way of playing.
Fantasy Grounds Features:
  • Fully featured DM and player manuals.
  • Quick reference sheets
  • Fantasy Grounds tips and item utilities for quickly creating custom ships and running vehicle encounters
  • Oceanic battle map
  • Ship tokens


Mister Tarrasque: "If you're looking for a simple, yet deep ruleset to run a naval campaign, you should get Captains and Cannons."

JVC Parry: "If you and your group are looking for a realistic way to simulate naval combat in your D&D game that adheres to the basic principles of D&D 5e combat then this is certainly the supplement for you! 4.5/5."

Non Zero Sum Games: "For the cost of a fast-food meal you can have a supplement that you will access time and time again. 4.6/5"



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alex B October 29, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
Got this the other day. Great set of rules.

I'm trying to find a character sheet for the ship though. Did you have any?
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Glen S December 23, 2018 1:17 pm UTC
Should highlight that the ships are token/items only with no battlemaps. I was confused in thinking that the sample ships were actual battlemaps, not just items. Not a huge issue, but I would bet a good amount of people are trying to find ship battlemaps on top of core rules to run those ships as there is a limited supply of ship battlemaps out there.

I know this is mostly focused on ship-to-ship combat, but boarding, grappling, grapeshots, etc are just as much part of the combat too.
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Gerald S November 29, 2018 3:21 am UTC
A product description would be nice. So I dont have to track it down on your other page.
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Jeffrey Y November 29, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Wow, thanks for letting me know. I didn't realise it hadn't saved when I updated the description.
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Gerald S December 01, 2018 1:36 am UTC
Way more better ;)
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