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Ahoy, 7th Sea Fans!

This page contains the current production schedule for the 7th Sea: Second Edition Kickstarter.


All of our sourcebooks go through the same stages on the way to the printer. Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Outlining: we’re working out the basic structure of the book, including new mechanics, Nations, and other setting materials.
  2. Writing: all of our writers are hard at work constructing the text!
  3. Dev Editing: our editors have 80%+ of the text and are working to refine it.
  4. Copy Editing: the text is done; copy editors are working to refine the text.
  5. Layout: our layout staff is working to layout the book and the art alongside it.
  6. Proofing: our proofers are looking over the book to catch any final errors.
  7. At Printer: we’ve sent the files over to the printer; we’ll ship them soon!

With that list in mind, here’s where we are with all of the 7th Sea sourcebooks, including the estimated PDF release date. Once a book is released on PDF, we expect to have it out to backers roughly six to eight weeks later, i.e. when we get it from the printer. Here’s where we stand with our promised sourcebooks:

  • 7th Sea Core Rulebook – Status: COMPLETE
  • Heroes & Villains – Status: COMPLETE
  • Pirate Nations – Status: COMPLETE
  • Nations of Théah, Vol 1 – Status: COMPLETE
  • Nations of Théah, Vol 2 – Status: COMPLETE
  • The Crescent Empire – Status: COMPLETE
  • The New World – Status: COMPLETE, shipping to backers
  • Lands of Gold and Fire – Status: At the printer, Estimated PDF Delivery: May 2018
  • The Colonies – Status: approvals to Copy Editing, Estimated PDF Delivery: June 2018
  • Secret Societies – Status: approvals to Copy Editing, Estimated PDF Delivery: June 2018
  • Cities of Faith – Status: Dev Editing, Estimated PDF Delivery: TBD
  • Cities of Wonder – Status: On Hold, Estimated PDF Delivery: TBD


Unlike books, our accessories have a less straightforward production process. Some of them need dev editing and copy editing, while others just need us to look over samples from the factory. Here’s the update for all the accessories for the Kickstarter:

Basic Rules – Status: COMPLETE

Songs of the 7th Sea – Status: COMPLETE

Pirate’s Booty (all items below included)

  • 7th Sea Dice – Status: COMPLETE
  • Hero Points – Status: COMPLETE
  • Deck of Heroes – Status: COMPLETE
  • Deck of Villains – Status: COMPLETE
  • Sorte Deck – Status: COMPLETE

GM Screen – Status: COMPLETE

Storium World – Status: COMPLETE

Treasure Chests – Status: COMPLETE

Maps – Status: Dev Review, Estimated Delivery: May 2018


John is hard at work on the last novel from the Kickstarter campaign. Unlike sourcebooks, novel layout is fairly simple, so expect us to move from final dev edits/copy edits to a final text fairly quickly. We’ll ship out the books to backers who ordered physical copies roughly a month after we release the books electronically.

  • Daughter of Fate, Status: COMPLETE
  • Born Under a Black Flag, Status: COMPLETE
  • The Gossamer Empire, Status: Dev Editing to Layout, Estimated Electronic Delivery: late February/early March 2018