May
13
2017
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My players and I did combat for 7th Sea today.

It was an interesting time, although we’re all going to have to look more closely at the rules.  I also probably should make sure that the Villains have more dice in their pool to do Villainous stuff. Well, that’s how you learn.

If you’re interested: the major thing that we took away from 7th Sea combat is that it’s a bit more abstracted, or at least that we were treating it as abstracted.  It was very easy to jump about and shift focus, which is fine if you’re used to actually roleplaying and improvising dialogue. If you’re more of the ‘I hit him with my weapon for 1d8 damage’ school of gaming then you might find it less intriguing.

All in all, I think that the combat system works, but it’s not very intuitive. We may end up coming up with significant numbers of house rules.  Which, hey, is just what we all did with first edition 7th Sea!

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May
08
2017
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In the Mail: 7th Sea: Pirate Nations.

Just in time, too: there’s a Villain in there that will be useful for the game I’m running now.  Alas, it does not have the writeup of my wife’s character in it, but it’s early days yet. Nowhere near soon enough to even thinking about grumbling..

Mar
29
2017
1

The 7th Sea’s Explorer’s Society site is live.

Finally. Basically, it’s a format for making your own 7th Sea material and, hey, selling it (you get 50% of any profits, John Wick gets 25%, DriveThruRPG gets 25%).  This is acceptable, given that John Wick’s also made a bunch of free stock stuff available for people who want to do this, including maps, pictures, coats of arms, that sort of thing.  I gotta sit down with my gaming group (we’re in the middle of a 7th Sea campaign) next session and really TALK about this.  This may change how we run games for a while.

Feb
14
2017
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If you Kickstartered 7th Sea Second Edition, check your email.

The PDF for Pirate Nations just dropped.  It’s not yet released to the general public, but if you backed the Kickstarter above $40 you should be getting a copy.  On a personal note… this isn’t the one that immortalizes my wife, alas.  Not that her character was a pirate.  Her character punched pirates.  Until they were good, or at least quiet.

Oct
13
2016
1

Nine days left on the Voyage of Fortune’s Star Kickstarter…

…and it seems to have stalled a bit.  Which is a problem, because I’d really like to play a 7th Sea videogame. So I ask all y’all to consider Voyage of Fortune’s Star. It looks nifty.

Oct
03
2016
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Three weeks to go on the ‘Voyage of Fortune’s Star — a 7th Sea cRPG’ Kickstarter.

Quarter of the way there. I REALLY want to play Voyage of Fortune’s Star, so I’m reminding folks of the Kickstarter.  It’d be cool!  You’re cool too, right?

Sep
20
2016
2

The 7th Sea ‘Voyage of Fortune’s Star’ computer RPG Kickstarter.

:sigh: Let me find my wallet.

There’s a couple of early-adopter tiers that will offer a discount if you pledge before the Kickstarter funds.  The Kickstarter will almost certainly fund.  Very possibly very quickly. Note also that they’re definitely making the game anyway – in fact, the game is being made right now.  All of this is going towards funding extra stuff, which is fine by me and presumably all the other 7th Sea fanatics.

Aug
27
2016
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Had a good 7th Sea Intro session today. (@JWPresents)

All-new players when it comes to this edition and only two of us have played 7th Sea before. But I still think that it worked out well. I went with the standard ‘you all meet in a bar’ and then we used the standard ‘let’s have a bar fight’ to experiment with how the combat rules worked and how to roll. Next session we’ll ramp up the complexity a bit and add Villains, maybe bring in sorcery. Should be fun.

Moe Lane

Aug
09
2016
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FINALLY: the 7th Sea Core Rulebook has arrived!

Although technically it should be my wife’s 7th Sea Core Rulebook has arrived.  After all, this is part and parcel of a fairly elaborate Valentine’s Day/birthday/Christmas present for her.  And she’s even playing in a 7th Sea game herself, so she’ll need the rulebook just as much as I would.

Still, she won’t mind if I leaf through it.

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May
27
2016
2

Going through the new 7th Sea rules now…

…and my wife – who lives and breathes 7th Sea in a way that I can appreciate, but not duplicate – keeps chuckling over my shoulder at the way that certain broken rules have been repaired. Alas, one of those broken rules is probably going to be the entire Finnegan pugilism school from Inismore. I loved Finnegan; but I loved it because it was gloriously broken and allowed me to play a Drunken Irish Kung Fu Fighter at insane levels of Cheese-Monkey.  I can’t blame John Wick for nerfing all of that. I would have done the same thing.

May
08
2016
2

I wonder how the ‘7th Sea call for writers’ thing is chugging along.

I put something together for it, and so did my wife, and so did at least one of my friends. I don’t have an ‘in’ or anything over there, more’s the pity; and I suppose that it’s reasonable to expect John Wick et. al. to take more than three weeks to assess all the applicants. But it would be nigh-infinitely sweet to get a shot at writing for 7th Sea.

Certainly I’m self-confident – or egotistical – enough to think that I could credibly write for that game line. It’s been a while since I wrote gaming material… and I should rectify that, huh?  I mean, there’s an entire set of mental muscles that might need exercising, or simply stretching. Sure, I’ve been writing constantly for the last fifteen years; but it’s different kinds of writing, huh?

Yeah, guess it’s time to get back on that horse. God knows I have enough gaming books to choke a whole herd of ’em.

Apr
14
2016
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Reminder: 7th Sea’s call for writers ends either soon, or tomorrow night.

I always hate it when people say something expires, say, April 15th. Does that mean that I have until tomorrow night to go back and revise the whole blessed thing, or whether I only have half an hour?  – Because I’ve met just enough people who use either that I’m never quite sure.  I wish that they’d just establish a standard. Or maybe give the time? 11:59 PM Eastern time on whatever date would make the situation a lot more tolerable.

Anyway: here’s a link for the 7th Sea call for writers. Although, sure, it might too late for other folks either way.

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