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Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Sea of Thieves... So Far

Got gaps in your pirate knowledge? We'll help you board them up!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 12

Get the latest updates from our merry band of marauding devs after their Gamescom 2017 adventures!

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Community Spotlight - Paul (DuMy2008)

Charitable corsair DuMy tells us all about his contributions to the Sea of Thieves community!

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Developer Gameplay #5 - "Pirate Olympics"

Watch as our devs compete against another crew! Who will win the treasure?

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Emma's Week at Gamescom 2017

Read more about our Community Captain Emma's adventures at this year's Gamescom!

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Inn-side Stories #20 and #21: Windows 10 and Cross Play

Get the latest Inn-side scoops on Sea of Thieves for Windows 10 PC!

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Announcing the Gamescom Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Play Session

We've got some special news to share about our latest Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha play session!

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Design Deep Dive - Cross Play

Hot off our cross play announcement, PC Design Lead Ted Timmins dives deeper into this highly anticipated feature!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 11

Catch up with the the Sea of Thieves team and Rare pup Kato on the latest from the studio and aspirations for Gamescom 2017!

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Behind the Scenes #5 - Revisiting Gunplay

Get a more in-depth look into what the team has been doing to improve gunplay in Sea of Thieves!

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Developer Gameplay #4 - "Four Feathers"

Find out how our engineering crew fares in their search for four feathers!

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Community Spotlight - Damien

Catch up with Sea of Thieves fan and Pirate Jousting pro Damien!

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Inn-side Story #19 - A Game That's Great to Watch

Gregg and Joe on the road to shareable success... plus prototype footage!

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Inn-side Story #18 - Riddle Quests

Get the Inn-side scoop on our in-game Riddle Quest system!

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Inn-Side Story #17 - Shipwrecks

Time to dive deep into what makes a Sea of Thieves shipwreck!

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Community Spotlight - Jaq

Catch up with legend of the Sea of Thieves Forums, Captn Jaq!

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Inn-side Story #16 - Storms

Find out more about the raging storms we've rolled into Sea of Thieves!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 10

Gather plenty of E3 insights and highlights from the experiences of our panel of pirates!

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E3 2017 - Play Session Highlights

A flood of footage from press and creators becoming pirate legends at E3!

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A week at E3 - 2017

Read up on E3 2017 musings from Cameron from the Rare Community team!

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Community Spotlight - Mason

Meet Mason, the man who played over 20 hours of Sea of Thieves in one day!

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Sea of Thieves Arrives at E3 2017

We've dropped anchor at E3 with another suite of Sea of Thieves treats!

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Community Spotlight - Liz

Catch up with Deckhand, arts & crafts master and veteran pirate, Liz!

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PC Technical Alpha - Developer Blog

Senior Software Engineer Ian sheds some light on the work that went into our first PC Technical Alpha.

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Behind the Scenes #4 - Live Campaigns

Discover more about our approach to time-limited events in Sea of Thieves!

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Behind the Scenes #3 - PC

Uncover more PC plunder and find out what features we're currently working on for Sea of Thieves on Windows 10!

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Community Spotlight - TwoAngryGamers

Adam from TwoAngryGamers TV tells us what goes into working as a streaming duo!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 9

Get updates from the team on Sea of Thieves' PC development, Phil Spencer's visit and an array of animals!

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Announcing Our Windows 10 Technical Alpha!

Grab your mouse and keyboard and get ready to set sail in the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha!

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Inn-side Story #15 - Phil Spencer in the Tavern!

Xbox Head Phil Spencer talks with Studio Head Craig Duncan about his time sailing the Sea of Thieves!

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Community Spotlight - Riley

Find out how Deckhand Riley brings a little bit of customer care know-how to forum moderation.

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Artist Spotlight - The Making of a Real Life Blunderbuss Prop

Get a closer look at the handmade blunderbuss in our tavern!

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Developer Gameplay Video #3 - "We Look Like a Bunch of Tourists"

Our devs crew up with some brave buccaneers from Xbox including Phil Spencer!

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Inn-side Story #14 - Resources

Mike and Shelley from our Design team show how limited resources impact gameplay!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 8

Emma takes on hosting solo and gets the latest Sea of Thieves updates from Joe, Mike, Bobby and Christina!

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Community Spotlight - Arekkz Gaming

Get to know the ins and outs of YouTube from Alex of Arekkz Gaming!

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Behind the Scenes #2 - Feedback

Learn more about how we're factoring in feedback from the community!

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Behind the Scenes #1 - Sword Combat

Check out this first look at sword combat in Sea of Thieves!

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Community Spotlight - Dilly

See what Forums veteran turned-Deckhand DILLIGAF has to say about Sea of Thieves and community moderation.

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 7

Jon and Emma talk about all the latest Sea of Thieves updates with Joe, Mike and Christina!

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Community Spotlight - Shane

Meet Shane, father, Deckhand and a connoisseur of flavours of the sour kind!

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The Yogscast Take to the Sea of Thieves!

The Yogscast crew visit the studio and test their pirating skills on the Sea of Thieves!

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Developer Gameplay Video #2 - "This Is Unacceptable!"

See our dev team get up to more Sea of Thieves shenanigans in our Technical Alpha!

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Inn-side Story Video #13 - The Voyage System

Learn more about venturing out with our Voyage System!

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Community Spotlight - Kat

Kat tells us about how a love for Pirate games brought her to the Sea of Thieves community.

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Inn-side Story Video #12 - A Wider World

Explore the expanse of Sea of Thieves' world!

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Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Update 0.1.1 - Taming New Seas

See what new dangers and adventures await you in our Technical Alpha Update!

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Community Spotlight - Ron

Meet United States Marine Corps veteran and hardcore Sea of Thieves fan, Ron!

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Tales from the Tavern - Ep6

Jon and Emma talk all about our Technical Alpha with Joe, Mike and special guest Graeme Boyd!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 6

Jon and Emma talk all about our Technical Alpha with Joe, Mike and special guest Graeme Boyd!

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Developer Gameplay Video #1 - We Come Bearing Gifts

See our devs get up to some high seas hijinks in the Technical Alpha!

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Community Spotlight - Whitney

The first Community Spotlight of 2017 features our Technical Alpha's deadliest player!

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Inn-side Story Video #11 - Acting on Feedback

Find out how your feedback helps us shape Sea of Thieves!

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Inn-side Story Video #10 - Co-op Gameplay

Discover some of the ways you can cooperate with your crew in our latest video!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 5

Special guests join Jon and Emma in the tavern for our final podcast episode of the year!

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Community Spotlight - Josh

Our last spotlight of the year features experienced community moderator Josh!

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Announcing the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha

Get more info on setting sail with the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha!

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Short Haul #8 - Building Outposts

Find out what goes into hand-crafting the outposts in Sea of Thieves!

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Community Spotlight - Aaron

Catch up with Aaron, one of our Sea of Thieves Forum Deckhands!

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Sea of Thieves Insider Programme FAQ

Got some questions about our Sea of Thieves Insider Programme? Find some answers here!

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Become a Sea of Thieves Insider!

Join the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme, help steer the course of the game and put yourself in the running to play it early!

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Inn-side Story Video #8 - Imagining Islands

Immerse yourself in the art of Sea of Thieves' islands!

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Community Spotlight - Rodrigo

Find out more about animator, artist and Play It First contest winner Rodrigo in this spotlight!

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Short Haul Video #7 - Animating Skeletons

See some of our eerie skeletons in this Short Haul video!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 4

Jon and Emma catch up with the Sea of Thieves team as they chat about our internal alpha, audio experience and more!

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Inn-side Story Video #7 - A World in Motion

Find out how our Art team instils life into Sea of Thieves' world!

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Community Spotlight - Olivier

Meet the Rare fan who took Sea of Thieves hype to the next level in today's Community Spotlight.

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Short Haul Video #6 - Sounds of the Ship

Explore the sounds of the ship with our Audio Director, Jon V!

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Inn-side Story Video #6 - Sounds of the Land and Sea

Our audio team uncovers some of the secrets of sound effects in Sea of Thieves!

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Community Spotlight - Alex

In today's spotlight, we catch up with Rare fan and professional dancer Alex.

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Short Haul Video #5 - The Hurdy-Gurdy

Robin reveals more about the striking stringed instrument.

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Tales from the Tavern Podcast - Episode 3

Our hosts Jon and Emma welcome six guests to the tavern table and catch up what the team's been doing!

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Inn-side Story Video #5 - A Signature Soundtrack

Discover more about Sea of Thieves' signature sound!

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Community Spotlight - Steve

We catch up with the other half of Rare Gamer!

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Short Haul Video #4 - Visual Effects

Take a 60-second time out to soak in the visual effects of Sea of Thieves!

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Inn-side Story Video #4 - Let There Be Light

Our Art Team sheds more light on the lighting effects in Sea of Thieves.

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Talk Like A Pirate Day 2016

Watch the crew define different pirate phrases!

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Community Spotlight - Daniel

Catch up with Killer Instinct diehard, Daniel!

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Short Haul Video #3 - Creating Clouds

Our Technical Art team tackles the challenges of making fluffy clouds in 3D!

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Tales from the Tavern Podcast - Episode 2

In our next podcast, Jon and Emma sit down with Joe, Mike and Ted.

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Inn-side Story So Far

Catch up on our dev diary-style video series!

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A Message About Our Sea of Thieves Videos

The team shares some thoughts on our recent video series!

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Community Spotlight - Mike

We catch up with Pirate Port Radio founder Mike, aka Abstractacas.

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Sea of Thieves - A Week at Gamescom

Get a glimpse into Sea of Thieves' showing by sneaking a peek into Emma's Gamescom journal!

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Short Haul Video #2 - Aboard the Ship

Find out just some of the ways your crew will interact with each other aboard your ship in Sea of Thieves!

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Tales from the Tavern Podcast - Episode 1

Emma and Jon from the Community Team sit down with Joe, Andy and Mike.

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Community Spotlight - John

Check out what John from Sea of Thieves fansite The Crow's Nest had to say about why history and videogames are a big part of his life.

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A Closer Look at the Art of Adventure

Turn an observant eye on some of the art shown during our SDCC panel.

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Short Haul Video #1 - Instruments

Learn more about Sea of Thieves' instruments in our new one minute video series!

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Community Spotlight - Jephren

Find out more about Jephren from Rare & Friends in this community spotlight!

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Sea of Thieves and the Art of Adventure

Watch the full Sea of Thieves panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

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Community Spotlight - Jackie

Meet budding artist and Sea of Thieves super fan, Jackie!

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Sea of Thieves - San Diego Comic Con 2016 Preview

Here's a look at what to expect from Sea of Thieves at SDCC2016!

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Community Spotlight - Dayanara

Get to know more about Sea of Thieves super fan Dayanara.

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Tavern Tunes - We Shall Sail Together

Composer Robin Beanland tells us more about the song in the Sea of Thieves Cinematic Trailer.

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Sea of Thieves - A Week At E3

Cameron from the Rare Community Team recounts his impressions of E3 2016.

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Sea of Thieves E3 2016 Press Round-Up

Catch up on Sea of Thieves' press coverage from E3 2016!

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Sea of Thieves Official E3 FAQ

Since our showing at E3 2016, we've been getting loads of questions! Find some answers here.

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Sea of Thieves Sails into E3 2016

Take a look at the stunning new Cinematic and Gameplay Trailers shown at E3 2016!

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From the Captain: A Perplexing Puzzler

Captain Bones accrues another cryptic puzzle for the crew to ponder.

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Community Spotlight - Paul of Rare Gamer

Paul of Rare Gamer takes to the stage for our next community spotlight.

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From The Captain: Secluded Beach Concept

Captain Bones continues to taunt us with alluring artwork of a new seaside location.

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Community Spotlight - Sebastian

Meet the mind behind Sea of Thieves Central - Sebastian, also known as Paladin Topaz.

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Sea of Thieves - Play It First Contest Results

It's been two months since we launched our Play It First contest and now it's time to announce the results!

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From the Captain - Secret Cave Concept

Captain Bones continues his tradition of weekly teases with some brand new artwork.

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Community Spotlight - DK Vine

We've got a double dose of details on the DK Vine duo in our next Community Spotlight.

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Play It First: Contest Round Up #3

Take a look at another batch of some of our Play It First contest entries.

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From the Captain: Welcome to Paradise

Captain Bones decides to taunt us with sea and sunshine in his latest tease.

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Community Spotlight - IOnEI_Falcon

Find out all about Amir, otherwise known as IOnEI_Falcon, one of Rare's biggest fans.

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Play It First: Contest Round Up #2

Looking for some creative inspiration for your Play It First entry? We've got you covered in this round up!

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PC Game Design Specialist Role

Sea of Thieves Lead Designer, Mike Chapman, gives the rundown on our PC Game Design Specialist vacancy.

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Play It First: Contest Round Up

Take a look at just some of the entries that have flooded in over the past two weeks.

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Sea of Thieves Contest FAQ

We've put together some answers to your most burning competition questions.

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From the Captain: The Gold Skelly

Captain Bones shows us a great example of when gold hoarding goes a step too far.

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Sea of Thieves - Play it First Fan Contest

We're looking for the first fans in the world to play the game, and it could be you.

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Looking back at E3

In case you missed it, E3 2015 was kind of a big deal for us.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day 2015

As far as holidays go, we here on the Sea of Thieves team believe that September 19 takes the cake.

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From the Captain - Solve This Skull Scratcher

What's this? More treats from the Captain that may leave your head in a spin.

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From the Captain: Rat Concept

Captain Bones shares the goods again this week with some pint sized concept art.

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From the Captain: A Welcoming Riddle

No good, two-timing skeletal developer Captain Bones has posted a new Sea of Thieves riddle this week.

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From the Captain: Kitty Concept

Captain Bones is at it again, this time sharing concept art of the feline variety.

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