I've never GM'd 7th Sea before so I've decided to use the adventure in the Quickstart (Long Live the Prince).
Will this work with the full rules 'as is' or is it slightly different? If it's different I'm concerned it'll confuse me
Sorry to keep banging this drum but this example on page 179 still looks wrong to me:
"And the powder room will explode at 2 Raises and everyone takes 5 Wounds.”
Ok the above part is fine because it clearly says that the room explodes at 2 Raises. Nothing ambiguous there.
The problem for me is in the very next sentence:
"That means, as soon as all of the Heroes have fewer than 2 Raises, the powder room explodes and everyone takes 5 Wounds."
So by that reading, the calamity is going to occur at 2 Raises when all the Heroes have fewer than 2 Raises.
Is this right, does it mean exactly what it says, that the room starts to explode at 2 Raises, but doesn't actually explode until all heroes have less than 2 Raises?
If that's true, is it also true for the rest of the examples on page 179?
"If the Heroes don’t grab it [the necklace] by Raise 3, it falls off into the night, down onto the city streets, into the fire, or into the ocean."
By Raise 3, meaning it starts to fall at Raise 3 but doesn't actually fall until all heroes are at fewer than 3 Raises?
“The cannons below explode on Raise 3. Everyone will take 3 Wounds. And, on Raise 1, the ship goes down, dragging you all down into the deep!”
So the cannons start to explode on Raise 3, but do not actually explode until all heroes are at fewer than 3 Raises and the ship drags the heroes to the seabed at Raise 1 but doesn't actually drag them down until all heroes have fewer than 1 Raise?
"For example, if the room’s ceiling will collapse on 2, a Hero who wishes to dive out of the way must spend Raises to do so before the ceiling collapses."
Again then, the room's ceiling begins its collapse on 2 Raises but doesn't actually collapse until all heroes have fewer than 2 Raises?
It looks odd to me.
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die..." ~ Inigo