information in this sourcebook is current to the time at the end of
Whiteout and the start of Breakpoint. It will be updated with more
information in the near future.
The year is 2096. There are 27 billion people alive on Earth, and each month fifty million more are born. Border disputes erupt into chronic wars; refugees from changing climates circle the globe; disease and starvation spread and refuse to disappear. Rich governments, rich corporations, rich people have all turn inward, building up their own slice of the world while keeping the rest out. Eventually, even they will begin to fight over resources and room. It is only a matter of time before a local conflict goes too far and nuclear fires cleanse the world.
But there is a sort of hope. One day, a starship will be built, and the new worlds that it reaches will be the salvation of humanity. Someday, star travel will arrive, but it is anyone's guess whether it will arrive in time. Meanwhile humanity survives, plummeting into the future, not knowing whether to prepare for star flight or extinction, knowing only that, one way or the other, this Dark Age will end soon. Welcome to the Chron X universe!