7th Sea: Deconstructing the QuickStart Heroes

Kickstarter Update: We are 4 days into the 7th Sea 2nd edition Kickstarter and already funding is closing in on $500k with over 4200 contributors.  Several sourcebooks have been “unlocked,” including the New World and the Crescent Empire.  You can check it all out here!

I suspect I’m not the only one interested in figuring out the nuts and bolts of characters in 7th Sea 2nd edition (and aren’t patient enough to wait til October).  So I broke out the various details of the five pre-generated characters and complied everything into lists.  I’ve removed the details in an effort to avoid any legal issues, but I recognize a lot of these from 1st edition, so those of you who haven’t yet backed the kickstarter campaign or subscribed to the 7th Sea email list but do have access to the old 1st edition Players Guide can probably follow along.

Now, this is nowhere near enough information necessary to actually create a character.  But given the ranges, you might be able to eyeball some unholy variation with the first edition rules.

HUBRIS

Each hero has one hubris.

Hot Headed
Loyal
Overconfident
Proud
Trusting

VIRTUE

Each hero has one virtue.

Inspirational
Perspicacious
Uncanny
Victorious
Willful

SKILLS

Each character has between 8 and 11 skills.  Characters have between 14.5* and 20 dice (pips) divided between skills (minimum 1, maximum 3).

Ambush
Athletics
Deception
Diplomacy
Empathy
Healing
Hide
Intimidation
Know (Fashion, Law, Occult, Poison, Tactics, Sea)
Perform (Dancing)
Profession (Sailor)
Ride
Sailing
Tempt
Theft
Warfare
Weapon (Dagger, Firearms, Sword, Whip)

*Yes, one character has 1 and a half dice in a Weapons skill.  No idea at all what that means, but I’m calling it out here all the same.

BACKGROUNDS

Each character has two backgrounds.

Army Officer
Aristocrat
Assassin
Bravo
Consigliere
Courtier
El Vagobundo Vagabond
Fate Witch

ADVANTAGES

Each character has five or six advantages.

Able Drinker
Ally
Castillian Education
Combat Reflexes
Come Hither
Confidants
Friends at Court
Handy
Indomitable Will
Keen Sense
Large
Leadership
Left-Handed
Linguist
Luck
Membership
Ordained
Poison Immunity
Reputation
Sea Legs
Second Story Work
Small
Psst, Over Here

DUELING ACADEMIES

Ambrogia

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s