Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters

The private boarding school in Salem Center, NY is in reality a training facility for heroic mutant advocacy and activism for peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants. Unknown to the public, senior students and graduates of the school have went on to become crisis intervention specialists affectionately known as the X-MEN.

In the dawn of the final decade of the 20th century, the first class of X-Men went missing with the lone exception of their field leader, Cyclops. Professor Charles Xavier, unable to locate his missing students, was forced to rebuild his team. This time, however, he looked beyond the walls of his academy and recruited mutants from wherever he was able in order to form an ALTERNATE CLASS. In time, it is hoped these new mutants will continue the fight for the future of peaceful coexistence between mutants and humans, and perhaps discover the fates of their predecessors.

X-MEN: ALTERNATE CLASS is rated 18+ for content. RPG Rating 2 2 2

Latest News Items

» Mutant Registration Act

Posted on Wed Jul 17th, 2024 @ 12:23am by Charles Xavier in General News

The assassination of Senator Robert Kelly has expedited the Mutant Registration Act which President Richardson is expected to sign. Kelly's public murder has sparked widespread fear and outrage, driving the public to demand stricter regulations against mutants. This sentiment has pressured political figures to support the Act, leaving mutants with limited options as they brace for the impending legislation.

Anti-mutant activists, particularly the Friends of Humanity, have intensified their protests nationwide. Senator Peter Krane, a new ally of this group, sponsored the Act in the Senate, where it passed with a 3 to 1 vote. Senator Frank Stone of New Jersey was the only dissenting voice. In the House, Congressman Graydon Creed, founder of the Friends of Humanity, led the bill, which passed by a closer margin of 2 to 1, with many abstentions.

The Senate sent the bill to the House in mid-September, and it was passed by the end of the month. Key figures in the executive branch now include Mutant Response Division Chief Haskett, National Security Advisor Gyrich, and Unified Command Coordinator Colonel Moss, all poised for action once the President makes his decision which every expert predicts to be signing the Act into law.

In response, X-Factor has organized a conference to unite mutants and superhumans, aiming to discuss and plan their next steps. Chief among the threats is the resumption of Sentinel production by unknown parties. The involvement of the private sector to a much greater degree than the original Project Wideawake is very alarming due to the profiteering aspect of mutant rights violations. As the government escalates its stance against mutants into systemic oppression, the mutant and allied community must band together to avoid potential genocide.

» Sol Invictus!

Posted on Wed Jun 5th, 2024 @ 1:30pm by Charles Xavier in General News


69º 30’ S, 68º 30’ W :: SAVAGE LAND

"Cerebro scans have managed to punch through the interference surrounding the continent, revealing that the entire team has assembled around an ancient city. Perhaps their close proximity to one another allowed for Cerebro to detect them. This confirms the earlier report from Bliss nearly two weeks ago that everyone had been split up. I wish there was some way for me to aid my X-Men in whatever struggle that tore them apart and reunited them. Unfortunately it is all I can do to be an even intermittent observer.

Information regarding the history of the Savage Land is sparse, but what the database has collated identifies the team's area of operations as the City of the Sun People, so named for the Temple of the Sun which overlooks it. There appears to be a palace of some sort to the east. Geological evidence suggests an expansive cave system all throughout the highland region. Mission notes from the First Class's foray into the Savage Land identify the king of the Sun People as Akeem whose chief rival is the High Priestess Zaladane whose mischief with the Savage Land Mutates first drew my X-Men to their domain several years ago. No doubt Zaladane has complicated the mission to deactivate the Citadel and end the geomagnetic storms that are sweeping the globe. Whatever the true source of her power, the primitive framework of sorcery and witchcraft may present an angle that my Alternate Class is unprepared to face.

I can only pray that Erik upholds our agreement to lead them to victory and, ultimately, home.

» Tournament of Sims - Best in Genre!

Posted on Mon Mar 18th, 2024 @ 4:08pm by Charles Xavier in General News

Over a year ago, the Ongoing Worlds blog hosted another annual Tournament of Sims. I submitted a series of posts from 2022 to be evaluated by a panel of three judges. Their raw scores in the categories of Story, Characters, and Readability were tabulated together and entered against several other X-Men sims and dozens of other sims.

The tournament is very Star Trek dominant, but maybe as much as 1/3 of the entries were not-Trek. We received Outstanding overall and were the ranking sim in the X-Men genre.

Here are the scores and feedback from the three anonymous judges:

Judge 1

Story: 7 Characters: 7 Readability: 8

"Great use of JPs along with some very interesting character introductions leading to a well written plot crescendo.
Could strive to be a bit less cliché in some parts. This sim does a great job with posting was good, I was able to dive in
and know what was going on and who was who."

Judge 2

Story: 7 Characters: 7 Readability: 7

"One thing they could work on is 'setting the scene'. While I could figure out what was happening, sometimes setting the scene helps people looking in through the window. However, overall, this sim is doing things very well!"

Judge 3

Story: 8 Characters: 10 Readability: 8

"This sim does a great job with characters having strong motivations and being believable. The format of the posts and individual tags showed cohesion and that the group works together well.
For the most part everything was under control and happening as planned and there wasn’t a lot for the characters to solve. There were a few typos or spelling errors."

As a reward, here are some vintage superhero candy sticks!

For further reading on the Tournament of Sims, check out the Ongoing Worlds blog post.

» A New Day Dawns

Posted on Fri Feb 23rd, 2024 @ 6:53pm by Charles Xavier in General News

As the episode title certainly spoils, Episode 4 will primarily take place in the Savage Land down in Antarctica. Before we get to that, though, the first group JP will be welcoming the junior students back from Muir Island where they were sent after the Purifier attack on the Mansion.

This will be an opportunity to showcase NPCs both new and old (as well as welcome back an old friend!), so I won't start that up until Monday. Be thinking in the interim about any junior students if you don't have any yet.

Episode 3 ended on August 24th. Episode 4 began on August 25th. We'll have the kids come back either the 25th or 26th of August. The big crisis that kicks of the main story for the episode will be August 29th around noon, so feel free to cram whatever you'd like in that window of time. There's no telling exactly when the team will be back from the Savage Land, so plan ahead!


Posted on Mon Jan 22nd, 2024 @ 4:57pm by Charles Xavier in Sim Announcement

Latest Mission Posts

» Because We’re Friends

Mission: Episode 4: The Savage ConneXion
Posted on Tue Jul 23rd, 2024 @ 1:10pm by Iris Walker & Bobby Drake

This must be how the early Americans felt on July 4, 1776.

Iris was euphoric, but also a bit melancholy. Happy because she was free of her task for the President, but sad because of what had happened to a friend of a friend. She hadn’t known Lorna very well-…

» Girl Talk

Mission: Episode 4: The Savage ConneXion
Posted on Mon Jul 22nd, 2024 @ 11:53pm by Jean Grey & Mara Ricci

It felt surreal to Mara to be back in New York so quickly. Not that she minded, but she had just barely gotten used to the idea of living at the mansion and now she was back in the city. Granted, it was only for a week, but even so.…

» Frozen

Mission: Episode 5: Days of Fortune Past
Posted on Mon Jul 22nd, 2024 @ 3:40pm by Bobby Drake & Jean Grey

“Yes, Senator, I understand today’s current political climate…” Jean looked up from her desk, a phone being held to her ear by phantom telekinetic hands as she took notes on her computer. Bobby stood in the doorway of her office, surprisingly on time for the conversation she had forced him…

» Baby Talk

Mission: Episode 5: Days of Fortune Past
Posted on Mon Jul 22nd, 2024 @ 2:05am by Scott Summers & Aurora Summers

With all the revelations going around in her head, Aurora had headed out into the mansion grounds, to her favourite spot by the lake. The anger she felt towards Scott was diminishing now she understood a little better. It seemed fate had a cruel plan, or at least Nathaniel Essex…

» Common Bonds

Mission: Episode 5: Days of Fortune Past
Posted on Mon Jul 22nd, 2024 @ 1:52am by Charles Xavier & Scott Summers & Aurora Summers & Jean Grey

The meeting with Xavier and Jean had arrived now that the house meeting had finished. Aurora hadn’t slept very well the night before knowing she’d have to face Jean again. Her feelings towards both Jean and Scott were raw; she was hurt and she was angry, but she needed to…