Talk:7th Sea (role-playing game)

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Publishing date[edit]

I don't believe that the Publication date of 1999 is correct. I quit role-playing (for a short period) in late 1998. I ran a long (at least three months) campaign of 7th Sea in the summer months, which at the latest would be 1998. I also recall buying the books in a local hobbystore many months before then, and the inference made by the store owner was that they (along with several sourcebooks) had been available for some time.

Having checked my copies of the GM Guide and Player Guide of 7th Sea, the copyright and trademark notice reads 1999 in the GM's guide and 1999-2000. Both are second printings dating to February 2000.

I don't think this Kevin Wilson is an Australian singer..[edit]

I don't think the Kevin Wilson responsible for 7th Sea is the same as the Australian singer who is linked to in this article... I don't know enough how to change articles to fix it, but thought it was worth noting

Unsupported author references[edit]

The sentence

  • The 7th Sea RPG is set in a world that draws direct influence from the literature of 1600's Europe, such as Mallory (sp) and Dumas pere.

is wrong. Since Dumas lived in the 1800s, and Malory in the 1400s, I feel pretty comfortable removing the reference to the authors.

Saintclaire: While the dates are certainly not current with the 17th Century setting of the world, the game is in fact based on authors such as Mallory (Avalon grail cycle) and Dumas (Court of the Sun King, Musketeers). The world of Theah brings together places and times in Europe that did not actually exist together in real history.

How about if you (or I, if you want) change it to remove the reference to "1600's literature", and instead say exactly what you have said above concerning the two authors? () Ccady 00:16, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Potential Bias[edit]

Saintclaire: I am slightly concerned that parts of the page have a definate opinion and bias (mostly against d20 and aspects of the metaplot) that are not really fitting for an encylopaedia entry. I would alter it, but with my involvement directly in 7th Sea it could be argued that I may put a different source of bias into the work.

This is an obscure enough page (sorry) that as long as you stick to facts, I doubt people will complain if the facts come from you. If you want to remove unsubstantiated opinion, I am certainly not going to complain. Ccady 00:16, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
Agreed. A general refelction of bias against D20 won't be uncommon from any editor who remembers Seventh Sea :) Mathiastck 21:21, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Many players lost faith in the game...[edit]

I wish there was a way we could get a citation for that. I know I for one thought the game had died when it went d20, and later when I saw books with both d20 and Roll and Keep I didn't buy them because I didn't want to pay for the extra d20 pages. I felt like I would be paying twice as much than the book was worth. d20 players probably felt the same way about the Roll and Keep parts of the book. The game (for me) took on a very GURPS feel (and I never liked GURPS) once those extra pages were added.

A friend of mine bought me a copy of Swashbuckling Adventures (Knowing I like(d) 7th Sea) and I didn't like the d20 system at all for the game. I wish we could find a source, because I believe the statement is true. I wonder now, and believe it is possible that incorporating the d20 system is what killed the game..?

Dead link[edit]

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--JeffGBot (talk) 21:20, 19 June 2011 (UTC)