Down the Great River!
And in just days--our sails full of southerly winds--we have reached Ifri. This continent has long been little more than a rumor, but now it is real to us, laid out before our feet, a land of promise and adventure, gold and fire, politics and intrigue. It is large, much larger than Théah or even the The Crescent Empire, and we can barely take it all in!
$600,000 means that we’ve funded Djen, a City of Adventure on the new continent of Ifri. All $40+ backers will receive the PDF for this new City for free, packed full of Heroes, Villains, plot hooks, and new character mechanics set in this fantastic new land. (We’re already so excited about the stuff Jerry wants to do for Ifri!)
Djen is merely the first of many cities we will visit in Ifri, land of gold and fire. But to journey further down the great river Kwara, we will need a map…
New Stretch Goal ($630,000): Map of Ifri
If we reach $630,000 in funding, we’ll commission a 7th Sea: Second Edition map of Ifri (like the map of Théah we released for an earlier stretch goal). We love these big, detailed maps, and we think it’s going to be awesome to show off the land of gold and fire in all its glory!
All $40+ backers will get the map for free as a hi-res PDF, and we'll create a new add-on for folks who want to add a physical map (roughly 24’’ x 36’’) to their order. We’ll also add it for free to the pirate’s booty, so that everyone who backed at the PIRATE tier and higher will have the map added to their order for free!
Mark Richardson Joins the Crew
As you may have noticed, we quietly added Mark Richardson to the crew a few days ago. Mark is going to be the staff cartographer for this project, and the announcement of this third map is a great opportunity to introduce you all to Mark!
Mark Richardson is the staff cartographer for 7th Sea: Second Edition and the game designer behind Headspace RPG. Mark has spent the last 16 years making maps professionally for the Canadian government and has provided his cartography skills to a variety of RPGs including Urban Shadows, Project Dark, No Country for Old Kobolds, and King Wens Tower. Mark lives in Ottawa, Canada.You can find him at @slavetothehat and www.greenhatdesigns.com.
One of the things I love about working with Mark is that he brings a wealth of real world knowledge to the table. He’ll make suggestions about maps based on how geography works, and his work is both beautiful and functional. Originally, I just wanted these maps so our staff knew where everything was… but now I’m excited that you all get to enjoy them too!
Achievement Update: 16 Goals down!
We’ve finally crossed the 2k Facebook community achievement, which brings us to 16 goals unlocked! That’s enough for us to release a preview of the Sorte deck mechanics… so we’ll put the finishing touches on that preview and get it out this week. You all rock.
We’re also close on Twitter followers and LEGO ships. Just a few more of those (and a bunch of selfies) and we’re going to be at 20 completed goals. Once that happens, we'll get out a preview chapter of my first 7th Sea novel, Daughter of Fate!
We’ve also had a few actual play reports published:
We’d love to see more of these! Please give the Quick Start a try and post about your experiences. The feedback is great, and it’s a fantastic way to get out the word about the campaign. Just three more and we hit our first community achievement goal for actual play reports.
Thanks, again. A million times. Thanks.
And once again, thank you for making this possible. Thanks to your pledges, we’ve funded a whole slew of new and interesting parts of the world of 7th Sea, much more than I ever dreamed was possible. And we’ve still got 25 days to go...