New X-Men: Academy X

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    • Age range: 13 to 100
    • Player seats: 5
    • Alternate seats: 0
  • Day: Fri, Feb 05, 2016
  • Time: 02:15AM UTC
  • Length: 3-4 Hours
  • Game created: Sun, Mar 02, 2014
  • Last update: Fri, Jan 29, 2016
  • Views: 392
  • Posts (2)

    Initial Student Evaluations: Xavier Institute for Higher Learning

  • New X-Men: Academy X
  • Fri, Feb 20, 2015
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  • Comments: 2
  • “Aventurine” Name: Aveline Twinn Alias: Aventurine Known Powers: Telekinesis, Flight Power Evaluation: Aveline’s powers seem to stem from a similar x-gene to that found in the Grey lineage, comparable also to other telekinetics, such as fellow student Julian Keller. At present, she is able to manipulate multiple objects of varying...

    The Fall of Genosha - Earth-24

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  • Sat, Oct 18, 2014
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  • Comments: 1
  • The Fall of Genosha - A Secret War turned Mutant Massacre The following information was not made available to the public. A Brief History: Genosha is an island east of the African continent and north of the island of Madagascar. It is its own, independent nation that had its beginnings as a...

    Recent character posts

    Session 18 Journal Entry

  • Megan Gwynn, aka "Pixie"
  • Fri, Oct 02, 2015
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  • Dear Journal, How am I supposed to feel? What am I supposed to do? Right now, the best answer to that question is nothing. If I do anything right now, chances are that I’m going to regret whatever it is I do. But I—damn it. Aiden is my friend, or...

    It's Hard to Really Let Go

  • Aveline "Aventurine" Twinn
  • Fri, Oct 02, 2015
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  •   Aveline walked slowly towards the Tree House she had built together with Alden and their fathers when she and Alden had been kids. She would have gotten there in no time had she flown, the cumbersome terrain in the woods made her go much slower on foot, but she...

    Journal 8

  • Aiden O’Connor "Rebound"
  • Fri, Oct 02, 2015
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  • Comments: 4
  • I never realized I could be poked and prodded by a doctor so many times in one sitting.  I feel like a pincushion. Beast and Prof X got a team of scientists to look me over - aliens! Kree, Shi’ar (I think), and Agent Brandt from SWORD.  Beast and Agent...

    About this game

    The X-Men: Fighting for Those Who Hate and Fear Them.

    Around the world, this team of mutant superheroes fights to keep the world safe from evil mutants and other threats to humanity, all while trying to bridge the gap between man and mutant. However, the other mission of the X-Men is less talked about: the education of young mutants.

    That's where we come in.

    Here at the Xavier Institute, we strive to provide an environment where young mutants can get a solid foundation in academics, life skills, and the control and proper use of mutant powers. Every student is given all the opportunities to excel, make new friends, and be ready to face both adulthood and the rest of the world, proud of being a mutant.

    *We are not a terrorist cell, nor do we believe in making young mutants into militants. Self-defense is what we advocate.

    Either way, we hope you are now able to make a well-informed decision about your academic future.

    Mutant, and proud,

    Scott Summers & Emma Frost


    This will be a game focusing on the lives of a group of young mutants who are enrolled in the Xavier Institute. The focus of the game will be on the relationships between characters, what they believe in, and using their powers in cool ways. While superheroic situations and combat may arise, they will not be the focus of the game.

    Each player will either create their very own young mutant, or adapt an existing one to their own flavor. The only limitations are that the character be between the ages of 13 and 18, to fit into the High School setting. Powers should also be discussed with the GM, making sure they aren't overtly obnoxious or too powerful.

    This game will use the Cortex+ Dramatic system as detailed in the Smallville RPG and the Cortex+ Hacker's Guide. Our first session will be character creation and the development of the relationship map.

    That being said, welcome to Academy X! We hope you survive the experience.

    Style of play

    The feel of this game will be dramatic, focusing on both the light-hearted and serious parts of being a teenager with fantastic powers.

    Inspiration for this type of setting can be found in the New X-Men: Academy X comic line from which this is loosely based. Additionally, the tone will be somewhat similar to the show X-Men Evolution with some of the childish, early 2000 feel toned down.

    This game will run using Cortex+ Dramatic.

    This game will also be episodic in nature.

    Five players will be the maximum, given the nature of the relationship map. If you either can't make a session or will be late, please give the GM due notice so that he can adjust the episode accordingly.

    The character creation/relationship mapping session will be on March 6th at 9pm EST.

    The game will be using Skype for voice and the Game Table on Infrno.

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  • Mon, Mar 03, 2014

    Oh my, this really really takes me back - I created my very first superhero character for a setting similar to this over 20 years ago <3

    Well, she has already gotten her story in another game, so I won't be playing her, but I have just the right character for this one ^^

  • Tue, Mar 04, 2014

    I am sorely disappointed I missed out on this one.  I am a huge Smallville (Cortex+) fan.  If you have a player drop, please consider me an alternate.

  • Wed, Jan 06, 2016

    I am curious what rule sets are used for this and if it is really still going on.  The messages and comments seem to be old.  Please hit me up if you need 1-2 players!

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