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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: Vol 2 in Print and Crescent Empire Preview

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Hey everyone!

Hot on the heels of our last update, we’ve got a preview of The Crescent Empire, print copies of Nations of Théah: Volume 2, and… a bunch of ENnie nominations! 

ENnie Nominations! 

Thanks to your support and enthusiasm for the return of 7th Sea, we’re thrilled to be nominated alongside many other wonderful games in this year’s ENnie Awards! You’ll find Pirate Nations, the 7th Sea Core Rulebook, the free 7th Sea Basic Rules and Mark Richardson’s wonderful map of Théah among the other nominations this year.

It’s because of the hard work of the writers, designers, and artists that 7th Sea is back again. Folks like Mike Curry, Rob Justice, and Mark Richardson will be up for their first ENnie nominations, and we’d love to see them get the recognition they deserve. Voting is open here, now through 11pm EDT on July 21st. We’d love your vote!

Here are the 7th Sea nomination categories for quick reference.

Thank you! What a journey it’s been! And we're not done yet...

Nations of Théah: Volume 2 in Print! 

As promised, we’re ready to ship print copies of Nations of Théah: Volume 2 out to our backers. Danielle Lauzon, as Lead Developer, did an amazing job bringing this book to print, hot on the heels of Volume 1, and we can’t wait for you all to see it in print.

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 2 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 the crew of Nations of Théah: Volume 2! They’ve put together another beautiful book… one that might just show up at next year’s ENnies!

The Crescent Empire Preview 

While Nations of Théah: Volume 2 is shipping out to backers, we’re ready to release our next sourcebook preview… one that dramatically expands the world of 7th Sea. It’s time for The Crescent Empire!

This sourcebook preview has also been pushed out to backers via Backerkit. If you didn’t get an email from Backerkit, you can grab the file directly from the Backerkit Digital Downloads page:

If for some reason your Backerkit doesn’t have the file, please message us via Kickstarter and we’ll get it sorted out for you. We can’t wait to get your feedback on our this book!

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 July 19th at 10:00pm Eastern:

We’ll be sending this book to the printer soon, so look for final PDFs before the end of the month, and printed books around the 1st of September.

Coming Soon...

Gen Con is coming up soon, but we've got a few more releases before we get there. Stay tuned for information about replacement cards for the Pirate's Booty, the first two 7th Sea Novels in print and our July production update. Thanks!

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    1. Diego Espina Souto on

      @Charlie Cantrell


    2. Charlie Cantrell on

      About collecting all the advantages and whatnot in one places, check out the Hero Creation Index over on the Explorer's Society:…

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      Shomari Kirkwood on

      My only question, there's a lot of reference made in the book about binding and controlling Jinn. However in the magic section there was nothing of the sort really present behind a power or two within the different systems that can do so. Is that intentional, is there some plan for a specific magic for controlling the jinn, or no?

    4. Patrick Harrington

      Check out the subreddit. Someone's working on an index.

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      Brook Freeman

      Is there a map planned, just not added to the document yet or will it come separately at a later date?

      I've really loved all the other maps in the other books.

    6. Brian Rosenberger on

      @Diego I totally agree. We need a ”Players Guide" once these source books are finished. Something you can hand a person during character creation and has all the rules, advantages, & backgrounds in one place perhaps with a one paragraph description of major countries and regions. I would pay good money just so I didn't have to spend time going from book to book looking for that one background I needed.

    7. Diego Espina Souto on

      GREAT JOB!
      I hope we can expect this excellent result in the upcoming New World, Ifri o The Colinies guides.

      I'm not etirely happy with the mass combat system (results, variations), since it looks somehow a reminder of the old AEG (5RL) rigid battle concepts. I don't mean that a mass combat system is a bad idea, but while ship battle system were an simple adaptation of the action scene system (and because of that it is great), in mass battles I find you bring a needless complication, I think.

      And one point:
      After Pirate Nations, Nations of Theah 1 & 2 and the new books it is obvious that the advantages and backgrounds from the different sourcebook should be listed all together in a unic reference document.

      Any planning about this?

    8. Netobvious

      @BrianRosenberger, this is the first 7th Sea sorucebook with good rules of Mass Combat, so those miniatures will finally be useful. What makes these rules so cool is that they may Mass Combat easy to run, not too bogged down in the minutiae but still enough strategic scope to plan army formations and enough tactical scope to field Heroes in front line combat and leverage army unit edges.

      To me, these combat rules are the very best aspect of the whole 7th Sea's second iteration.

    9. Brian Rosenberger on

      Nevermind I found Gocihr.....Thank you

    10. Brian Rosenberger on

      I am loving this book so far . The artwork is AMAZING,. I do have a small request ...I need stats for the Sand Worm on the Chapter 6 Art page..And with my Bones3 Goremaw mini I now have a paint scheme. Minis may not be a staple of 7th Sea 2e but I would love to just plop that on the table to see a reaction....Well Done everyone at John Wick Presents

    11. Netobvious

      I know someone very happy with the following paragraph:

      "The first generation of the Yachidi may have heard the voice of Elohah through the forefather Abram and his wife Saraya, but it was not until the establishment of the Covenant of the Longest Night and their rededicating themselves wholly to Elohah that they received his full message"

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      Major Pain

      Hey team! LOVING what I'm reading, but one thing I'd suggest- whether you can add it in still, or put it out as a PDF- is a page or two about how the Thean nations/adventurers/Secret Societies would be viewed within the court of the Empress. I know I planned to send my players into the Empire at a later point in my campaign, but so far I haven't seen anything about how their nations are viewed by the Empress or the average citizen of the Empire.

      Keep up the good work!