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An espionage and science fiction setting for Savage Worlds, somewhere between Tom Clancy and the X-Men!
An espionage and science fiction setting for Savage Worlds, somewhere between Tom Clancy and the X-Men!
An espionage and science fiction setting for Savage Worlds, somewhere between Tom Clancy and the X-Men!
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Titan Effect RPG is a licensed campaign setting for Savage Worlds. Titan Effect is set in a contemporary world where psychic spies clash with genetically enhanced soldiers in a secret war in which the future of human evolution is at stake.

Take on the role of a trained operative gifted with psychic abilities. Perform dangerous missions all over the world for the international clandestine organization known as the SPEAR, and fight against dangerous creatures and organizations. Survive long enough, and maybe you will be able to make a difference.

Titan Effect RPG requires the Savage Worlds Core Rules and the Super Powers Companion (2nd edition). 

 

 

  

 

Softcover mockup
Softcover mockup

The world of Titan Effect is like ours but darker and stranger. Psychics and augmented humans are used as spies and soldiers on behalf of criminal organizations, private military companies, and secret societies in a secret war that has been raging for decades. Some are fighting for control and power, while others seek to shape the future of human evolution.

In the middle of this conflict, stands the worldwide clandestine organization known as the Special Executive Assault and Recon or SPEAR. Its mission: to track and neutralize eugenics and psychic threats, and to prevent the world from falling into chaos. To succeed in its mission, the SPEAR hires people with unique sets of skills and possessing powerful psychic abilities. Its agents come from different nationalities and backgrounds.

Players take on the role of psychic operatives trained in black operations, and working for the international clandestine organization known as the SPEAR. They have the task to perform dangerous missions all over the world and fight against dangerous creatures and organizations. Some are there to make a difference, others for the thrill or because they have no other place to go.

Titan Effect RPG combines biopunk, spy thriller, and superhero elements. Imagine Tom Clancy meets Metal Gear Solid meets the X-Men. Titan Effect RPG plunges you into a world filled with conspiracies, secret organizations, dangerous biotechnologies and psychic phenomena. A world where the boundary between "good" and "evil" is blurred...

Illustration made by Vargasni
Illustration made by Vargasni

What's inside?

Titan Effect RPG will be available in two versions: 

  • A low-resolution PDF version adapted for screens and tablets. It will also be bookmarked, searchable, printer-friendly, and DRM free.
  • A printed version available in Softcover and Hardcover that will be released in a 7"x10" format. 

The interior of these two versions will contain a mix of black-and-white and full-color illustrations. We estimate the final version of Titan Effect to be around 132 full-color pages.

Softcover mockup
Softcover mockup

You will find inside:  

  • New Edges and Hindrances
  • New Setting Rules, including fast modern hacking rules; 
  • New gear, gadgets, and weapons, compatible with other modern settings;
  • An exclusive Equipment Point System (EPS) to easily and dynamically handle the "gear-up phase" of your teams before each mission;
  • Background and rules to play psychics with the Super Powers Companion, including new powers; 
  • 6 new pre-generated characters.
  • Information about the SPEAR;
  • Alternative timeline with historical events that shaped Titan Effect's universe;
  • 6 major enemy organizations and how to use them in your campaign;  
  • 40+ NPCs and creatures;
  • Campaign ideas and adventure hooks;
  • A Mission Generator to help you build quickly adventures;
  • A full introductory adventure following Operation: Sharashka (see Demo Kit). 
  • Other cool stuff! 

Please note: a copy of the Savage Worlds Core Rules and the Super Powers Companion are necessary to play and are not included in any reward level. You can buy both of them now at www.peginc.com or on DriveThruRPG for $9.99 each! If you aren’t familiar with Savage Worlds, you can directly download the Test Drive Rules on Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s website.

Optional Rules: For those who don't own the Super Powers Companion and who still want to get Titan Effect RPG, we will provide a short PDF with optional rules to play psychics with only Savage Worlds Core Rules. However, we highly recommend you use the Super Powers Companion if you want to capture all the flavor of Titan Effect RPG and enjoy the gameplay as it was initially designed.

You can download for FREE an alternate version of the Demo Kit with these new rules here

Current State

Titan Effect Beta
Titan Effect Beta

Titan Effect RPG is the result of a very long development and has been the subject of many avatars, including an aborted animated series project and a comic book project (still in development), before becoming a role-playing game. Today, we are proud to finally show the result. Titan Effect RPG is 75% complete, with most of the texts, the layout, and some of the illustrations.

We have been running playtests for more than a year and launched a closed beta with a dozen gamemasters. The feedback from our testers helped improve our campaign setting a great deal.

Testimony:
I had the honor of playtesting Titan Effect with my group, and we all liked it. I am a big fan of sci-fi kind of settings. This game is not your hardcore sci-fi, but it hit the right spots for me. I love the cloak and dagger feel of the game and love some of the new edges that they made for this game. I mean who doesn't want to play a gun carrying spy that can also throw something at you with his mind or make you think that there is a big baddy standing behind you? I love the system that they used for gear; it makes getting ready for the game so much easier and faster to get into the thick of things when you don't have to spend an hour buying gear. Great Game all around guys.
— Robert B. Hensley III

Demo Kit

Titan Effect Demo Kit & character sheet
Titan Effect Demo Kit & character sheet

You can already download and test for FREE our Demo Kit for Titan Effect at drivethrurpg.com and our form-fillable character sheet.

Inside the Demo Kit you will find:  

  • An introduction to Titan Effect's universe. 
  • An excerpt of Titan Effect setting rules.
  • A short adventure.
  • Five pre-generated characters.

The goal of this campaign is to help us complete our RPG by adding the final texts, more illustrations and to edit the book. It will allow us to pay our amazing artists and collaborators a fair wage, and to keep a small buffer for unforeseen expenses. It will also help us to launch the first part of Titan Effect transmedia universe.

Reward Levels

All backers will get a copy of Titan Effect Beta PDF right after the end of the campaign. You can use this version to start playing while waiting for the final release. Inside this 75-pages PDF, you will find everything you need to create characters and start running adventures with details about 4 of the enemy organizations, more than 20 NPCs and a mission generator. In addition, they will receive updates throughout the campaign, and their name as a backer in the book.

Recruit ($12 CAD) – Get a PDF copy of Titan Effect RPG. The PDF will be in low-resolution so it can be easily read on tablets. It will also be bookmarked, searchable, printer-friendly, and DRM free.

Operative - Early Bird ($20 CAD) and Operative ($25 CAD) – Get a PDF copy of Titan Effect RPG and all unlocked stretch goals in PDF format. Plus, you will receive a code to order one Print on Demand softcover copy (7"x10") of Titan Effect RPG in standard or premium color. You will still need to pay printing and shipping fees.

Senior Agent ($30 CAD) – Get a PDF copy of Titan Effect RPG and all unlocked stretch goals in PDF format. Plus, you will receive a code to order one POD softcover or hardcover copy (7"x10") of Titan Effect RPG in standard or premium color.

Field Leader ($40 CAD) – Get a PDF copy of Titan Effect RPG, all unlocked stretch goals in PDF format, and a code to order one POD softcover or hardcover copy (7"x10") of Titan Effect RPG in standard or premium color. You will still need to pay printing and shipping fees.
Plus, you get the Tactical Pack, a digital bundle which will contain the following items:

  • A set of NPC Cards in PDF format, plus a code to order at cost a printed version ( you will still need to pay printing and shipping fees).
  • A set of Equipment and Weapon Cards in PDF. 
  • Custom bennies in PDF format.
  • GM Screen Inserts PDF.
  • A mini digital soundtrack containing 10 songs (MP3 files). The soundtrack is composed by Maxime Hervé, a music composer for visual media with multiple nominations who worked for La Hacienda Creative, and award-winning composers like Mychael Danna and Michel Corriveau.
  • Figure Flats.
  • Series of Location Maps.
  • Digital assets and tokens for Roll20 and Fantasy grounds (bennies, cards, NPCs).

 

NPC card mockup
NPC card mockup

Agent Provocateur ($75 CAD) – You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, you will have your name used in the setting.

Double Agent ($100 CAD) – You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, will get to work with the creative team to create a minor non-player character (NPC) that will feature in the setting.

Whisperer ($150 CAD) – You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, will get to work with the creative team and one of our artists to create a major non-player character (NPC) that will feature in the setting.

Spymaster ($250 CAD) – You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, will get to work with the creative team and one of our artists to create a major NPC that will feature in the setting. You will also be able to participate with one of Titan Effect's creators in an online mini-campaign that will have an impact on the universe's evolution and future sourcebooks.

 

Tactical Pack - work in progress
Tactical Pack - work in progress

 

Tactical Pack: For those who pledged Recruit and Operative, you can add 15$ CAD to your pledge to get the Tactical Pack.

Content:

  • A set of NPC Cards in PDF format, plus a code to order at cost a printed version ( you will still need to pay printing and shipping fees).
  • A set of Equipment and Weapon Cards in PDF.  
  • Custom bennies in PDF format.
  • GM Screen Inserts PDF.  
  • A mini digital soundtrack containing 10 songs (MP3 files). 
  • Figure Flats.  
  • Series of Location Maps.  
  • Digital assets and tokens for Roll20 and Fantasy grounds (bennies, cards, NPCs).

!!! IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ !!!

All rewards will be fulfilled through DriveThruRPG.

Estimated delivery:

  • March 2018 for the PDF copy of Titan Effect RPG and all the digital rewards. See Stretch Goals for other delivery dates.
  • May 2018 for the softcover and hardcover versions. 

The pledges for the print versions are at a lower amount because backers will need to later pay at cost the base printing and shipping costs of the book or cards at DriveThruRPG (Knight Errant Media won't make any profit at this stage). 

As this is our first Kickstarter, this will help us to minimize the risks, and avoid unpleasant surprises like shipping price increases, etc. When Titan Effect RPG is ready, backers who pledged for it will receive a code to print their books on DriveThruRPG. They will be able to choose between the Softcover or the Hardcover, and Standard Color Heavyweight or Premium Color as they prefer. Please note that backers will still need to pay for printing and shipping costs. 

The estimated print cost for each version is as follows (rounded-down):

  • Softcover Standard Color: $5.70 to $6.40
  • Softcover Premium Color: $14.20 to $16.40
  • Hardcover Standard Color: $10.80 to $11.60
  • Hardcover Premium Color: $19.20 to $21.40

Shipping costs vary by location. DrivethruRPG ships internationally and estimated shipping costs can be found here.

 

Please note: all the stretch goals are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

   

 

 

  

Additional stretch goals are to come.

 

Characters made by Vargasni
Characters made by Vargasni

 

The Wild Die: A Savage Worlds RPG Podcast: Episode 34 - Titan Effect

High Level Games Blog: Titan Effect - Savage Worlds Game Review

Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf: Episode 52: Titan Effect RPG for Savage Worlds

The Hardboiled GMshoe's Office: [Q&A] Christian Nommay (Titan Effect)

 

Knight Errant Media is a new indie role-playing game and transmedia publisher composed of a team of passionate designers and writers. Our goal is to tell epic stories and build great universes. Titan Effect RPG is our first Kickstarter.

Christian Nommay: CEO and founder at Knight Errant Media, Christian is the creator, designer, and main writer of Titan Effect. Christian also worked as a graphic designer for the French RPG publisher Black Book Editions and was hired by Feral Games to write an adventure for their upcoming RPG Ghost Ops next year.

Daniel Eymard: Titan Effect co-writer, Daniel also wrote for Green Ronin Publishing the Mutants & Masterminds Atlas of Earth-Prime: Western Europe and Central Europe sourcebooks.

Ghislain Bonnotte: Titan Effect co-writer, Ghislain worked a few years ago on the Shadowrun 3rd Edition sourcebook Shadows of Europe. Ghislain is also a writer, translator, editor, and proofreader for the French versions of Shadowrun and Savage Worlds RPG lines for Black Book Editions.

Our Artists

We managed to gather a pool of incredible artists from all around the world:

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Titan Effect RPG is the first part of a transmedia universe which will be told across multiple media, each one moving the story further and impacting the other parts as well. So far, a graphic novel is already in development, but we also have plans for other awesome projects, including a live-action short-film.

Risks and challenges

As we mentioned above, this is our first Kickstarter campaign and published RPG, which is our biggest risk and challenge. However, Daniel, Ghislain and I have gained some experience by working for other RPG publishers. What is more, we have received useful advice and guidance from other publishers like Jodi Black (Pinnacle Entertainment), James Gantry (Feral Games), and Brian Feister (Open Legend RPG).

With all the rewards fulfilled by DriveThruRPG, our biggest challenge is to make sure we will be able to meet our delivery date. There can be some delays with the art or the editing. However, most of the texts are finished, and the layout is already set. We've also tried to anticipate all the worst case scenarios, and put all the chances on our side to minimize the risks. We will do everything in our power to deliver a high-quality product on due date!

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    • Your name as a backer in the book
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    Get a PDF copy of Titan Effect RPG, all unlocked stretch goals in PDF format, and a code to order one POD softcover or hardcover copy (7"x10") of Titan Effect RPG in standard or premium color. You will still need to pay printing and shipping fees. Plus, you get the Tactical Pack which will contain PDF of NPC cards (with a code for a printed version), a Mini original soundtrack, Custom bennies PDF, and tokens for Roll20/Fantasy Grounds.

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    • Your name as a backer in the book
    • Titan Effect Beta in PDF format (Nov 2017)
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    • All unlocked stretch goals in PDF format
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    You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, you will have your name used in the setting.

    NOTE: We reserve the right to control the content.

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    • Your name as a backer in the book
    • Titan Effect Beta in PDF format (Nov 2017)
    • Titan Effect RPG in PDF format
    • All unlocked stretch goals in PDF format
    • Code to order a softcover or hardcover copy of Titan Effect RPG
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    You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, will get to work with the creative team to create a minor NPC that will feature in the setting.

    NOTE: We reserve the right to control the content.

    Includes:
    • Updates throughout the campaign
    • Your name as a backer in the book
    • Titan Effect Beta in PDF format (Nov 2017)
    • Titan Effect RPG in PDF format
    • All unlocked stretch goals in PDF format
    • Code to order a softcover or hardcover copy of Titan Effect RPG
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    Whisperer

    You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, will get to work with the creative team and one of our artists to create a major NPC that will feature in the setting.

    NOTE: We reserve the right to control the content.

    Includes:
    • Updates throughout the campaign
    • Your name as a backer in the book
    • Titan Effect Beta in PDF format (Nov 2017)
    • Titan Effect RPG in PDF format
    • All unlocked stretch goals in PDF format
    • Code to order a softcover or hardcover copy of Titan Effect RPG
    • Tactical Pack
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    Spymaster

    You get everything from the Field Leader tier. Plus, will get to work with the creative team and one of our artists to create a major NPC that will feature in the setting. You will also be able to participate with one of Titan Effect's creators in an online mini-campaign that will have an impact on the universe's evolution and future sourcebooks.

    NOTE: We reserve the right to control the content.

    Includes:
    • Updates throughout the campaign
    • Your name as a backer in the book
    • Titan Effect Beta in PDF format (Nov 2017)
    • Titan Effect RPG in PDF format
    • All unlocked stretch goals in PDF format
    • Code to order a softcover or hardcover copy of Titan Effect RPG
    • Tactical Pack
    • Create a major NPC with art
    • Participate to an online short campaign with the creative team
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