And as quickly as we set them out before you, the Cities of Faith and Wonder have been added to our travelogue. We have journeyed the world to see such faithful places, such constructs and points of beauty, such diversity and excitement! And now we have them in print!
$830,000 means that we’ve unlocked two new sourcebooks: Cities of Wonder and Cities of Faith! All $40+ backers will receive both PDFs for free, and we’ve added both books to the list of sourcebooks unlocked for add-ons. We’ve also opened up additional tiers for folks who want eight or nine sourcebooks: ARMADA MASTER/PICAROON (eight books) and SECRETARY OF THE NAVY/BRIGAND (nine books).
With those two City of Adventure compilations under our belt, it’s time to turn our attention back to the new lands of Wabanahkik. We have many adventures left to seek on this continent, in lands where native peoples and the new colonists—from Montaigne, Avalon, and Castille—are trying to find a peaceful coexistence…
New Stretch Goal ($865,000): Map of Wabanahkik/Acadia
If we reach $865,000, we'll commission a map of Wabanahkik/Acadia (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!
The map of Wabanahkik is but a prelude to our real exploration of this new continent. In addition to Quamountaine, we’re also excited to present a full sourcebook for these new lands!
New Stretch Goal ($900,000) - The Colonies
If we reach $900,000, we’ll release The Colonies as a 7th Sea: 2nd Edition sourcebook in both print and PDF. All $40+ backers will get the book for free as a PDF, and we'll open up a new tier for folks who want to all ten sourcebooks. We'll also make it an add-on for folks who want to add to their pledge separately.
The Colonies explores the meeting of two cultures: the native peoples living in Wabanahkik and those colonists who have fled (or been sent) from Nations across Théah. In some areas—like Quamountaine—the two groups have already found a peaceful integration, a sharing of cultures that promises to build something new in the ashes of old histories. But in other parts of this vast land, there are Villains lurking on both sides, those who would turn to war, colonization, and conquest to obtain power and wealth.
This new book gives you new Quirks, Advantages, and Sorceries for playing Heroes from Wabanahkik, including tribes that taught the Montaigne how to trap in the frozen north and pueblos on the verge of open resistance in the face of Castillian occupation. When tensions run high and many openly discuss bloodshed... can your Heroes carve a path forward for both sides?
Why The Colonies?
Given that we’ve only got a few sourcebooks left to announce, you might be wondering why we’ve selected North America as a 7th Sea sourcebook. In short, we think The Colonies offers a unique opportunity to bring more native cultures to 7th Sea and to expand the reach of Théan countries to a new land. I’m so proud that this Kickstarter has given us the opportunity to make the world of 7th Sea huge, and I think including North America allows us to add a lot of interesting flavor to the conflicts between Théan Nations as well.
I’m also proud to announce this book because it’s a passion project for both Mark Diaz Truman and Marissa Kelly, who are both stepping up to share Lead Developer duties. Mark and Marissa both grew up in New Mexico, a state whose history is inextricably tied up with Spanish colonialism, and they are so excited to bring North America to 7th Sea. I can’t wait to see what they do with it!
And finally… Rob Justice, one of our rules developers, shot a little video showing folks how to make raises! We’ve heard some concerns that “making raises out of ten dice” might be a little time consuming, so Rob rolls more than a few times to show you all how long it takes. Enjoy!