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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.
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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Pirate's Booty Delivery & May 2017 Production Update

Posted by Mark Diaz Truman

Hey folks!

May is here and we’re excited to share another production update… including the arrival of the long-awaited Pirate’s Booty! Yarrrr! 

Pirate’s Booty Ready to Ship 

Despite a few production and shipping delays, the Pirate’s Booty is finally here! This full box set includes bone dice, Hero and Villain cards, Sorte decks, and hero points! We also have GM Screens ready too! Whew!

The arrival of the Pirate’s Booty box means that we’ll also have those components for folks who ordered one or more accessories without getting the full box. If you’ve been waiting to get your Sorte Deck, dice, tokens, GM screen, or deck of Heroes/Villains, this is your moment!

Pirate Booty Box Components
Pirate Booty Box Components


As with the previous rewards, we’ll be running delivery for the Pirate’s Booty and all the components through our webstore via coupon codes delivered through Backerkit. We’ve already pushed those coupons out via email, but if you didn’t get an email, you can grab your coupon directly from the Backerkit Digital Rewards page:

Backerkit Link:

Here’s how to claim your rewards from our website:

  • Get your coupon from Backerkit’s Digital Rewards page 
  • Go to the product page on our website (links below/in Backerkit) 
  • Add the coupon(s) to your order at checkout 
  • Our shipper will send you the accessory by the end of the month

Note that your coupon entitles you to free shipping for your rewards, which applies to any other books or accessories you add to your order as well (like an additional Core Rulebook, Heroes & Villains, a set of dice, or any other JWP product!) This coupon is also good for one year, so you can wait to use it if you’re about to change your address or want more than one thing delivered at a time.

If you didn’t purchase any of the Pirate’s Booty rewards during the Kickstarter and you’d like to pick something up, you can also buy any of these rewards from our webstore while they’re still available:

Note that the GM Screen is not included inside the Pirate’s Booty box; anyone who is getting a Pirate’s Booty box will also get a separate coupon for a GM Screen. (You can use both coupons simultaneously to get your Booty box and GM screen shipped together.)

Also please note that the maps aren't ready yet. We're still finalizing The Crescent Empire, Aztlan, and Ifri, so look for those maps a bit later this year!

We know you’ve waited awhile for these rewards, and we’d like to ask for your continued patience while we work on shipping them out to you. With more than 2,500 GM Screens, 2,000 booty boxes, 1,600 individual Sorte decks, hero points, etc., this will be our biggest shipping project since the Core Rulebook. It’s a lot of stuff!

If you don’t get a coupon or still don’t have your pieces in a few weeks (June 15 domestic / June 30 international), please let us know and we’ll figure out what went wrong! Kickstarter messages are preferred, but you can also send us an email at

The Pirate’s Booty represents a big milestone for us. While we still have a number of books to deliver, we’re more than halfway done with all the rewards we’re going to deliver! 

Production Update: May 2017

We’ve got a bunch of good news this month in addition to the Pirate’s Booty shipping. Both Nations of Théah books are on their way out to backers shortly, the Storium Deck is almost done and we’ve got a new preview of John’s next novel!

Book Updates: 

  • Nations of Théah, Vol 1: COMPLETE, shipping to backers June 6th, 2017 
  • Nations of Théah, Vol 2: At Printer, shipping to backers July 10th, 2017 
  • The Crescent Empire: Copy Editing to Layout, delivery set to June 2017 
  • The New World: Adjusted delivery to July 2017

Accessory Updates: 

  • Pirate’s Booty: COMPLETE, shipping to backers May 2017 
  • GM Screen: COMPLETE, shipping to backers May 2017 
  • Storium World: Copy Editing to Layout

Novels Updates: 

  • Daughter of Fate: At Printer, resolving cover issues to ship print copies in June 
  • Born Under a Black Flag: Layout to Proofing, PDF to backers for review (below)

Nations of Théah: Volume 1 is wrapping up at the printer and headed our way soon. We’ll be shipping it out around the 6th of June, so stay tuned for more print coupons coming your way in a few weeks. We just turned around the proofs for Nations of Théah: Volume 2 as well, so we’ll have that out to backers at the beginning of July! Yay! You’ll see both books in retail stores shortly after they go out to all of you.

The Crescent Empire has made some great progress this last month, so we’re moving it ahead of New World a bit in the schedule. We expect to have the PDF of The Crescent out next month for you all to review. We’re really excited about the next few sourcebooks, all of which explore the non-Théan parts of Terra.

Stay tuned for an update on our Storium Deck in the next month. We’ve handed the files off to Storium, including some amazing art from the books, and we’re expecting to get that stretch goal marked off our list soon.

Finally, we’re having a bit of trouble finalizing the colors on the cover to Daughter of Fate. We still expect that book to ship in June, but we want to make sure it looks great. We’re currently working with the artist to revise the cover. As for Born Under the Black Flag... 

Born Under the Black Flag Preview 

Have you already finished reading Daughter of Fate? If not, time to get reading! We’ve already got another 7th Sea novel headed your way. The early release of Born Under the Black Flag is ready for review and proofing.

Born Under the Flag Mockup
Born Under the Flag Mockup

Here’s a sneak peek:

Vicaro paused. He considered St. Claire carefully. “Are you a man of God, St. Claire?”

St. Claire shook his head. “I’m not trying to get into Heaven. I’m just trying to make up for the evil I’ve done.”

He was the Bane of the Seven Seas. A ruthless villain who killed and plundered every port in Théah and beyond. But something happened to him out there on the waves. Now, he hunts down those who prey on the weak. What happened to transform one of Théah's most notorious villains into one of its most famous heroes?

Born Under the Black Flag is the story of Thomas St. Claire. It begins with his early days as a blood-thirsty pirate and tells the story of his transformation and possible redemption.

Please give us your feedback about Born Under the Black Flag by Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 10pm Eastern. As before… please don’t email or post in the comments with your feedback. With over 11,000 backers, that would overwhelm our ability to deal with emails and comments. Instead give us feedback via this link by June 4th at 10:00pm Eastern:

Black Flag Preview Form:

We look forward to your thoughts and notes! Thanks as always for helping us make each one of these novels as awesome as they can be.

War of the Cross Kickstarter - June 6, 2017

Last but not least, we’re thrilled to announce the official Kickstarter launch date for the upcoming 7th Sea board game, War of the Cross. The board game Kickstarter represents another huge milestone for John Wick Presents and 7th Sea. It’s because of your support for 7th Sea: Second Edition that we’re able to bring the world of Théah to new audiences...starting with our first JWP board game.

War of the Cross Mockup
War of the Cross Mockup

We’ll have more details in coming weeks about game play, components and our plans for the game. In the meantime, here are a few preview images courtesy of our Sr. Art Director, Marissa Kelly, including the first peek at some concept art and minis:

Concept art for Eisen Witchhunter
Concept art for Eisen Witchhunter


Avalon Privateer (Posed)
Avalon Privateer (Posed)

We also have a small preview of the map, courtesy of our amazing cartographer, Mark Richardson, and our awesome layout artist, Thomas Deeny:

Map Preview
Map Preview

Thanks for your support! You’ve made so much amazing stuff possible, and we’re just getting started!

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    1. Mark Diaz Truman
      on June 2, 2017

      @Loxosceles - While I appreciate that you have concerns about your package, I'm going to ask you to take a step back here. We've indicated in our update that this is an extremely large shipping project, and that we need your continued patience.

      We're currently working with our importer to get these products out the door ASAP. We'll notify you as soon as we have tracking information, and we'll let you know as soon as we know about any delays. We've got a history of delivering items to our backers, and these items are no exception. You'll get your Pirate's Booty as soon as we can get it to you.

      If you have further questions or comments, please email me directly at

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      Loxosceles on June 2, 2017

      With all due respect, Hannah- no, the update did not give an arrival estimate of June 15th. It gave a backend cutoff, "Something has gone wrong," of June 15th.

      If the arrival estimate was the 15th, the update should have used those specific words. "If you don’t get a coupon or still don’t have your pieces in a few weeks (June 15 domestic / June 30 international), please let us know and we’ll figure out what went wrong!" means something very different.

      It is not unreasonable for people to assume that their order isn't going to take three weeks. Unless they are told that it will, which I reiterate- the update does not say. In fact, your last statement and the update are pretty contradictory. Maybe you should check on that and let us know which one to believe.

      Have any orders been shipped? What service and carrier are being used?

    3. Make Big Things Collaborator on June 2, 2017

      @Loxosceles @James Louis Friery - Pirate's Booty & accessories are in the processing queue. The backer update gives an arrival estimate of June 15th for domestic backers, June 30th for international. That estimate is still correct as far as I know, but we'll send an update if that changes!

      A lot of those confirmation emails misfired when the system was under heavy load, but I'm happy to send you a manual confirmation email. Just shoot me an email at hannah (at) johnwickpresents (dotcom).

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      Loxosceles on June 2, 2017

      Has anyone received their Booty (and/or GM screen) yet?

      If so, how was it shipped? When did you order it, when did it arrive?

      I was at the computer when the email arrived with my coupon code. Filled it out so fast that it was submitted before the second email hit for the GM screen.

      Didn't get a confirmation e-mail. Obviously don't have any tracking information. MyUSPS doesn't show any pending deliveries, but if it was sent media mail it might not. Checking to see if the codes went through gives the same error message others have seen.

      I don't really want to spam Hannah's inbox in lieu of a tracking service, but it's been a week now and I don't even know if the order has been boxed, much less shipped. Is everyone else also just sitting around blind waiting to see if anything shows up?

    5. James Louis Friery on June 1, 2017

      How do I get a shipping status on the booty order I placed on the 23rd?

    6. Ben Halbert on May 30, 2017

      @Hannah Shaffer - Oh perfect! Thanks for your help!

    7. Make Big Things Collaborator on May 30, 2017

      @Ben Halbert - It looks like both of your orders went through just fine, Ben. I'll re-send your order information via email. If you don't get that email reach out and I can send that info manually.

    8. Leigh Keegan on May 29, 2017

      I too noticed Nations of Theah Volume 2 (Preview) was deleted from BackerKit. Will it be restored or do we have to wait until the final release PDF? If so, when is that?

    9. Ben Halbert on May 27, 2017

      So my browser crashed half way through my order (while I was creating an account). I've logged back in and successfully ordered my GM Screen but when I try to use the coupon for the booty it tell me "Coupon usage limit has been reached."

      I assume it's been marked as 'used' because I applied it before I lost my cart but obviously I never actually completed that order - what's the best way to fix this?

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      Christopher Cobb
      on May 26, 2017

      Is it just me or is '7thSea_DTRPG_6-20-2016-LR.pdf' & '7thSea_DTRPG_6-20-2016-HR.pdf' files unopenable, when I got them through Backerkit?

    11. John Wick 9-time creator
      on May 25, 2017

      @McCrazy - Since your order hasn't shipped yet, we can probably add a few things. Drop us a note via the Kickstarter messaging system and we'll get you sorted out.

    12. McCrazy
      on May 25, 2017

      Heh, wish I had read this first before jumping on using the codes. Would have added more stuff for the overall free shipping.

    13. Neal Dalton
      on May 23, 2017

      Oops missed the comment below.

    14. Neal Dalton
      on May 23, 2017

      I noticed that the digital file for NoTv2 is no
      longer available in BackerKit. When will the final PDF be available for download?

    15. Netobvious
      on May 23, 2017

      Nice, but Cool Mini or Not have cooler miniature models.

    16. H. W. McCray on May 23, 2017

      Well, I just ordered a GM's screen and a Pirate's Booty. My birthday's in August, so it'll make a good present for myself.

    17. Make Big Things Collaborator on May 23, 2017

      @Antinea - Thank you! And expect mid to late June for the final Nations Vol 2 PDF.

    18. Antinea on May 23, 2017

      Great work from JWP!
      I will wait until Nations of Theah Vol.2 is available to place my order.
      When can we expect the final pdf version for this book? I don't remember having an email for the release on DTRPG.

    19. Make Big Things Collaborator on May 23, 2017

      @Alex Nicholson - Hey Alex! You'll be happy to hear that Heroes & Villains and Pirate Nations have been out for some time. If you visit your backerkit page you should see the coupon codes to claim those rewards. For Lands of Gold & Fire and future sourcebooks you can keep an eye on the Production Schedule page here:

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      Alex Nicholson on May 23, 2017

      Any word on the Pirate's Nation, heroes and villans, or lands of gold and fire sourcebooks?

    21. Ivan Jalencas
      on May 23, 2017

      @Hannah, yes, I see both options. Thanks!

    22. Make Big Things Collaborator on May 23, 2017

      @Ivan Jalencas - I believe you should see a free shipping option as well. If so, please check that one! :)

    23. Ivan Jalencas
      on May 23, 2017

      Is 5$ for international shipping for both items? I want to be sure I'm doing my order

    24. Alfredo Tarancón on May 23, 2017

      Its there gonna be a epub version of Born under a Red Flag like with Daughter of fate? I'm uncapable of reading a book of fiction in a tablet...

    25. Jason Paul Bartlett on May 23, 2017

      @Hannah Shaffer that is good to know. I did the same thing.

    26. Make Big Things Collaborator on May 23, 2017

      @Frank Carr - We'll combine them on our end when those rewards get shipped out. Thanks Frank!

    27. Frank Carr
      on May 23, 2017

      I placed my order for the booty before I received the notification about the update and ended up having to order my GM Screen separately after that email came later. Is there a way to combine these orders even though I have already placed them both separately?

    28. John Wick 9-time creator
      on May 23, 2017

      @Tom - The separate GM Screen code should be out to you now. Please message us via Kickstarter if you haven't received it.

      @H.W. - We'll post pictures of everything on our website soon. We're looking into what we want to provide for a PDF of the GM screen, and we'll keep you updated.

    29. H. W. McCray on May 23, 2017

      Could we get pictures of what the GM's screen looks like? And will there be a PDF for those of us who didn't choose a physical copy?

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      Tom Forest on May 23, 2017

      I can see I've received a code for the Pirate's Booty Box but not for the GM screen. Should I wait to receive a code for the GM screen before placing my order? (and if I place an order now without the GM screen, will the screen still get free shipping when I place a later order for that?)

    31. Jeff Fa Fa on May 23, 2017

      Order placed. Super easy. Thanks John!