The 7th Sea 2nd Edition Role Playing Game has just made John Wick a millionaire. Dreams come true indeed!
I'm really happy for him and the rest of the development team. The guy deserves it after bringing so much joy to the gaming community during his career. :)
Quoting John Wick's comments on awaking as a Millionaire:
So, there’s this old joke among professionals in the game industry.
“How do you get out of the game industry with a million dollars? … Start with two million.”
Today, you made that joke irrelevant.
The next time you hear someone say, “Roleplaying games are dead,” you can look them in the eye and proudly say, “Yeah? We proved otherwise.”
Not “they” proved it. No. We proved it.
People keep asking me what the secret is. “John, what’s the secret to your success?” I keep telling them the same thing: “The fans.”
You all did more than just raise $1,000,000 for a roleplaying game. Much more than that. You changed how the game industry works. And that’s important. It’s really important.
Cynics can say what they want. Here’s the truth. Nearly 10,000 people raised over $1,000,000 for a roleplaying game.
I want to give you all a huge “Thank you,” but I’ll save it. I’ll save it for the books we’ll be producing for the next two years. I’ll make each and every one of them a “Thank you.”
We've got 36 hours and a few surprises left to go. I can't wait for you to see them. Stay tuned for an update later today with our next stretch goal, community achievements, and more.
And speaking of surprises...
Thanks to KC Krupp here, the campaign ending money shot (we decorated Kevin's funding pledge for privacy reasons).
Now, if we find out John spent it all to hire VanHalen to play his birthday party...
actually, I'm ok with that too.