Hello, my name is William Mohammed, writer, adventurer and explorer from Canada and I would like to help you take your first steps into exploring the world of T.I.T.A.N. 2100. Most of you probably have no clue what T2100 is and that is understandable, until today you’ve probably never heard of it but that is going to change.
This Kickstarter is designed to give you our very first release, the Encyclopedia or ‘Sourcebook’ as we will refer to it from this point on for the T.I.T.A.N. universe and allow you to begin your journey into this potential future that humanity has faced less than a century from the present day.
T.I.T.A.N. 2100 is a Science Fiction setting less than one hundred years into the future that deals with a period of our own history when we are colonizing our solar system and taking our first steps into exploring the larger galaxy. It involves realistic science fiction elements, rather than fantasy ones and includes the use of modern or conceptual technology that could exist in the next 100 years. It's a story about the future of humanity, rather than any single individual or hero that dominates the setting and story.
What is a sourcebook though? Is this a game? An RPG? A sourcebook is a collection of information, like an encyclopedia designed to give a reader a larger picture of the universe and the elements contained within it. This book contains artwork and detailed information on the entire universe of T.I.T.A.N. both past and present and allows readers to gain a larger picture and appreciation for the stories that will take place within the Universe. It’s designed to be a beautiful book to add to your collection whether you intend to play an RPG, read a graphic novel, follow the novels or just to help support a unique endeavour.
Obviously, an Encylopedia or Sourcebook as we have termed it is no good without other releases planned and this is only the FIRST release in a scheduled list of many which includes an RPG & Wargame (With over two years of play testing at this point) and fiction releases such as a Graphic Novel and a planned series of Novels and Novellas.
This is the first step into a new Universe. Don’t let preconceptions guide you about what this might be, take a chance and come journey with us into the future. The information below this will give you a larger picture of T2100 and what is contained within the Encyclopedia.
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"In the year 2100, less than a century from the present day, humanity has ventured forth from Mother Earth into our Solar System, taking the first steps towards exploring the galaxy.
This exploration is made possible by many great technologies and innovations that have allowed mankind to reach new heights, among these are the Fusion Reactors that provide nearly unlimited power for the people of Earth and the Mobile Armored Combat Suit, an armored unit first known as the Mobile Armored Construction Suit.
No longer are human beings confined to live on the on the planet Earth, throughout our Solar System; human beings have colonized nearly every planet in some way; proving our adaptability and perseverance when facing hostile environments.
Even in the void space humans survive by living in large space stations known as ‘Space Colonies’, the colonies themselves built by the innovation known as the M.A.C.S.
Large Superpowers such as the American Federation, European Union and Neo-Soviet Republic dominate the Earth Sphere, controlling the majority of the Earth’s landmass, resources and most importantly; people. While independent nations do continue to exist in this hostile political climate, these nations must often tread lightly in order to avoid incurring the wrath of the larger superpowers.
While many of the colonies are dependent upon their founding nations for governance and support, in 2095 at the beginning of the First TITAN Wars, the Alliance of Colonies was formed and many Colonial settlements gained independence, governing themselves while following a set of values and principles that was beneficial to mankind as a whole.
Mega Corporations work overtly and covertly to not only subvert governments but to exert their will over the people, bombarding the masses with more new products and innovations then people can keep track of; greed driving them forward. In some cases, entire nations are controlled and owned by corporations, the populations of these countries little more than slaves.
Following the TITAN Wars of 2095-2099 at the end of the 21st Century, humanity has found itself on the verge of a new discovery in our own identity, both the past and the future.
As each day passes, archaeologists and explorers find more proof across the Solar System of a former advanced human civilization that had preceded our own not just on Earth and our Solar System but perhaps elsewhere in the galaxy.
The Neo-Human theory speaks of humanities future and our eventual evolution as we push beyond the boundaries of what we know and into the unknown, for those living in space; this seems to become more of a reality every single day with the purest of humanity starting to exhibit traits and levels of control that their peers could only dream of attaining.
Despite all of this, as humanity progresses into the 22nd century we find ourselves consumed by the same demons that have always plagued us.
Like war, humanity never changes."
About the Encyclopedia
Included within the T2100 Encyclopedia is comprehensive information on the nations and world that the universe is set within as well as an in-depth look at the humanoid vehicles known as MACS which have helped to build this brave new world and now threaten to tear it apart.
The physical version of the T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Encyclopedia is an 8.25x11” Hardcover with 200 pages or more about the T.I.T.A.N. 2100 universe printed on the highest quality paper with beautiful color artwork inside. The Kickstarter edition of the Encyclopedia will be a limited edition version with a signature page and unlocked extras that will be 'hidden' stretch goals and will have artwork or stories that may not be included in the main Encyclopedia.
This Encyclopedia contains information about every aspect of the T2100 universe and is designed to help new fans and readers get familiar with this new setting as we release more products.
This Encyclopedia contains artwork from esteemed artists such as Benjamin Wright, Danny Huynh, Darren Fetisof & Mark Simmons. Some of these individuals have worked on many esteemed and notable projects in the past including Gundam, Cyberpunk2020 and many other books and games. All of these artists will continue to do work for all future T2100 releases as well.
The bulk of the Encyclopedia has been written by William Mohammed with contributions from several of the above individuals as well as Daniel Combs (Former US Navy) who has a great deal of technical, engineering and military experience as well as John Hill, a lifelong fan of science fiction and spacecraft.
One of the major reasons behind this Encyclopedia is far too often, something like an RPG for example will be crammed with both rules and source making both hard to navigate, we hope to solve this problem by insuring the source material for T2100 is in a convenient to reach location and prevent someone who may not want another book but likes the setting from having to buy an RPG book just to learn more and likewise, someone who wants to play the games will not need to worry about navigating through source while looking up rules!
Included within this book:
- Glossary of terms.
- Extensive Timeline.
- Information on all continents and peoples of Earth.
- Information on our Solar System and the Space Colonies including the Jupiter Solar Empire.
- A peek at Life in the year 2100.
- Information about the different factions.
- Short stories from T.I.T.A.N. 2100
- Discussions on Human Evolution
- Historical information on the path that humanity has followed to guide us to this point, thanks to our archaeological finds. Perhaps the world of TITAN is not so different from our own..
- Information on Military Combat in 2100 including conventional vehicles.
- Detailed information on dozens of different spacecraft including the beloved Ares-class Assault Carrier.
- Technical information on MACS (Mobile Armored Combat Suits) & TITANs!
- Detailed information about the TITAN Wars, the brutal conflict that took place from 2095-2099 between humans and artificial intelligence units gone rogue. Perhaps this was only the beginning....
Presently we have a release schedule which includes the following which will all be supported by this book:
T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Core RPG Rules
The Core RPG Rules for T.I.T.A.N. 2100 contain fast paced and exciting combat unlike any other RPG with a vast level of customization and detail that is sure to keep you occupied for a very long time.
Containing over 60 classes and over a 1000 different skills and abilities for your characters to utilized, the RPG is a one of a kind experience with multiple planned supplements to follow including the Jupiter Solar Empire and Neo-Soviet Civil War books.
T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Strategic Combat
T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Strategic Combat is a tabletop war game that draws upon the combat system in the Core RPG Rules creating a unique wargaming experience where the focus is on the strategy and tactics you use; rather than having the most overpowered unit.
The models for the game will be in 1/300 scale and players are encouraged to create smaller unique forces rather than massive hordes of dozens if not hundreds of units that do not serve a purpose other than to take up time and eat your wallet.
The TITAN Wars
The TITAN Wars is a planned graphic novel series that will focus on telling the story of the TITAN Wars and the heroes and villains that fought on all sides of the conflict.
Tales from T.I.T.A.N. 2100
Tales from T.I.T.A.N. 2100 is a planned visual novel that will contain a variety of short stories and novellas as well as accompanying artwork in a visual style of novel that is not frequently seen and it is one we hope to bring back with a vengeance.
T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Encyclopedia, Vol.2: Technical Guide
The T.I.T.A.N. 2100 Technical Guide is a planned guide to all technology, MACS and TITANs used as of the year 2100 including variant designs, prototypes and full information and specifications on all of the different weapons utilized.
If you wish to pledge for multiple pledge levels, just add the total of those pledge levels together when pledging. For example if you wanted an Elite Pledge for your friend and an Ace pledge for yourself, you would pledge $150.
T.I.T.A.N. 2100™ is an original universe owned by Sector 13 Studios.
Risks and challenges
Every Kickstarter faces risks and challenges in terms of release and delivery. We would like to assure everyone that we are fully prepared for the risks and challenges associated with the Kickstarter and have planning this for quite some time rather than simply deciding to do this on a whim.
The Sourcebook is presently laid out and complete up to 160 pages and ready for e-distribution and printing at the moment if it was to be released as is, but obviously there is a great deal more we wish to add to this.
In terms of shipping the hardcovers, we are eliminating that issue altogether as you will not be paying your shipping costs to Us/Kickstarter but instead directly to Drive-Thru RPG so you will be able to insure that there are no errors with your pledge shipping at the end of the Kickstarter and you can select the choice of shipping you like.
We are aware this above factor will likely make our Kickstarter seem anywhere from 15-25% less productive and profitable but the simple fact is, given how big the world is; there is no way we can properly accommodate shipping the book to every single individual and country as well as an established website like that can.
In terms of the delivery date, we are very optimistic that the book will be available sooner than the delivery date but do not want to take any risks with this in case of an explosion of interest that results in our artists being very busy adding all of your likenesses to the book.
As this is the first release from our Studio, we are committed to providing the very best quality we can to our friends who we hope will become fans of T.I.T.A.N. 2100.
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