The Sword of Kings
A downloadable Tabletop RPG
The Sword of Kings is a one-shot 7th Sea adventure that should take your players a single session to complete. While they do not need to be members of the Invisible College, having allies or friends in the Secret Society helps. Even if they don’t, I, John Wick, have got you covered.
Whenever I run GM seminars at conventions, I always advocate a simple strategy: don’t have a plan, have contingencies. What does that mean? Well, you know how it goes. As a GM, you sit up all night making a plan for your players. Then, when they hit the first fork in the road, they go in a direction you never planned on. And there goes your plan, right out the window.
So, don’t have a plan. Have contingencies.
This adventure has a general outline, but it also has a bunch of different options. I want you to have those options just in case your players go off in a direction you didn’t plan on. Now, I can’t plan on everything, but with a little effort, you and I can stay one step ahead of the players. At least, we can appear to be one step ahead of them, and that’s good enough. Just like a good magician, if your audience doesn’t see what you’re really doing, they’re none the wiser.
I’m also providing some options so you can custom tailor the adventure to your group. Maybe your players have no reason to know a member of the Explorer’s Society. Maybe they hate the Explorer’s Society. If that plan doesn’t work, we can talk about other ways to hook your Heroes.
Now, this adventure starts in medias res: in the middle of a stormy sea battle. Here’s everything you need to know:
- A spy for the Villain Cormac McDougal has stolen part of an ancient map leading to a cave that supposedly holds Caledfwlch.
- During the theft, the map was torn in two.
- The Heroes have one part of the map, the Villain has the other part, and both need the whole thing to find the sword.
- The Heroes were on their way to the Highland Marches to steal the other part of the map, but were caught in a storm that seemed to come out of nowhere. Then, their ship was attacked!
And this is where we start.
The Sword of Kings was first released in October 2019 to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of Chaosium founder Greg Stafford.
Read John Wick's tribute to Greg Stafford, 'The Grey Crane.
11 page PDF
Author: John Wick
Art: Shen Fei, Simon Bray
Editorial: Susan O'Brien
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