Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Swashbuckling, whitebox style

Reading up on the rules for 7th Sea for our game tomorrow I found myself with the idea of a swashbuckler for S&W. My White Box showed up a while ago, and this is a new class for S&W-WB, my first attempt to do anything with WB.

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The Swashbuckler Class

Character Advancement: The Swashbuckler uses the Magic-User advancement for Hit dice and Saves, and the Cleric advancement for Experience.

Weapons and Armour Restrictions: Having trained to strike quick and be light on the feet, Swashbucklers are limited to Leather armour, no shield. Also, no other weapons than swords (long, short) and a dagger may be used.

Saving Throw: Since the Swashbuckler is swift moving, and as such get +2 to attacks (like oil splashes) and spells with an area effect.

Swiftness: The Swashbuckler may roll a Saving Throw to once a round push one item or character in between himself and a foe, or to swiftly transport himself behind an enemy by swinging in low hanging chandeliers . This ability may be used as many times per day as the level of the Swashbuckler.


  1. Not bad but "push between" needs a little more definition think. Its a bit skimpy even for White Box.

    I'd also nix the weapons restrictions, unarmed strikes, whips (Zorro), staffs and bows (Robin Hood) are all part and parcel of the Swashbucklers style

    Also they probably should be given an AC bonus (AC7 is too low to make a front line fighter useful even ) and be allowed to use buckler shelds.

  2. I agree with 5stonegames and I'd suggest making the armor bonus scale as well.

  3. I was thinking a bit along those lines. The "push between" was intentionally vague, in order to make room for player creativity. Maybe it was too vague.

    The idea of pushing the inventory around was supposed to work like some kind of AC bonus, basically making it harder to hit someone when there's suddenly a table in between you.

    Typing this I realize that intentions don't count for much unless you put it into print. Hmm.

    The buckler I just plain forgot.

    Very interesting feedback! Thanks a lot guys. Seems like I will do a revision to my first WB attempt.


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