For my very first 7th Sea adventure I've decided to run "The Caliberi Letters." It looks fun, is short enough for one game night and looks like a great introductory adventure (in fact, I think it should be a part of the corebook). But I have some questions:
1) Scene 1: It's mostly roleplaying etc., no questions here, except: when did the War finished? I know it was a 30 year long conflict, but how long ago did it finish? In fact, what year is it (I assume there is an official storyline but I can't find it). For a quasi-historical setting, some dates would be nice.
2)Scene 2: This starts with combat. The villains jump out (but can they be spotted earlier? how?), the corpse rises, everyone rolls their approach, right? And needs to spend 2 R to avoid being ambushed, otherwise does nothing in the first round. They fight. If Bohn escapes (which is quite likely), tracking him down requires a short dramatic scene, right?
3)Since my players don't like starting in media res, they'll arrive to the daughter's house and see 2 carriages, once starts off, the brutes from the other attack the PCs to buy some time for the Villain. During the chase: I'm going to use the nice rules for chasing found elsewhere on this forums. How do I activate Villains special abilities, since they don't get hero points?
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to running the adventure!