Over 40 years of playing RPGs I can say without doubt that 7th Sea second edition is my favorite table top role play game of all time. It has all the best parts of parts of RPGS without all the tedious accounting work. You pick an approach to scene, chuck a fist full of dice, and tell stories.
The rules are streamlined and easy to teach. I spent most of my time with 7th newbies saying, "we don't worry about (inventory, encumberance, cash on hand, etc) in 7th Sea, if it makes sense for the story then your character has (a knife, can carry the box, can pay for dinner, etc)"
I love that I can invest a lot of time and detail in my character's story without fear that two unlucky dice rolls will kill them off. You can develop a character as the true protagonist of the tale.
Anyone looking for shared storytelling swashbuckling adventure must play this game! If you love GURPS, math, and/or making tons of individual dice rolls to drive your game you will not like 7th Sea 2e.
[5 of 5 Stars!]