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 16+ for content. RPG Rating 2 2 2

Latest News Items

» 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

» WarGames/Tournament of Sims 2021

Posted on Tue May 10th, 2022 @ 4:55pm by Charles Xavier in General News

The annual Tournament of Sims (called the WarGames this year) hosted by Ongoing Worlds had 70 entrants this year with only 25 winners. X-MEN: ALTERNATE CLASS was among them. Posts were submitted from last year around the time of the battle at the X-Mansion and the aftermath last year which is why 2022 features awards for 2021. Only two judges provided feedback which I'll pass along here:

Positive: Great use of established cannon and characters with newer ones as well as fresh ideas. Enjoyed Magneto's Speech. Excellent.
Improvement: Although a fan of JP's once you reach a certain number of participants it makes the post very unmanageable.

One thing they could work on is the posts with action sequences are a bit hard to follow as they involve a large number of characters in a large number of locations. Considering what is going on, it might be good to break it down into smaller posts with groups, but there was a lot of fluid motion which is hard to capture and contain.

For more information on this year's tournament, check out the link below. Congratulations!


Latest Mission Posts

» Slow Motion

Mission: Episode 4: The Savage ConneXion
Posted on Fri Jun 21st, 2024 @ 8:30pm by Erik Magnus Lensherr & Jade Farwynd

While the others had gone in search of the healing plant that would give Magneto strength while the electromagnetic coil recharged his power, Jade sat in vigil over him. There were only rudimentary medical supplies at hand and very little that could help monitor him. Fortunately, Jade's power over the…

» Know The Why, Live Any How

Mission: Episode 4: The Savage ConneXion
Posted on Wed Jun 19th, 2024 @ 11:35pm by Jason (Jace) Adams & Erik Magnus Lensherr

Magneto's caregiver had to rest and sleep at some point. And so it fell to Jace to bring the Master of Magnetism his food and water this time. He was honestly looking forward to it, though. Sure, Magneto could be arrogant most of the time and an ass the rest…

» Sol Invictus - Part 1

Mission: Episode 4: The Savage ConneXion
Posted on Mon Jun 10th, 2024 @ 9:25pm by Erik Magnus Lensherr & Connor Bruin & Bobby Drake & Iris Walker & Jade Farwynd & Bliss Hawkins & Levi Rousseau & Jason (Jace) Adams & Ethan Hale & Aurora Summers & Kennedy Kelly

On the river bend opposite from the well-beaten highway traveled by troops and wagons pulled by prehistoric creatures, a small gathering took place. A week's worth of logistical preparation had come into play now with the ragtag survivors of the United Tribes hidden in every hollow and tree branch sturdy…

» Plenty of Fish in the Lake

Mission: Episode 4: The Savage ConneXion
Posted on Wed Jun 5th, 2024 @ 10:55pm by Kennedy Kelly & Jason (Jace) Adams

Kennedy was still struggling with the quiet times since the death of her father and her falling out with Bobby. She had been hoping that the absurd fantasy and chaos of the Savage Land would remove any hopeless sorrow from her mind. But even here, the intrusive thoughts returned. It…

» From the Ashes - Part 3

Mission: Episode 4: The Savage ConneXion
Posted on Wed Jun 5th, 2024 @ 2:03am by Jean Grey & Scott Summers & Sean Cassidy

Scott and Jean had fallen into a simple but fulfilling routine over the past couple weeks of their stay on Muir Island. Exercise and research, physical therapy and meditation, they worked together on centering their bodies and minds while trying to find any possible clues about their missing teammates. There…