Originally released in 1998 as a collectible card game, 7th Sea has been a beloved card game and role-playing game setting for over two decades. Now, with Pine Box Entertainment’s upcoming addition to the 7th Sea universe in the new expandable card game 7th Sea: City of Five Sails (arriving to Kickstarter on October 11, 2022), new and old players alike can return to swashbuckling and sorcery in the world of Théah!
Five Sails has been declared an independent city which no outside forces may control, so naturally, each player’s goal is to wrestle control of the city away from their opponent through economic might, dominance of the city’s strategic locations, or assassination of the opposing faction’s leader.
Gen Con 2022 marked the preview of 7th Sea: City of Five Sails and Pine Box hosted an inaugural tournament to honor the occasion! Sixty-five players arrived in Five Sails to brawl and backstab their way to victory in this two day tournament using prerelease starter decks. This tournament, and others like it are also Storyline tournaments, just as many of the tournaments from the 1998 7th Sea collectible card game once were. Storyline tournaments provide opportunities for players to shape the future of the City of Five Sails by allowing them to answer critical questions and make compelling decisions regarding the city and the extraordinary personalities that call it home.
For this inaugural tournament, the storyline question that needed answering was, “Is Yevgeni the Boar a hero or a villain?”
At the end of the tournament, finalists Stephen Skilton and Hayes Hunter worked together to determine Yevgeni’s moral standing and decided that Yevgeni’s path would be one of heroism. Now, the Hero subtype will be added to Yevgeni’s character card before 7th Sea: City of Five Sails hits Kickstarter this October, giving Ussura players new options to consider when building their decks.
Being a pre-release event, the inaugural tournament used pre-constructed decks. Each deck is defined by its leader, a larger than life personality that gives each deck a unique flavor and access to special abilities and specific advantages. Participants chose their decks from the five factions, each with their unique leader, that will be included in the core box.
The inaugural tournament saw every faction well represented, with nine players choosing the power hungry “Don” Constanzo Scarpa, another nine selecting the indomitable Yevgeni the Boar, 14 players preferring the cunning Soline el Gato, another 14 selecting the influential Odette Dubois d’Arrent, and a whopping 19 players choosing to help bolster the ranks of the revered commander Kaspar Dietrich. At the end of the tournament, Kaspar and his mercenaries emerged as the final victor.
Of course, no 7th Sea unveiling would be complete without celebrating its roots. Pine Box Entertainment hosted a retro tournament for the 7th Sea Collectible Card Game with 22 participants to recognize those fans of the game who are still playing almost two decades after the game’s cancellation. The winner of this retro tournament was none other than Stephen Skilton, one of the finalists in the City of Five Sails inaugural tournament!
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