Ifri Cover Art, Sorte Deck Preview, and #1 All-Time Stretch Goal!
And with a mighty effort, we have found ourselves on the other side of Ifri, past the great river, and once again looking toward the open seas. We have seen much in these lands and met Heroes new and old, but one thing is certain: the lands of gold and fire hold much promise of wealth and adventure for those brave enough to seek their fortunes!
$665,000 means that we’ve unlocked our seventh sourcebook: Lands of Gold and Fire. All $40+ backers will receive the PDF for free, and we’ve added Lands of Gold and Fire to the list of sourcebooks unlocked for add-ons. We’ve also opened up SUPREME NAVAL COMMANDER and BUCCANEER for folks who want all seven sourcebooks. ALL SEVEN!!!
Lands of Gold and Fire
We’re incredibly proud of this sourcebook. In addition to adding something new and fun to the world of 7th Sea, we also feel like it’s an incredible way to honor the unique African culture of the 17th Century. And we’re so happy that Jerry Grayson is on board to lead this effort!
So here’s the first of a few cool announcements for this update… the mock cover for Lands of Gold and Fire (and a bit more about the book, courtesy of Jerry)!
Many centuries ago the Yellow Augue moved across the continent of Ifri, striking down both man and beast. Now it moves again, threatening the waters of the Kwara and the lands that depend on it as their life’s blood. Deep in the heart of Ifri something stirs and threatens to consume the many Nations of the land of Gold and Fire.
Lands of Gold and Fire includes a wealth of information on the many Nations that populate the continent of Ifri. Learn of the haughty Manden empire, the erudite people of the Aksumite Kingdom, the Oyan Hegemony, and the distant kingdom of the enigmatic queen that cannot be named.
In the lands of Ifri heroes can learned to speak to their “ori” and perform supernatural acts only dreamt of in Theah. Travel to the lands of the Adroanzi spirits and keepers of what is believed secret Syrenth lore! Experience cultures and wisdoms that were ancient when the First Empire rose to power! Journey across Ifri and seek your destiny!
Pretty cool, huh? :D
Sorte Deck Preview
In addition to this incredibly awesome cover by Shen Fei, we’ve also got the Sorte Deck Preview that you all unlocked through Community Achievements. We’re excited about people using the sorte deck instead of dice to play 7th Sea because it gives us some new narrative tools. Enjoy!
Enjoy! And please let us know if you try it out!
More Stretch Goals...
Now that we’ve unlocked the full Ifri sourcebook, it’s time for us to announce a really special stretch goal.
Ever since our incredible first day, I knew this campaign was special. I knew you all liked 7th Sea, but I had NO IDEA you would help us break record after record. We had the biggest first day ever. Then the biggest second day ever. And now… we’re coming up on $684,756, a total that would make us the biggest tabletop RPG Kickstarter of. all. time.
We’ve got a few special things planned for the day we hit #1, but we wanted to find a stretch goal that would represent the kind of community effort that this total represents. After all, this isn’t just a big moment for this campaign; it’s a rebuke to anyone who says that tabletop RPGs are dying! This campaign proves what we already knew… tabletop RPGs aren’t going anywhere...
New Stretch Goal ($684,756): Free Basic Rules
If we reach $684,756, we'll celebrate becoming the #1 tabletop RPG Kickstarter of all-time by developing a free basic version of the rules that we'll make available online to anyone interested in trying out 7th Sea: Second Edition. The basic rules will contain limited character creation, a short summary of the setting, system mechanics, and tips for new GMs on how to get a game of 7th Sea: Second Edition up and running.
We’re excited about this goal because it’s going to radically expand the 7th Sea community. We want the #1 best-selling game on Kickstarter to be a game that anyone in our community can try for free, and we think this is the best way to make that happen!
Everyone backing the campaign at $1+ will get early access to these rules before we release them into the wild. We are eager to hear your feedback (which is why we’re working on the Quick Start now) and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say about the basic version of the game too.
New Stretch Goal ($715,000): Map of the New World
And if we reach $715,000, we'll return to our voyage and commission a map of "The New World" (like the map of Théah we released for an earlier stretch goal). 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 a tier that includes pirate’s booty will have the map added to their order for free!
Whew. That was a long update! We’ll be back tomorrow with a new Community Achievements update and news on the Quick Start revision. (Word of warning: I’m a bit sick, so it may take us an extra day to get the new Quick Start turned around).
Thank you so much for all your support. I never in a million years would have thought this campaign would do as well as it has done, and I'm so grateful that you all have helped us reach these heights!