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Old Player characters

So, like many other people probably did, one of the first things I did with these rules was to re-write my favourite PC (okay, my only PC, as I have repeatedly run 7th Sea after the first time I played).  I'm going to put him up for comments.  Anyone else feel like doing that?


Joachim Deneuve du Surlign, Ambassador to Vestini, Montaigne, Vaticine


Star-crossed (Hubris), Subtle (Virtue)


Brawn 2, Finesse 2, Wits 3, Resolve 2, Panache 4


Aim 1, Convince 2, Empathy 3, Hide 2, Notice 2, Perform 1, Ride 2, Scholarship 1, Tempt 3, Theft 2, Weaponry 1


Aristocrat, Spy


Come Hither; Disarming Smile; Opportunist; Poison Immunity; Rich; Sorcery (Porté)



Goal: Become a Courtier to Prince Vestini.  Reward: Friends at Court.  First Step: Travel to Vestini


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I was usually in the GM's seat, but I did have a GMPC (who I did my best to keep out of the spotlight) that would show up regularly.

Ysabette duMontaigne, Renegade 8th Daughter of L'Empereur.

Arcana - The Emperor (virtue) The War (hubris)
Traits - Brawn 2, Finesse 3, Resolve 2, Wits 3, Panache 3
Skills - Aim 3, Intimidate 3, Notice 1, Sailing 2, Theft 1, Convince 2, Empathy 2, Ride 1, Scholarship 1, Weaponry 2, Tempt 1, Warfare 1
Backgrounds - Pirate, Aristocrat
Advantages - Dead Eye, Indomitable Will, Rich, Disarming Smile, Sorcery, Camaraderie, Linguist

Story - (adapted from my poor memory of that first campaign)
Atonement (of a sort): Free (province) from Montainge Rule.
Goal: the Military Governor flees back to Charouse
Reward: Trusted Companions
First step: Make Contact with the resistance

Now, by way of comparison, her 1st ed stats (from well before the Sophia's Daughter's book was written. File date is July 1999, so base books only)

Arcana - The fool (hubris)
Traits - Brawn 2, Finesse 2, Wits 3, Resolve 2, Panache 3
Backgrounds - True Identity, Hunted
Advantages - Dangerous Beauty, Linguist, Swordsman’s Guild, Avalon (R/W), Castille (R/W), Vodacce (R/W)
Swordsdman School: Valroux
Apprentice: No off hand penalty when parrying with Dagger. 1 free Raise with Parry (Knife)
Double Parry
Exploit Weakness 1

Fencing - Attack (Fencing) 3, Parry (Fencing) 2
Knife - Attack (Knife) 2, Parry (Knife) 3, Throw (Knife) 1
Athlete - Climbing 2, Footwork 3, Sprinting 1, Throwing 1
Dirty Fighting - Attack (DF) 1, Parry (Imp. Weap) 1
Ride - Riding 1
Commander - Strategy 1, Tactics 1
Courtier - Dancing 2, Etiquette 3, Fashion 3, Oratory 2
Servant - Etiquette 3, Fashion 3, Unobtrusive 2, Menial Tasks 1
Criminal - Gambling 1, Quack 1, Shadowing 1, Stealth 1
Merchant - Innkeeper 2, Jenny 1
Streetwise - Socializing 1, Street Navigation 1
Sailor - Balance 1, Climbing 2, Knotwork 1, Rigging 1

Salamanca's picture
Yeah... Too much missing to build any of my old faces. Had I backed at the level of adding my character to the sourcebooks, I would have been sending John a 1st Ed sheet and a note reading "good luck, doubt I will recognize it". One centers on disarm with a refusal to hurt people. One thrived on blindfighting and the variety of defense knacks. And the last is a 10 year old parkour kid that has nothing in common with the published backgrounds.
Harliquinn Whit...
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Though the names may not fit, I could see Romeo having Explorer and Servant (Mother) backgrounds.


Harliquinn Whit...
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While there is no true Fhideli background or mention in 2e, here is an attempt at remaking him here. Some of this is masked because of some secrets.

Aleksei Nikolov (7th Sea 2e)


Ussuran Fhideli


Brawn: 2

Finesse: 3

Resolve: 2

Wits: 3

Panache: 3




  Advantages: Opportunist, Poison Immunity

  Skills: Empathy, Hide, Notice, Tempt, Theft


  Advantages: Virtuoso (Dancing), Inspire Generosity

  Skills: Athletics, Empathy, Perform, Tempt, Theft



Aim: 1

Athletics: 2

Convince: 3

Empathy: 2

Hide: 2

Notice: 2

Perform: 2

Scholarship: 1

Tempt: 2

Theft: 2

Weaponry: 1



Linguist: 1

Foreign Born: 1

Signature Item: 3



Virtue: Wily (Adaptable seemed more appropriate theme wise but the benefit didn't seem to fit)

Hubris: Loyal


Secret Society: It's a secret :)

Francois DeGaulle
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Francois DeGaulle du motte Du Crieux (2nd ed, mark1)

B 2 F2 W3 R3 P3

Sorcier Porte

Virtue - Glorious
Hubris - Star-crossed


Time Sense
An Honest Misunderstanding
Friend at court
Able Drinker



Salamanca's picture
Yeah, that was as close as I got on him too. But then I realized something important. I have a new game here with new places and new things. I already played those characters and did what I wanted with them. I don't want to build old characters even as an exercise to see how they stack up. It's time to create a new friend. Side note to Ken and John: are these characters going to end up somewhere down the line? I don't recall what your pledge levels were but I thought at least one of you was toying with the " have a character in a book" level.
Francois DeGaulle
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Francois is going to be canonical. Even if his cannon won't be. I keep going back and forth between courtier, artistocrat and Ami du roi. And I think he should have the Joi de vivre advantage. It does suit him well. *throws hands up in the air* Too many choices to ponder.
Harliquinn Whit...
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Yes Aleksei will be in the book. :) hopefully as a Fhideli. We will have to see how that goes :)

Salamanca's picture
Nobody said they need to be at starting level. If they need an advantage, add it.
Harliquinn Whit...
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I hope that's the case, as there are a few advantages I see Aleksei having.


Tilly Bomas
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SO wanted to have Alfanso Orduno in a book :'( just too poor...

Bradley's picture

I know the feeling. Although, I mostly just wanted all the books. At least I will be getting the pirate version of the core.

That being said, I would love to have gotten a kilt wearing hero in one of the books. Because the world needs more kilts.

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