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John Wick brings 7th Sea back in a 300-page, full-color, hardbound book. Revised rules, revised Nations, updated for the 21st Century.
John Wick brings 7th Sea back in a 300-page, full-color, hardbound book. Revised rules, revised Nations, updated for the 21st Century.
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More PDFs, Explorer’s Society, and Final Call for Writers/Artists!

Posted by John Wick (Creator)

Hey everyone!

First, thank you all for your patience as we resolved the first round of 7th Sea: 1st Edition PDFs. Sending out 10,000+ PDFs was an exciting adventure, and we’re trying to perfect the system before we do it another dozen times in the next year. :D

On that note… 

Swashbuckling Adventure PDF Delivery 

As many of you noted, we still owe you the additional Swashbuckling Adventure PDFs that we promised you during the campaign. We’ve got those PDFs attached to our DTRPG account now, so we’re almost ready to send them out!

But we’re trying to find ways to send out PDFs that are a little easier on DTRPG’s servers. In addition, a number of backers never got the auto-generated email that DTRPG sent out, which has required us to respond to a lot of individual Kickstarter messages. We’re hoping we can find a better way.

Here’s the plan:

1) We're going to get a roster of coupon codes from DTRPG for Swashbuckling Adventures. Yay!

2) We'll add those coupon codes to your orders in Backerkit. When you log on to Backerkit, your unique coupon code will be attached to your account.

3) You can got to DTRPG, put the PDFs in your card, and the coupon code will make them free to purchase!

So… make sure you’ve filed out your Backerkit survey! You’re not going to get a coupon code if you haven’t filled out your Backerkit. Click here to recover your account if you didn’t get a survey email from Backerkit:

And don’t forget to let people know that they can still pre-order 7th Sea: Second Edition book through Backerkit as well:

Stretch Goal Unlocked ($1.35M): Explorer’s Society 

Since we came so close to unlocking our final stretch goal for the campaign, we extended the funding window through the Backerkit period. Let’s see how that turned out…

So… you all smashed it out of the park! We needed a bit more than $30,000 to clear our final goal, and we’ve raised over $100k. Wow.

Stay tuned for more information about the Explorer’s Society; we’re focused on the Core Rulebook for now, but we expect to launch the Explorer’s Society on DTRPG before the end of the year!

Last Call for Writers and Artists 

7th Sea: Call for Writers - Want to write for 7th Sea? Now’s your chance! (

7th Sea: Call for Artists - Want to contribute art to 7th Sea? We’d love to talk to you! (

Thanks! Have a great weekend everyone!

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    1. Charlie Cantrell on

      The Swashbuckling Adventures bundle doesn't include Knights & Musketeers or Explorer's Society. I didn't realize this until after I used the discount code and received the confirmation e-mail from DriveThru.

      Is this an oversight or are those two books coming later?

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      Donnchadh Gethins on

      The codes are listed in my backerlist account but I cannot access them. I also didn't receive an email from backerlit. Can anyone offer me a bit of help please.
      Many thanks,

    3. Kai on


      I have to confess, I'm a bit confused:

      I only check my KS every once in a while and a couple of days ago I read that mail regarding the backerkit-thing.
      I filled out that survey, thinking all of this is part of the kickstarter campaign.
      However, reading all your comments, I get the impression, that backerkit is something entirely different and I need to register there as well in order to receive a message with some kind of coupon code.
      And if I do not receive that code, I have to contact John here via KS?
      Then, what did I enter an email adress for?

      Frankly, that's way too confusing for me: I thought, I could klick on a pledge level, pledge some money and everything else "happens" without me having to do extra stuff .. ??

      And, oh, I did that survey after the 15th - and now I'm reading, I won't get the PDFs, since I'm too late .. ??

      Could anyone shed a light on this, please?

      Thank you and kind regards,

    4. argel1200

      Any chance the new Explorer’s Society book will be available as an Add-on, or an option to pick from a higher pledge level? I wouldn't mind getting it plus the core book in print. Thanks!

    5. John Wick 10-time creator

      @All - Hey folks! Sorry for the delays here; we're trying to work with DTRPG to handle ALL THE TRAFFIC you all send them when we release stuff. The codes will go out on Monday via Backerkit. Look for an email from them on Monday. :D


      Ok just saw John's comments regarding this so I am cool with what is going on :)


      I see the Swashbuckling Adventures(I got the 1st Ed PDFs without any issues beyond the I was prob one of those who helped break DTRPG that weekend lol) pdfs are available now on DriveThruRPG so I checked my Backerkit Account to see if the coupon code was added. So far nada and my survey was filled out, I am a little disappointed that backers did not get first claim so to speak to these pdfs but I guess its the nature of the business. So if anyone can direct me on how to get these pdfs I would really appreciate it.

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      Robert I Cantu on

      Like Robert Sutherland-Smith I also filled in the survey but never saw anything about the 1st Ed PDFs either. Who should I contact?

    9. Nitebytes on

      I filled in the survey details but haven't received anything about the 1st Ed PDFs at all. did an email fall in a black hole, or has this not gone out yet?

    10. Peter Natale on

      @creator, @Nathan -- my fault, i misread that as "we got," instead of "we're going to get"

    11. Nathan Thompson on

      All, John Wick "@creator" never said the pdfs are available now, the plan is to do coupons, give them some time before freaking out, it'll come when it comes, and my guess is you still have plenty of reading material to wait patiently with.

    12. Nick S. on

      I also haven't received anything, 1st edition PDF's or any codes on BackerKit.

      I'll be sending a message shortly to try and get this resolved.

    13. Peter Natale on

      @creator -- I signed back into my backerkit survey and don't see the code that's supposed to be there for the Swashbuckling Adventure

    14. Markus

      Can you please make a statement when those codes for the Swashbuckling books will approximately arrive?

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      Gordon on

      Okay, I'm confused here. I answered the Backer Kit survey, but I don't have a Backer Kit account to log into. When I requested a copy of my survey response, the page it took me to had no information about these Swashbucking Adventure PDFs. How am I supposed to get these codes?

      Okay, so I created an account on BackerKit and clicked on the button to go to the 7th Sea page, but there is still nothing there about codes for the PDFs. What now?

    16. Rafał Pośnik on

      So I 've loged in to my Backer Kit account, where can I found the code. I am sailing on Tuesday.

    17. John Wick 10-time creator

      @all - Unfortunately, the deadline has passed and the submission form is closed. We received nearly 400 submissions, but we may open it again in 3-6 months. Thanks!

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      Emilio on

      I also missed the writers survey and I would like to ask if it is still possible to write or be a proofreader for 7th Sea. English is not my native language but I think that I could help with the Castillian information (spanish names, characters and so on).

      Thank you for your time!

    19. Kellen Harkins on

      Ditto on the writers question. I didn't see the post before and definitely would like to write for it.

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      Andrew Barton

      @Justin and @Michelle, I think that was just running through the 15th. It was first announced a couple updates ago and this was just the final call.

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      Michelle Eggleston on

      I went to apply to the writers form, but it said it was closed. Is this an error?

    22. Netobvious

      Nice to see 7th Sea still smashing it. :-)

    23. Justin Batson

      Also, will you be seeking outside proofreaders?

    24. Justin Batson

      The writer's app says apply by 4/15, this update came on the 15th. Are you still accepting writer apps?

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      Roger Cawte on

      @Randall go into your account and look at orders. The most recent one should include all the PDF's. Alternatively go into your library and get them there. It works for me.

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      Christina Barajas on

      @Richard Green and Markus Kollas... I don't think the codes have gone out yet.

    27. Markus

      Same with me. No code or coupon to find on the Backer survey page so far.

    28. Richard Green on

      I just re-visited the Backer Kit survey page and there's no mention of coupon codes for Swashbuckling Adventures. Are you going to send out an email when they are available or did I miss something?

    29. Randall S Trussell on

      My issue with the 1st edition pdfs is that when I try to download them, Drivethru locks up. When I tried again, it said I already downloaded them. I don't know how to get them if they won't let me.

    30. Lisa Padol

      Do you also need editors?

    31. John Wick 10-time creator

      @Nils - Please message us via Kickstarter. We'll get things sorted out ASAP.

    32. Nils Ziegeler on

      Hi I'm still missing my 1st edition PDFs on I filled out the survey and the report. Please Help.