The Zen Game Master

Meditations on the games I play and the things I geek.


7th Sea

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 13

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 13

    The crew decided they needed to contact a true fate witch but not in Five Sails after the assassination of Servo Scarpa. Don Constanzo Scarpa did not see Isabella loose the arrow that killed his son but it was only a matter of time before the Don’s minions began questioning everyone in attendance at the masquerade ball where the foul… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 12

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 12

    Empereur Leon Alexandre du Montaigne XIV was thrilled this moment had finally come to fruition. Years of planning and manipulation to bring Julianne de la Chateaux Claurent de Mont Toppin, Jacques-Louis de la Chateaux Claurent de Mont Toppin, and Captain Nathan Hawke together in this place at this time. Then he learned they had failed to piece together the clues to… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 11

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 11

    Isabella, Don Diego, and Captain Hawke reunited with Julianne and Jacques-Louis at Ole’s Inn. The couple had kept themselves busy cataloging the documents stolen from the cultists and were eager to explore Five Sails. Isabella gave Julianne the medical tome titled Marengo’s Anatomy [stolen by Don Diego and Captain Hawke] to Julianne as a gift and proceeded to tell her about the masquerade… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 10

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 10

    Our beloved Julianne and Jacques-Louis were absent for this session. Perhaps that was for the better considering the dark deeds considered during this session’s telling of tales? Isabella continued her search for Sophia’s Daughters and found a contact. This “sister” was a stooped older woman with white hair, a widower, living along in fine accommodations. Her late husband had been a merchant… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 9

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 9

    The journey to Five Sails continued through the Vaticine Gulf. They skillfully avoided the pirates and privateers who frequent the locale and soon found themselves approaching the city many of them called home. They were quickly met at the docks by Patricia Moustakas, a Numa dockmaster, looking to collect fees much larger than Captain Hawke was accustomed to. He sent… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 8

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 8

    Flashback to the day the Ruby Star sailed away from Arisent. Mary inquired with Captain Nathan Hawke as to their next destination and he gave her a heading but nothing further. She pressed for more information but Hawke told her he would tell her more when the time was right. He alone had the coordinates to Black Skull Isle and he wanted to keep… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 7

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 7

    Rebuilt Isabella Alunni and Don Diego de la Vega-Borgia. Created an ad hoc scenario in which the Ruby Star was damaged during a storm and the group took refuge on an uncharted island. The island possessed natural resources with which to repair the vessel. However, the island was not inhabited. A vile cult of Nyarlathotep called it home and during… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 6

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 6

    We switched from 7th Sea 1E to 2E. Why did we move from the first edition of the game to the second? 7th Sea 1E was a great game when it was released. It’s still a good game but there are things that just didn’t work for us. I found myself reworking parts of the… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 5

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 5

    Isabella and Julianne were the two members of the crew most skilled in the arts of stealth. They decided to sneak around the Ussuran mercenaries to the back of the stables to prepare the carriage they arrived in to depart. Unfortunately, Julianne caught her dress on some hedges and knocked over some crockery while trying… Continue reading

  • 7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 4

    7th Sea: Blood Sails – Session 4

    The crew joined the festivities at Lord Petrus Brosseau’s estate and drew the attention of several young nobles. Seeing the PCs making themselves comfortable Crespin Baudet bid them adieu and disappeared into the crowd. Isabella explored the gardens a bit and discovered another Vodacce woman attending the party. The mysterious guest did not provide a… Continue reading