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Journal Community
Name: X-Project
Date(s): 2003-present (still active)
Moderator: Rossi, Eva, Sam, Frito and Cai
Founder: Queer As John, Jules, Bonni
Type: community RPG
Fandom: X-Men Movieverse
URL: reading community
feedback community
X-Project Wiki
X-Project RPG tag on AO3

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X-Project is an X-Men movieverse Fandom RPG which was started in May 2003 by QueerAsJohn, Bonni and Jules, following the screening of the second X-Men movie. It follows the lives of the residents of the Xavier Institute, through a combination of character journals and third person PbEM "logs", which are written cooperatively by the players and posted to the log community. The concept is, essentially, "comics put through the realism filter of the X-Men movies", with comic canon - characters, plots, villains and so on - being adapted to fit the X-Project universe.

In January 2015, the game underwent a relaunch which established a "new" universe which was a combination of not only the X-Men movies, but all Marvel properties, including the MCU, various animations, comics and parts of the X-Men movies that could be adapted into the game's "new" continuity. It also allowed the game to discard much of the accumulated history of the past 12 years, which was deterring new players. The game then relocated to Dreamwidth in 2017 following the Russian takeover of Livejournal and their anti-gay policies.

X-Project historically has between 20 and 45 active players, with each player allowed a maximum of three characters. It has a moderator team who are elected from the player base by the players, and who act as "administrators" of the game, rather than DMs. Their job is to approve characters and plots, encouraging activity, and maintain the game's Wiki. There is a reading journal which collates all of the in-game activity, to make following things easier.

An AO3 account was created in 2016 to repost logs of interest, plus some of the bigger plots for prosperity.


Historically, X-Project's players have come from a combination of fanfiction writers and the journal-based RP community, especially the Harry Potter RP community. Following the decline of Outside The Lines and the traditional comics fandom in 2003, many of the 'big names' of comics fanfic joined X-Project, encouraged by Kielle who posted a link to the game[1]. Others came from the established Livejournal RP fandoms. In 2009 there was something of an exodus of players to another RPG, but X-Project continued and as of 2023, has 9 active players, eight of whom are part-time. There are also a number of "Players Emeritus", who no longer have an active character, but who continue to have access to the mailing list and Discord and provide socking and plotting help when they are able.


Unusually, many of the characters in X-Project are the "B" or "C" listers of comics and movie fandoms. Also, their XP versions are vastly different from their canon counterparts, given 20 years of game history. Many were also apped and played before a version of them appeared in the X-Men Movieverse or MCU. As of 2023, the played characters are:

  • Alani Ryan/Loa
  • Alex Summers/Havok
  • Alison Blaire/Dazzler
  • Amanda Sefton/Daytripper
  • America Chavez/Ms. America
  • Angelo Espinosa/Skin
  • April Parker/Mayhem
  • Arthur Centino/Longshot
  • Artie Maddicks
  • Barbara Morse/Mockingbird
  • Ben Hammil/Match
  • Ben Russell/Shatterstar
  • Callisto
  • Clarice Ferguson/Blink
  • Clinton Barton/Hawkeye
  • Darcy Lewis
  • David Haller/Legion
  • David North/Maverick
  • Doug Ramsey/Cypher
  • Emma Frost/The White Queen
  • Felicia Hardy/Black Cat
  • Gabriel Cohuelo/Velocidad
  • Garrison Kane/Dominion
  • Hope Abbott/Trance
  • Illyana Rasputin/Magik
  • Inez Temple/Outlaw
  • Jean Grey/Phoenix
  • Jean-Phillipe Colbert/Bevatron
  • Jessica Jones
  • Jubilation Lee/Jubilee
  • Julio Richter/Rictor
  • Kevin Sydney/Changeling
  • Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat
  • Kurt Sefton/Nightcrawler
  • Kyle Gibney/Wildchild
  • Logan/Wolverine
  • Madin
  • Marie-Ange Colbert/Tarot
  • Matt Murdock/Daredevil
  • Maya Lincoln-Lopez/Echo
  • Megan Gwynn/Pixie
  • Meggan Szardos/Gloriana
  • Molly Hayes/Bruiser
  • Monica Rambeau/Spectrum
  • Namor/The Submariner
  • Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
  • Quentin Quire/Kid Omega
  • Sam Guthrie/Cannonball
  • Sarah Rushman/Marrow
  • Scott Summers/Cyclops
  • Sooraya Qadir/Dust
  • Fourteen/Stepford Cuckoos
  • Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman
  • Theresa Cassidy/Banshee
  • Topaz
  • Vanessa Carlysle/Copycat
  • Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch
  • Warren Worthington/Angel
  • William Kaplan/Wiccan

Notable Plots


Go Tell The Spartans Arc (including Thermopylae) by Alicia McKenzie

Genosha Arc by Dex Farkin

Dark Phoenix Saga by Dex Farkin