QUOTE: John Wick (published 2019-06-12, (Wednesday)
Hey everyone, it’s John and it’s time for your June 7th Sea Kickstarter Update.
I wanted to include some art in this update, but unfortunately, the artist we had scheduled to do the Secret Societies interiors suddenly dropped out. We’ve had to reschedule and we're lining up another artist to take their place. In the meantime, here’s what’s going on.
The writing for this project is done and we’ve lined up Thomas Deeny to do the layout. We’re waiting to hear back from some artists. And do we have plans for the art! The whole book will be almost entirely character portraits. There are so many characters in this book, and we want to provide illustrations for as many as we can. We’ll be doing two kinds of illustrations. The first will be full color action shots. But the second kind are much more interesting. We’ll be doing a play on traditional 17th Century ink portraits for the rest. Also, there will be a whole ton of hidden… no, wait. I can’t talk about that yet. Not yet. I’ll let you know when the time comes.
Many of you have been asking about maps. Here’s the deal.
Chaosium plans on shipping out all the maps together. That means we’ll be shipping out maps for the Khitai Kickstarter at the same time. We’re working with Mark Richardson—who has been laying out all our maps so far—on building the continent of Khitai. When that’s done, we’ll be able to ship out all the maps.
I will be at Gencon! Not only will I be running special events, but I have plans for a larp involving Five Sails and… a murder. As those plans come together into a more coherent form, I’ll fill you in on the details.
That’s it for now. Sorry I can’t provide more. In addition to writing/developing/editing both the 7th Sea and Khitai lines as fast as I can, I’ve also been providing Chaosium help with transferring all the books and cards and dice and everything else to their warehouses. (And prepping for Gencon!) It’s been a busy couple of months, but we’re starting to get everything on track again. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know. I’ll answer them as best I can.