The Seas of Vodari - Swashbuckling and Sorcery for 5th Edition

Created by The Seas of Vodari - Tribality Publishing

Everything you need to run exciting seafaring campaigns full of swashbuckling action and magical adventure for Fifth Edition.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Seas of Vodari Update
8 months ago – Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 06:31:25 PM

Hey Backers!

I meant to get this out on Friday, but here's this week's update.

Maps & Artwork

  • Maps are 100% complete. We just did a final round of minor revisions of the city maps.
  • Artwork is 100% complete. The additional round was just completed and is being added to the book. 

Editing

  • Editing of the book continues and is 75% complete and 7/10 chapters are done.
  • We're currently completing our final edits for the World to Explore gazetteer, Ships, and Monsters chapters.
  • We're a little behind on editing, but still ahead of layout. We don't anticipate any delays for the final book due to editing, but there is the potential for the massive Chapter 2 - World to Explore to cause a delay which I am keeping my eyes on.

Layout

  • Layout of the book continues and is 60% complete.
  • We're still on track and do not anticipate any layout related delays for the final book.

Early Access Backers

  • We will be sending out an updated version of the draft book shortly (today I hope) to early access backers and a feedback survey to all early access backers after that.

Talk to you next week.

Seas of Vodari Update
8 months ago – Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 10:29:48 PM

Hey Backers!

Here's this week's update and some layout previews from Chapter III.

Maps & Artwork

  • The maps are now 100% complete. That includes the world map, ship maps, city maps, and the starter adventure maps
  • Artwork was 100% complete, but I put in a final order for another set of art to fill out Chapter II: A World to Explore. We're still on track and do not anticipate any artwork related delays for the final book. You can see a preview of some of our most recent character art below.

Editing

  • Editing of the book continues and is 2/3 complete. 
  • We're currently completing our final edits for the World to Explore gazetteer, Ships, Gamemaster Tools, and Monsters chapters.
  • We're still on track and ahead of layout. We do not anticipate any delays for the final book due to editing.

Layout

  • I hope everyone liked the layout previews we shared last week and the two above. 
  • Layout of the book continues and is 40% complete.
  • We're still on track and do not anticipate any layout related delays for the final book.

Early Access Backers

  • We will be sending out an updated version of the draft book as early as next week to early access backers. 
  • Once we sent out that update, we'll send out a feedback survey to all early access backers. 

Talk to you next week.

Seas of Vodari Update
9 months ago – Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 02:16:43 AM

Hey Backers!

Way back in March, we set our estimated delivery date to be November 2019. We ended up getting 525% funded during the Kickstarter campaign. All that extra funding allowed us to put way more text, art, and maps into the final book, but by adding in the extra content we ended up pushing past our internal cut-off of early October to have the book ready for final editing with all artwork complete. We're getting close to the end of November and I wanted to provide some dates when everyone should expect to get their hands on all of the remaining deliverables. So I am here answer two important questions: (1) how close is the book to complete? and (2) when will the book ship?

How Close is the Book to Compete?

  • The book is 100% written and we just sent a copy out to our early access backers. 
  • The art is 95% complete and we'll be at 100% by next week. We added 10 full-page illustrations with our Vodari iconic characters to start each chapter. The extra cost was a non-issue with the additional funding, but this pushed out our art timeline by two months.    
  • The maps are 75% complete and it will be nearly two weeks before we get to 100%. The world map is complete. The adventure maps are complete. All of the ships are mapped (we're doing final tweaks on the Galleon and Ironclad). The delay is on the 10 maps of the major cities.
  • Half of the final book is already with layout. The other half of the book is in final editing.

When will the Book Ship?

In October we were still hopeful that November 30th was a date we could hit. As November arrived, we realized there was lots of polish to go. Rushing this book was not something we were prepared to do just to hit a date we set back in March. So here are the completed milestones and our updated estimate on delivery dates for this Kickstarter.

  • Kickstarter Campaign - March/April 2019
  • Quick Start v1 - Delivered May 2019
  • Quick Start v2 - Delivered August 2019
  • Rough Cut of Final Book to Early Access Backers - Delivered November 2019
  • Seas of Vodari Final PDF v1.0 (Mid/Late December) - with final layout and artwork
  • Seas of Vodari Final PDF v1.1 (Early January 2020) - any typo & errata fixes before going to print
  • Final Book Sent to Printer (Early January 2020)
  • Hardcover/Printables Worldwide Shipping (Early February 2020) - Book, World Map, Poster, Stickers
  • Final Electronic Assets Delivery (Early February 2020) -  Tokens, Maps, Character Sheets, Ship Character Sheets
  • Under the Seas of Vodari (2020)

I will be providing weekly status updates starting next week and through to final delivery. Thank you for your support, patience, and enthusiasm. We're already excited and proud of the book and can't wait to send out the final product.

Writing Complete! Rough Version of Final Book Sent to Early Access Backers
9 months ago – Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:13:17 PM

We're still in the process of finishing the final bits of artwork, last rounds of editing, and moving the document into final layout... but the writing of the book is complete

I've started the distribution of a rough, unformatted copy of the final book to all Early Access backers

Also, I plan to send an update tomorrow with dates for the delivery of the final PDF and shipping of the printed book.

Seas of Vodari - Orders Locked and Credit Cards Charged
9 months ago – Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 11:13:05 PM

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