About this project
The Four Years War: Technical Manual is an extension of the original Four Years War campaign that I ran back in 2014.
In brief, The Four Years War was a protracted conflict between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, which took place roughly ten years prior to the events depicted in Star Trek: The Original Series.
Taking all available data I could find, I wrote four complete novels, each one depicting a year of the war, with each composed of interwoven short stories of those serving on the front lines of the conflict.
Throughout the course my writing, I compiled a massive amount of statistics, diagrams, illustrations, and much more. Some were created by me, while others were supplied to me. With the permission of those artists, and at the request of fans of the Four Years War, I decided to create a technical manual that would enhance the material I'd already committed to the novels.
As part of the new aim of the project, I'll also be using the funds to pay for the editing of three novels written for the Romulan Wars. Most of the background data will come from FASA material, just like the Four Years War, but I'll also be tying in a lot of fan material that's been produced over the last few decades. This wont follow any of the timelines established by Enterprise (ENT), nor any of the movies that have come out since 2001. This will be an original, all-new take on the three year conflict between the Romulans and the fledgling Federation.
The money raised by this campaign will not only ensure that the books are properly edited, it will also ensure that as many people as possible can receive physical copies of them. That means ordering in bulk. It will also guarantee that everyone who donates toward physical copies will receive at least one fully embroidered 4" patch commemorating this campaign.
And, with each stretch goal surpassed, another patch will be released, as well as a few surprise goodies I've created especially for the fans.
This will be a prelude project to the upcoming Romulan War series that I will be producing in 2016!
Previous Campaign Veterans -
If you pledged as a "Captain level" backer (Federation or Klingon) in the 2014 campaign, and you pledge $40 or more to this campaign, you will automatically receive the Starfleet Third Fleet Captain 4" patch depicted below:
If you pledged as an "Admiral or General level" backer (Federation or Klingon) or higher in the 2014 campaign, and you pledge $40 or more to this campaign, you will automatically receive the Starfleet Third Fleet Admiral 4" patch depicted below:
For those who were unable to pledge into the initial campaign in 2014, I've created two donation levels that will allow you to receive physical copies of the novels that were produced from it along with anything from this campaign... but those levels are limited to only a handful of spots.
You can help by becoming a part of the adventure today.
Surpassing this mark with not only ensure that your shipments are well protected internally, it will also guarantee everyone who's donated at the $15 level or higher a new 4" patch. It depicts three Achernar-class cruisers, and the names of the five star-systems they fought over with the Klingons:
Our next milestone! If we can make it here, all backers at the $15 level or higher will receive the 4" embroidered Klingon D-7 R&D patch and a full color, 24"x19" starship reference chart highlighting all the classes in the Four Years War novels.
This will ensure that the Romulan War series of novels can be properly edited. Once we reach this level, all backers of $15 or higher will also receive the first of the Romulan War patches shown below:
I can't believe it! We're on track to nearly triple the last campaign by the time this is all over. But, that's in the future. For now the... $15,000 stretch goal.
Reaching this goal will ADD the Romulan War Technical Manual to the per-existing Four Years War manual that's being produced. That's projected to add about 100 pages to your books, and in color!
Along with this, two new 4" patches and poster will be added to all levels of $25 or above. They are shown below (the new ,Romulan Patch, is not yet depicted):
At $15,000, there are also new sets of perks that will be given out to existing backers at specific levels. More information about those can obtained here:
Risks and challenges
When it comes to fulfillment, every project has potential obstacles, and my work is no different. While I own my own publishing company, I do not print my own material. This is where, if ever, there are any delays. I'll be working closely with my distributor to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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