This is an open thread for people to talk about Titan out of character.
Ask questions, make suggestions, and have fun!
Woot! Great idea. ;)
I guess this is a chance to say hi to everyone. (I guess I could've said hello in the interact forum but I hate being the center of attention.) Anyway, I'm really stoked to be here. I was really impressed with a lot of the writing.
Also, since this thread's for questions too, I have couple:
The rules page mentions a staff for the RPG, what members are the staff?
I don't suppose there's a map of Titan yet is there?
Also, it still a rule that you have to have 50 posts before you can introduce a new location? I wanted to write a post or two set at the Observatory.
#1 - So far, I'm the only staff member for Titan. The other staff members related to Titan have bailed.
#2 - Not yet. I'm not too good at drawing maps, and the city is still growing, so it's not a top priority to solidify everything just yet.
#3 - If we get to the point where the locales are overcrowded with area-specific locations, I'll put the post-quota back into effect. At this point though, you're free to create whatever buildings/areas are necessary to tell a good story.
Hi. In regards to #3 above, I mention that my character works at Titan University. There is no such place listed as of yet, so where do you suggest I should "put it?" I'm thinking either Northside or another somewhat affluent area. Since it's your city (I just work here) I thought I'd see where you would like to put it.
Hey Travis, just wanna say I love the bio you posted. I sure hope our characters might find themselves running into each other at some point. (Ironically, I actually needed an “expert” type character for my guy to consult with further down in his arc. I was thinking I'd have to end up creating an NPC for it.) ;)
Heya folks! I've really enjoyed this so far, and look forward to interacting with more of you :)
I'd actually like to see the University in the Canyon.
As a planned city, having the primary learning center close to the business, transportation, and hospital hub makes sense.
Mount Atlas and the Observatory are now a part of Northside.
Northside was where all of the excavation dirt was thrown during the creation of Titan. As you can imagine, it built up very quickly. These days, there's a clear line between the young, immaculately landscaped park that forms a crescent around the NorthWest of the city and the ancient forests leading up to Mt. Atlas and the Observatory. The Eye is placed as far away from the city lights as possible, held above the rough waters of Lake Erie by a steep cliffside.
Where is Titan?
Let's say that Erie, PA never existed and Titan sprawled into the State-owned lands surrounding that area.
This places Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh as its closest neighbors, and directly between Chicago and New York City (both within a day's drive). Shipping and industry are shared with Detroit.
One question: Is there a military base nearby? I was thinking that since Titan (a powerhouse of industry and research) would make a prime target should anyone attack the US by sea. (I don't know how early this is since we're keeping the year nebulous, so I don't know if we're worried about nazis yet or not...) In that regard, one cool trope that could lead to could be a 'flying aces' squadron stationed to defend the city with the latest breakthroughs from Titan Labs, ala Sky Captain and the Flying Legion. I dunno. Just thinking out loud.
I'll have to check on the history of the area to see if a military presence is appropriate.
Even if it's not, that doesn't mean that there can't be a military contractor in the area, like Lockheed-Martin. Prototypes and one-off ideas created by private companies fueling a steady need for suicidial brave test pilots might be more appropriate.
Quite true Abi. And there were nazi plans to attack the East Coast cities, and the arms and manufacturing hubs in the great lakes:
Just how seriously the Allies took the threat of the “Amerika” bombers became evident after they learned of the plans. They launched massive bombing raids on the Messerschmitt plant in Augsburg to destroy the prototypes. After the war, the test pilot was arrested by the British and, during questioning, attested that the plane had “absolutely first class” flying qualities.The danger to the US east coast cities and arms industries located around the Great Lakes was, it appears, very real. Throughout the war, the Me 264 continued to figure prominently in Hitler’s plans.
Titan would be right in the crossfire there. And besides, Titan just being there makes it a target on its own since Titan would be the most technologically advanced city with laboratories producing all kinds of possible superweapons (As well as Davenport's rocket works that I mentioned in a post earlier. But I dunno if that made it into canon or not I just posted that as an aside.). It could be to us what Peenemunde was to them. But you're right in that it would probably not be a giant military base, but rather more like a small air field primarily where test pilots could try out the latest and nuttiest that private industry has cooked up and also possibly serve as a deterrent in the event anyone thinks of messing with Titan.
Anyway, I'll shut up now. ;)