For those on my friends list unfamiliar with XET (X-Men: End Times), it was an online RPG, a MUSH (rather than a message board one… sort of a text based MMORPG without stats), combining characters, plotlines, and themes from Marvel comics (particularly X-Men) starting with a new continuity, with H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos and certain Cthulhu-based RPGs.. I was involved with it for several years.
In short, it’s probably nothing you’re interested in, so you can probably skip the rest of the entry unless you’re curious:
Well, XET is gone, and this time I have no expectation it'll ever be back. (Yeah, I might as well admit it - I had the 'April Fools Joke' in mind from almost when XET closed. I didn't expect it to even work a little, but I had a slim hope and figured I owed the game one last Hail Mary Pass. And I don't regret it, I got some good scenes out of the few months we were back, I just wish we could have kept it up longer). So, since I have no hope of it returning, I'm going to post, in a few parts over the next few weeks, my master plot manifesto. One of the things I loved about XET was how we had a number of plots on a slow burn, with foreshadowing sometimes years ahead of schedule, and plenty of plots that were just waiting for the right circumstances to be used. There were also lots of things going on behind the scenes that weren't apparent. I really felt almost like I was participating in a fully-fledged universe, like the Ultimate line of Marvel, inspired by the original but different and vivid, but as textured and with a tight continuity perhaps even rivaling Marvel’s at times.
Anyway, since most of these untouched plots are heavily dependent on the unique history of XET and the combination with Lovecraftian themes, I don't expect to use them again, and so I think it'd be fun to just lay all the cards on the table. ( The XET Diaries, Part 1: Personal Goals and My Last Ongoing Plot )
That’s it for this post. Next XET Diaries post (probably in a week or so) will deal with Part 2 of the Drug Plot (with the Ultimate Road Trip), and Ultimate Plots.