From publisher blurb:
Welcome to first issue of The Crow's Nest, the newsletter where we help you put the rules of 7th Sea into practice along with ideas for new NPCs, Monsters, Plot Hooks, and Secret Socieities. to throw at your Heroes.
In our first issue, Navigating Delicate Negotiations, you'll learn how to use Raises and Pressure to negotiate agreements between your Heroes and NPCs. Whether it's a formal contract or a simple promise, our goal is to help you spark social interactions where a Hero's own words will put them in more danger than the point of a Villain's sword.
- In Starting Negotiations we'll talk about a number of different ways you can transition between Dramatic Sequences, and while the empahsis is on social interaction, the concepts can be applied for any sort of scenario you're trying to run. We'll also look at how different Skills can be effectively used as an Approach when negotiating and debating.
- Next, in Negotiating Terms, we give you a framework for how you can use Raises and Pressure to create dynamic back-and-forth social interactions between your Heroes and NPCs. You'll be given several ideas for how to push forward a Hero (or Villain's) agenda and some examples for how characters can play both an active and a supporting role in negotiations.
- Keeping Your Promises gives you a way to add weight to social interactions by introducing an optional rule for extending Pressure across scenes based on earlier promises.
We wrap it all up in Final Thoughts with some additional tips on table dynamics and "playing fair."