Sunday, January 13, 2019

X: CHON for Savage Worlds

X is a setting I've been thinking about for several years and its a mash-up of X-Files and X-Men. Weird happenings, conspiracies, and people gifted (or cursed) with unusual abilities. I've run it using Dragon Age, before Modern AGE was a thing. One thing I've become conscious of is that I tend to bend game systems to run a genre, instead of just running a system that can handle it out of the can. Thats why I'm looking at Savage Worlds right now. It could easily handle X or Weird West, another genre I've taken an interest in.

The World of X is our world with deeper and darker shadows hiding nefarious agencies, ancient conspiracies, and alien threats.

The CHON Corporation, a biotech firm, was founded in 1998 by Bradford Keene, a scientific wunderkind and the son of Senator Joanna Scott-Keene (D-VA). Keene quickly set-up several profitable contracts with the U.S. Government and in 2002 started the ACHILLES Project, one of several "super soldier" programs that began during the Iraq war.

However, Keene had some information at his disposal that others had not. First, was full access to the MKULTRA data due to his Mother's connections and the Book of Thoth, a treatise on the Otherworlds and humanities ties to it due to his Father, Edgar, being a high ranking Freemason.

While Keene's team had little success in transforming a human into a super soldier, they did begin to hunt the Otherworlds, realities that bordered on ours due to wormholes, for creatures to train for very specific missions. This led to the government awarding CHON with further contracts and pushing its GRENDEL Project to the forefront.

GRENDEL not only abducted and trained creatures of the Otherworlds, but began to breed their own and has even experimented in implanting various Otherworld tissue into human subjects or splicing Otherworld and human DNA.  While these aspects of GRENDEL are in their infancy, Keene is confident in their success.

CHON recently took up a contract with the Rector and Gable Company. Keene's press release spun it as a new commercial division focusing on green technology, but in reality RnG contracted them due to an renewed grudge with aliens from Procyon IV, aka, Flatwood Monsters

Around a century ago, the Flatwoods were teachers to both Brett Rector and Gianna Gable in the aracane arts. However, a schism occurred when both humans defaulted on their contracts with the aliens leading to World War I. 

Tensions have flared up recently after an attempt on Gianna Gable's oldest daughter's life at the Hoskins School in upper New York. Both Wizards are convinced is was a Flatwood plot.

Keene has put several hellhounds and trolls at the RnG's disposal.


Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, 
                   Strength d10, Vigor d10

Skills: Athletic d10, Fighting d10, Intimidation d8, 
            Notice D8, Stealth d8

Pace: 10; Parry: 7; Toughness: 9 (2)

Edges: Alertness, Quick

Special Abilities:
• Armor: 2
• Bite: Str+d6
• Speed: d10 Running die

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