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Skyships ply the 7 Skies, soaring from Cloud-Island to Cloud-Island for conquest, espionage, trade, and piracy. Kingdoms clash, cultures collide, and secrets abound. Heroes and villains roam Above the Blue, seeking action, intrigue, adventure, and style. Will you be one of them?

Enter the world of Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies (S7S), the latest game from Chad Underkoffler featuring the PDQ system! In S7S you'll find a richly detailed setting of sky-ships, piracy, intrigue, mysticism, musketeers, and more, whether you're sailing through the haunted Ghost Sky, battling pirates from the inconstant isle of Ilwuz, intriguing in the Spider Empress' court of Barathi, or chasing thieves across the rooftops of Agua Azul.

Weighing in at a hefty 323 pages, S7S offers an upgrade to your PDQ experience with the PDQ Sharp (PDQ#) system, fully realized and detailed with plenty of examples and packed with swashbuckling action. Those unfamiliar with PDQ will find a lightweight system that won't bog you down, and long-time PDQ fans will discover just a little extra "crunch" added to make those deadly duels ring with the clash of drawn steel.

To learn more about S7S, including downloads of a setting summary and character sheet, visit the official S7S website at

  Have you tried the other games in the PDQ family? One basic system, worlds of gaming fun!
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Kerry H April 14, 2021 3:58 am UTC
Any chance of a pod version, since it appears to be out of print nowadays?
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Gerard M April 29, 2020 11:19 am UTC
Think the website is gone.
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Fred Hicks ( April 29, 2020 2:18 pm UTC
Yep. Plus DriveThru doesn't allow external links in the product description any more. Game's quite old!
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Luigi C April 01, 2019 4:23 pm UTC
Will there be a POD option?
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Fred Hicks ( April 01, 2019 4:34 pm UTC
Uncertain. We had it available, in print, through distribution & our webstore for the past decade. The files might not be in good shape for drivethru's POD at this point, and resurrecting a decade-old layout file to try to get it there isn't going to get high on the priority list, especially as sales of this title have slackened.
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Luigi C April 01, 2019 8:22 pm UTC
Thanks for the thorough answer.
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Shaun B April 15, 2019 12:52 am UTC
That's really too bad. S7S is one of the most loved, used and, therefore, worn books on my gaming bookshelf. I tried to grab a replacement copy when you put up your big sale recently, but was too slow to beat the feeding frenzy.

Ah well, at least there's the PDF.
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David D July 31, 2018 7:27 am UTC
This looks amazing :) I'm looking forward to reading it :)
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