I know I should be waiting for the manual to be updated, but I'm hoping for quick answers to these:
1) Are the attributes and and ability ratings combined in tests or is it just the ability ratings? Ex.: Is a sailing test done against Sailing + Dexterity or only against Sailing?
2) Do current sails and mast scores figure into how easy it is to advance/retreat in combat or is it only the captains' relative skills? Sometimes it seems a ship with 0 sails can still manage to escape from boarding range.
How are Templars like snails? Both move slowly and leave a trail of ichor behind wherever they go.
How are Templars different from snails? Ask one and find out...