Slightly different that the typical Pick, today I am pointing out both a source of added material for your 7th Sea game and a way for you to share your own crafted content (and even get paid!). Today, John Wick Presents launches their 7th Sea Explorer’s Society, which is much akin to the other such programs DriveThruRPG has worked with publishers to implement (including WotC, Monte Cook Games, and Mongoose. These are ways for those of you with game designer dreams and creative instincts to officially share your ideas, perhaps even with a chance to make some money doing so.
Welcome to the 7th Sea Explorer’s Society!
Are you a 7th Sea GM in search of new adventures on the high seas? A player looking for heroic inspiration? A gaming group excited to hack the core rules?
The Explorer’s Society is a digital platform for creating self-published content for 7th Sea: 2nd Edition—like adventures, homebrew rules, characters, and more. As a creator, you can share your content free of charge, set a price that feels right for you, or choose a pay-what-you-want option.
What kind of content can I find here?
You can expect to find adventures, rules hacks, heroes and villains for jumpstarting your campaigns, and any number of new traits, backgrounds, advantages, and skills. Looking for new dueling moves? How about forbidden sorceries and secret societies? You can find those here, too!
For a complete list of what is and isn’t allowed in the Explorer’s Society, review our content guidelines here.
How do I start publishing content?
You’ll want to start by reading over the Explorer’s Society Content Guidelines. Then, check out our creator resources. We’ve made layout templates and artwork available to make creating easier for you, and to ensure all Explorer’s Society meets our specifications.
After creating your title, visit the account page and look in the “My Content” section. There you will find the link “Add a new title”. You must agree to the Community Content Agreement in order to upload a new title.
After publication, all Explorer’s Society content is available here. Here you can check sales history, view reviews and fan discussions of your work, and book royalties through PayPal. We’ve created a helpful guide for sharing your work with the world, which includes advice on creating eye-catching titles and finding publicity on social media.
Revenue for Explorer’s Society content is split between you, OneBookShelf (the company that manages DriveThruRPG), and John Wick Presents. We’ll split the revenues with you 50/50, after OneBookShelf takes their share for running the site.
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