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Cthulhu Netobvious
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Explorer's Society and Heroes' League and LARP
publication, convention, social media

QUOTE: Hannah Schafer, director of marketing (posted on Reddit)

Hi, I’m Hannah Shaffer! Some of you might know me from my own RPG work. I recently joined the 7th Sea team as director of marketing for John Wick Presents and I’m honored to be part of the 7th Sea renaissance.

I see a lot of questions about what we’re planning for 7th Sea (mostly about adventures...soooo many questions about adventures). Rather than just lurking around the sub, I want to share some of the things I’m working on behind the scenes:

The 7th Sea Explorer’s Society - The Explorer’s Society is a hub where fans can host (and sell) 7th Sea content online. It’s modeled after the DM’s Guild and similar platforms, and hosted by OneBookShelf, the same company that runs DriveThruRPG. The Explorer’s Society is a community resource where anyone can share adventures, house rules, new backgrounds and advantages, new moves and sorceries, monsters, villains, etc.

I’m really excited about this. We’ll be producing some of our own adventures, but you know, it takes a village. The Explorer’s Society is going to be an awesome community resource and I can’t wait to see it go live.

Timeline: Late November launch

The 7th Sea Heroes’ League - The 7th Sea organized play program. Here there be adventures and heroic feats! The heroes’ league is a national organization of GMs dedicated to running 7th Sea games at game stores and cons across the country, and doing good work to boot. The Heroes’ League will be run as a charitable organization, with profits going to local and national organizations chosen by the members.

Lots of details to work out there, so I can’t say too much more about it, but I’m excited about this model for organized play.

Timeline: 1st quarter 2017

Knightly Order of the Rose & Cross - A connected network of 7th Sea larps, in which players take on the roles of Heroes in the various nations across Theah. More info on the website soon!

Timeline: TBA soon

Quickstart and Kickstarter Timelines - The new quickstart is almost complete and nations books are moving along. We posted a timeline on the JWP site yesterday that should address some production schedule questions.

Other Things - My work also involves making sure everything we’re doing at JWP is up-to-date and easy to find. That includes updating websites and products, keeping the blog active, posting to Twitter and Facebook, and eventually streaming on Twitch. If you can think of resources that are missing from the 7th Sea or JWP site, let me know.

If you have any questions, I’ll try to answer them! And feel free to ping me when questions come up in the future—happy to be summoned.

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Joachim Deneuve...
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Is there anyone who's a redditor who's willing to ping her to ask whether the Heroes League and Rose & Cross are going to be national organisations or international organisations?

Cthulhu Netobvious
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@JoachimDeveuve, thanks for the suggestion. I will send fort your questions on behalf of the community here (and hope there will be international options).

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Salamanca
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Good, that means I don't have to go through the process of converting the system for Larp. A little worried about the whole organized play thing. I rarely see a company sponsored program for those that draws talented GMs. (Who normally have their plates full and don't care to be a demo guy). There needs to be some sort of teaching session to get the GMs on the same page on terms of desired style of play and pacing so players see how this game differs from other systems. But I wish them luck.
BluSponge
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Sal,

in the RPGA, they used to call those "slot zero" rounds.  Essentially, the day before the con, a group of GMs would play the round so they could get the feel of it (and reap rewards for their own characters). But given the way people have been describing 7th Sea con events from the GM side, these would be the best way to get GMs on the same page. These days you could actually run a slot zero on Roll20 or Google Hangouts with an audience a week before the event.

Salamanca
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I want to see vetting in the other direction. Make the GMs run for a group of "judges" to prove they are up to standards.
Giasone Vodocci
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How are the Heroes' League and the LARP devloping? The former is supposed to have started, based on the limited out-of-date infomation. I would like an date, please.

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