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Chaosium, publishers of the award-winning tabletop roleplaying games Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, and King Arthur Pendragon, has acquired John Wick’s acclaimed 7th Sea RPG , it was announced today.

7th Sea is John’s Wick’s swashbuckling and sorcery roleplaying game set set in the fictional world of Théah. The second edition of 7th Sea was crowdfunded by John Wick’s own company, John Wick Presents in 2016, setting a then-record on Kickstarter for a tabletop RPG, raising over $1.3 million dollars.

John Wick himself will be joining Chaosium as creative director for 7th Sea. He will continue to have creative oversight of his game, and will remain a principal author of 7th Sea material going forward. Beyond that, John Wick will also write for other Chaosium game lines, for which he has great affection.

“John is an extraordinarily talented designer and highly regarded figure in the world of tabletop rpgs. We are delighted to have him join our team”, said Chaosium President Rick Meints. Following the death of Chaosium founder Greg Stafford in November last year, John’s memorial piece about Greg's titanic influence on the landscape of tabletop games was shared and quoted widely (The Gray Crane).

John Wick said,"My first RPG was a Chaosium game. My second RPG was a Chaosium game. My third RPG was a Chaosium game. Saying 'I'm excited to be joining the Chaosium team' just doesn't do it. I've respected and admired the company for over thirty years. I'm joining the same company who started me on this journey and I couldn't be prouder."

Upon acquiring this new game line, Chaosium’s paramount objective for 7th Sea is the fulfilment of the outstanding rewards from the 7th Sea Second Edition and 7th Sea Khitai Kickstarters. Coinciding with this announcement, John Wick has updated all Kickstarter backers with the new arrangements, which will see Chaosium overseeing the remaining fulfilment of the campaigns.

Over coming weeks, 7th Sea products and content will begin to be migrated to Chaosium.com and Chaosium’s page at DriveThruRPG. A 7th Sea discussion board will also be set up at BRP Central, Chaosium’s forums.

More details here: https://www.chaosium.com/blogjohn-wick-joins-chaosium

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4 hours ago, g33k said:

You should have announced on 1 April... the prank being, it's Real News.

😂

 

But... good on ya!

John did tell his Kickstarter backers some exciting news was coming on April 1st:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnwickpresents/7th-sea-second-edition/posts/2448670

Which caused such consternation he had to amend: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnwickpresents/7th-sea-second-edition/posts/2452101

Anyway, as you probably saw, we were busy on April 1 with rewriting RuneQuest 😊

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OK, everybody who thought there was gonna be an RPG staring John Wick the assassin, raise your hand.

*waves* *ducks* :D

 

But I AM thrilled that a setting as wonderful as 7th Sea is being kept, preserved and added to. It was a damned interesting game when it first came out and I still have warm memories of left-handed Castilian duelist, Senor Rodrigo Maria Theresa de Sanchez de la Punte del Este, caballo legendario [tagline: 'Because I am, of course, Rodrigo!']

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1 hour ago, svensson said:

OK, everybody who thought there was gonna be an RPG staring John Wick the assassin, raise your hand.

*waves* *ducks* :D

This 🙂 .

Though I, of course, got John Wick and John Constantine mixed up. In my defence, it's an easy mistake to make: both were played by Keanu Reeves. Now BRP Matrix ... there's an idea.

Colin

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1 minute ago, colinabrett said:

This 🙂 .

Though I, of course, got John Wick and John Constantine mixed up. In my defence, it's an easy mistake to make: both were played by Keanu Reeves. Now BRP Matrix ... there's an idea.

Colin

I dunno, man. Gonna be kinda hard to fit Gun Fu into Strike Ranks... :lol:

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6 minutes ago, svensson said:

I dunno, man. Gonna be kinda hard to fit Gun Fu into Strike Ranks... :lol:

True. However, assuming no magic or supernatural powers in the Matrix, maybe Fate Points (BRP p.176) could be used to simulate effects like "bullet time".

Just throwing ideas out there. Maybe this should be moved to a different thread?

Colin

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On 5/1/2019 at 7:15 PM, ORtrail said:

" ... the official John Wick RPG, written by John Wick." 

Titled "Wick'ed Fun"

 

(poor John.  I imagine he's seen all this about 1000 times by now...)

  

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