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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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Nations of Théah, Pirate’s Booty Shipping Update and War of the Cross Delays

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Hey all!

Right on the heels of our production update in May, we’ve got a bunch of new releases, including print copies of Nations of Théah: Volume 1, final PDFs of Nations of Théah: Volume 2, and some news on the upcoming launch of the new 7th Sea board game, War of the Cross

Pirate’s Booty Shipping Update (June 2017)

We’ve been working this past two weeks on getting everything in order and out to you all as soon as possible. Since there are over 5,000 items to ship, the process is a bit time consuming… but domestic backers should be getting tracking numbers for their pieces—including individual Sorte decks, dice, etc—this week. Our shippers have assured us that we should have all domestic packages delivered by June 15th.   

In order to speed things along, we’re shipping additional books attached to these domestic orders separately. If you get your copy of Pirate Nations before your full Pirate’s Booty, no need to panic! The Pirate’s Booty will be along shortly.   

International backers should be aware that our shipment there is moving slowly through the process, but we still expect to get you a package (including any additional books you ordered) by the end of June. We’ll get tracking numbers out to you all whenever possible, and we’ll have another update on international shipping next week. If there are any delays, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.   

Our apologies for the lack of confirmation emails from our webstore when some backers put in their coupons. Apparently, you all overwhelmed our site to the point that some folks didn’t get notified that their orders went through. Please drop us a line via Kickstarter message if you are worried that your order didn’t actually make it through our system. We’ll get you sorted out.   

And again...thank you for your patience with these shipments! This is the single biggest shipping project we’ve done since the Core Rulebook back in August 2016, and it’s going to take us some time to get your items out the door and into your crew’s cargo hold. Thanks!

Nations of Théah, Vol 1: Print Copies 

And just as we’re getting the Pirate’s Booty out the door, we’ve received the print copies of Nations of Théah: Volume 1. Danielle Lauzon, as Lead Developer, did an amazing job bringing this book to print, and we’re so excited to get it into your hands! 

As with our other sourcebooks, we’ll be running the delivery for these books 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 Downloads page: 

Getting your book from our website is simple: 

  • Get your coupon from Backerkit 
  • Go to the product page on our website: 
  • Add the coupon to your order at checkout 
  • We’ll ship the book to you right away 

Note that your coupon entitles you to free shipping on your book, which applies to any other books you add to your order as well (like an additional Core Rulebook, Pirate Nations 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 book delivered at a time. 

And if you didn’t yet purchase a physical copy of Nations of Théah: Volume 1 and want to pick one up… now is a great time to buy your copy direct from our webstore: 

Congrats again to Danielle Lauzon and her whole crew! They’ve put together a beautiful book, and we can’t wait to get it out to you all.

Nations of Théah, Vol 2 (DTRPG) 

Now that we’ve finally finished all the print proofing for Nations of Théah: Volume 2, we’re ready to release the final PDF on DTRPG to backers: 

What is free can never be caged. 

What is caged will never know freedom. 

Revolution, democracy, freedom—Théah’s eastern nations know these words well. As each nation struggles to find its footing in these treacherous new landscapes, unrest looms on the horizon. 

This book contains material for 7th Sea: Second Edition including new Backgrounds, Advantages, Dueling styles and new monsters. It also includes expanded setting information for Théah’s four eastern nations: 

  • Eisen, including information about the Eisenfursten, the Horrors within the nation, various locations around the nation, and an expansion on Hexenwerk. 
  • The Sarmatian Commonwealth, with an inside look at the new nobility and those who oppose it, information on the two halves of the country and an in depth look at Sanderis. 
  • Ussura, including a view of the two contenders for the throne, the Ussura countryside, and a look at Tur, a Leshiye as powerful as Matushka. 
  • Vodacce, including the ongoings of the various cities in Vodacce, important people around the nation, and a look at what happens when Sorte is used untrained. 

Adventure, political intrigue and upheaval lurk around every corner. Are you ready to take up the cause? 

As with other final digital files, this sourcebook has been pushed out to backers via Backerkit. If you didn’t get an email from Backerkit, you can grab the files directly from the Backerkit Digital Downloads page: 

Look for the Nations of Théah: Volume 2 PDF to go on sale on DTRPG in late June! We’ll also have print copies out to backers around July 10th and up for sale on our webstore by the end of July. 

War of the Cross Launch Delay 

While we’re very nearly ready to launch the Kickstarter for our diplomatic strategy game, War of the Cross, it looks like we were a bit premature in our last update. We’ve got a few art assets still to develop in order to finish our gameplay video, so we’ll be launching the campaign a little later in June. Thanks for your patience! 

In the meantime, though… we thought we’d share another few preview images. This time we’ve got one of our favorite minis, the Porte mage along with some sample story cards and treasure cards: 

Porte Sorcier
Porte Sorcier


Treasure and Story Cards
Treasure and Story Cards

Look for more information on War of the Cross soon!


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    1. Make Big Things on

      @Marion F. Carpenter Jr. - Hey Marion, Can you email about the damaged GM Screen? I can check with our shipping folks to make sure it hasn't already been sent out and get things moving from there.

      The misprinted cards haven't been sent out yet. Those will be coming straight from our printer and we'll update folks when we know the ship dates. Thank you!

    2. Marion F. Carpenter Jr.

      @Hannah Shaffer, John got my message, but I figure he's pretty busy, because I still haven't had my problem remedied. Who and how can I message someone else who can advance progress regarding this. Also, were the misprinted cards for the Heroes and Villains decks ever sent out, because I never got those either.

    3. Make Big Things on

      @Marion F. Carpenter Jr. - Send us a Kickstarter message and we'll get a replacement out to you! Sorry to hear about the mailing damage.

    4. Marion F. Carpenter Jr.

      I received the booty box and the GM screen, but there was a little crushing damage to the gm screen in transit. What should I do about it?

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      Dennis Berger on

      Is the Pdf of the GM-Screen avaiable and i just missed it or will it be released at another time?

    6. Matthew Mott on

      So my booty box arrived but not the gm screen or maps. My friend received the box and gm screen. Will it come separately?

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      Kevin C. on

      Thank you Hannah. It appears that I have the same problem as Sean. So I just sent an email off as you advised. Thanks.

    8. Make Big Things on

      @Sean Donnelly - Sorry to hear about the shipping goof. Drop an email to and we'll get you sorted out, Sean.

    9. Sean Donnelly on

      Got my booty, and book! But I have a problem... instead of the Deck of Villains on my invoice I got a massive unboxed brick of sorte cards? What happened?

    10. ElyEzer Lima da Costa

      Got my Pirate's Booty. Yeah!!

    11. Mark Diaz Truman

      Hey folks!

      First, thanks for all your patience here. I know it's been a frustrating process, but we're doing our best to follow up on all these packages and make sure they get to you ASAP.

      We've heard from a number of folks that their tracking numbers are showing up with "pre-shipment" information only. That's a surprise to us and to our shipper, so we're following up with USPS to see if we can figure out what went wrong here. Please give us some time to sort that out, and we'll be back with more information shortly!

    12. Make Big Things on

      @Sean Donnelly - I know they're working on trying to sync up all those tracking numbers correctly. If you'd like to email the info@johnwickpresents account I can follow up on the status. Thanks!

    13. Sean Donnelly on

      Tracking problem- I just checked my Backerkit account as my e-mail has been silent, and I have a tracking button but when I click it, it shows page called Aftership and two buttons. One called "Collect+" and the other called "Poste Italiane", I have no idea what to do now.

    14. Nix on

      Just a quick question, fulfilment is still from the EU for EU backers if we get stuff from the John Wick store?

    15. Make Big Things on

      @Thomas Harrison - Just an oversight. Working on getting those files updated in DriveThru. I'll ask about a PDF collection as well.

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      Thomas Harrison on

      I haven't seen an answer to Dianne King's questions about the maps below, so I'll pose it again. The large scale maps at the end of NoT v1 are fantastic. Where they omitted from v2 for space? Or was this an oversight? While we're on the topic, a pdf map collection like you all did for Pirate Nations would be very appreciated for NoT.

    17. Make Big Things on

      Tracking number update: Hi folks, We're still waiting on more tracking numbers from our shipper, and we're also waiting on Backerkit to upload the tracking numbers we gave them earlier this week. Given that we're heading into the weekend, it may be Monday before those tracking numbers arrive in your inbox (by then your packages may have already arrived!)

      Thanks for your patience while we work through this issue!

    18. Make Big Things on

      Hi all, tracking number update: We had an issue where tracking numbers in Backerkit weren't correctly linked to Shipstation when the order emails went out. Folks should be getting emails with tracking numbers in the next 24 hours.

      Thanks for bringing the issue to my attention. Please let me know if you catch any other problems.

    19. Make Big Things on

      @Robert D - Wonderful! Thanks for letting us know. :)

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      Robert D on

      Sorte cards arrived! :) they are beautiful!

    21. Make Big Things on

      Thanks for bringing the tracking issue to my attention. I imagine this is impacting a lot of people, if not everyone. I'm in touch with the shipping department and working to figure out what happened. I hope to have an update today!

    22. Kevin Brown on

      I had the same issue as Brian, but I'm also not in a hurry so wasn't too worried.

    23. Brian Schoner

      @Hannah - sent. Thanks!

    24. Thomas Nelson on

      I had the same thing happen as Brian. No real info on the shipping notice. Not too worried about it, just thought you would want to know.

    25. Make Big Things on

      @Brian Schoner - Well hmmm, that's not very helpful is it? I'll look up your order in the system. In the meantime you may want to leave your window open for Los Vagos. Or not. Tough choice!

      Mind sending me an email at I can follow up there with an answer.

    26. Make Big Things on

      @Dianne King - I've passed this question along to the production team. Will report back when I have an answer.

    27. Dianne King on

      asking again in case it was missed : So in the back of Vol 1 there were maps of the 4 included Countries, any reason these were not done for Vol2?

    28. Brian Schoner

      Just got a shipping notice for my Sorte deck. Yay! However, the shipping method was "Other," the tracking number was blank, and the "link below" I was advised to use my tracking order wasn't present.

      Should I be worried? Is a member of Los Vagos going to break into my apartment and leave it on my pillow? What if he's still there when I get home?

    29. Make Big Things on

      @Lorena Morgan Wolfe - This isn't an issue I've seen before, but I'll reach out to DriveThru. Do you mind emailing I'll loop you into the DriveThru email so they can look up your account info. Thanks!

    30. Lorena Morgan Wolfe on

      I've tried twice (yesterday and today) to get NoT2 through the Backerkit link, but DTRPG says "Discount redeemed. 7th Sea: Nations of Théah, Volume 2 has been added to your cart at the discounted price of $0.00" while still showing the book at $19.99 in the cart and wanting payment info. I don't recall this being a problem before.

      I don't know if it's a Backerkit issue or a DTRPG issue, but wasn't sure where else to start.

    31. Make Big Things on

      @Lex Pergerson - Yes! There will definitely be a War of the Cross update when it launches.

    32. Lex Pergerson on

      Will you send out an update on the War of the Cross when it hits?

    33. Dianne King on

      So in the back of Vol 1 there were maps of the 4 included Countries, any reason these were not done for Vol2?

    34. Mark Diaz Truman

      @Brooks - Drop us a line at and we'll get you sorted out. If there's been an error, we can get you a new code. :D

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      Brooks G Banks on

      I have a question about the Sorte deck for those of us who didn't get any sort of confirmation when we placed our order. What information do you need to check into it for me? I originally thought I hadn't used it yet, because I'm moving and figured it would be best to wait, but when I went in just now to redeem it, the website states it's been used. So, I guess I did, but I have not yet received it and have no confirmation to track the order.

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      Mat on

      Thanks Mark! :)

    37. Mark Diaz Truman

      @Matt - Drop us a note at!

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      Mat on

      I have a question about one of the pieces of the art I'd like to ask offline. What would be the best manner in which to do that?

    39. Mark Diaz Truman

      @Sean - We're still on track to send out preview materials for The Crescent Empire late this month!

    40. Sean Donnelly on

      Love it! Not to sound greedy, but what is the next book we'll be able to preview, and when?!