Questions tagged [7th-sea-2e]

The second edition of John Wick's 7th Sea where the players play Heroes of Théah in a world of swashbuckling, sorcery, exploration, piracy, and archæology!

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What to do when a PC’s Story ties heavily into another’s?

A Story and its Steps are mechanics in 7th Sea 2nd edition’s character advancement system. I have a problem with how to manage this mechanic when players choose Stories that interact. Two of my ...
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Are there pitfalls to allowing for a Story with an open ending?

In 7th Sea second edition, I'm working with one of my players on a Story where their character is to retrieve a stolen item of significant value. He hasn't decided what the character wants to do with ...
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Should I forgo Stories for a very short campaign?

I'm about to run a game of 7th Sea (second edition) to my friends. We've agreed to keep this game short, probably between three and five sessions. The only person in the group with prior experience ...
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How long can I expect the average drama or action sequence to last with 5-6 Players?

I am currently planning a oneshot to try out 7th Sea for the first time. My players will be experienced roleplayers, but 7th Sea will be new for them, too. With that in mind, my question is the ...
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Are we playing the Victorious virtue correctly?

The Victorious virtue reads as follows: Activate your virtue the first time you Wound a Villain during a fight to make her take a Dramatic Wound in addition to the Wounds you normally deal. Our ...
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Can you avoid Wounds not caused by Raises?

Page 180 of 2e says: When you face a Villain or Hero in combat, he may spend Raises to directly inflict Wounds on your Hero outside of a Consequence. You can avoid these Wounds by immediately ...
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How Many Hero Points do you get when use Virtue Humble with the Hubris Unfortunate?

In 7th Sea Second edition I'm having trouble figuring out how these Arcana stack? Virtue: Humble Activate your Virtue to gain 2 Hero points instead of 1 when you activate your Hubris or trigger a ...
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Can a character have 2 types of Sorcery?

In 7th Sea 2e, the books seems to indicate that sorcery is tied to where you are from. This seems to implied you have the sorcery of your region and only that of your region. However I found nothing ...
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Do Story rewards have to be narratively tied to the Story?

In 7th Sea, it doesn't seem to state whether story rewards have to be tied to the goal or story in some way or not. It would seem to me that they should be, so that part of the story is providing a ...
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What is the motivation for the rule and lore changes in 7th Sea 2e?

When I first heard about the second edition for 7th Sea, I thought it would be a small update to the first one - like offering searchable .pdfs, having a nicer layout and better pictures in the books, ...
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Danger Points and Rank 4 Skills

Relevant Rules At 4 Ranks, you gain the ability to earn 2 raises per set by creating sets of 15, rather than only 1 Raise per set for creating a set of 10. —Page 146 The GM may use Danger ...