X-Men: Omega Point
X-Factor was founded in 1969 by Warren Worthington III and Scott Summers as a non-profit corporation that aims to bring mutants and non-mutants together for the common good. After it was revealed that Charles Xavier had hidden away some of Jean Grey’s memories to lock away much of her psychic potential, she, Scott, Warren, and Hank McCoy left the Xavier Institute to instead focus their efforts on X-Factor full-time. At that point, X-Factor’s activities expanded to include supporting a special strike team similar to the Xavier Institute’s X-Men.
X-Factor’s headquarters are in Manhattan on the Lower West Side.
[5 XP/10 XP/15 XP] Positive Press: For 5 XP an article about you or X-Factor appears in one or more major local news publications, and news reports about your activities are shown on television. For 10 XP a major local media outlet wants to interview you or a representative from X-Factor (your choice). For 15 XP a national or international media outlet wants to feature you or X-Factor (your choice) in an extended news report.
[5 XP/10 XP] Embedded: Most major news sources are taking sides of of being anti-mutant or pro-mutant rights. For 5 XP, a journalist puts a hold on a story or photo for up to a few days. For 10 XP, the reporter kills a vital story or photos, keeps knowledge private, and possibly destroys all records.
[5 XP] Friends in High Places: You have an ally with influence in government or law enforcement. For 5 XP, you can delay the filing of charges against you or X-Factor for a crime you are believed to have committed (whether you did or not) for a few days while you work to clear your name or set things right. For 10 XP, the ally destroys evidence of the alleged crime, leaving you free from repercussions for the foreseeable future.
[5 XP] Charitable Donations: You have received a payment which keeps up your spirit. You gain a D6 Business Resource and a free push die for your next mission.
- [10 XP] Headquarters Facility:* Choose a facility to add to the X-Factor Headquarters: Tech Lab (Tech), Science Lab (Science), Vehicle Pool (Vehicle), or Training Room (Combat). With this facility, you may spend 1 PP to add a D6 and step up your effect die by +1 step when creating assets related to that specialty. You may also spend 1 PP to step up a resource related to that specialty while in your headquarters.
- [15 XP] Improved Facility:* Select one of the facilities you’ve added to the X-Factor Headquarters with the Headquarters Facility unlockable. When that facility allows you to add a D6 to your pool, you may instead step that die up to a D8. Requires Headquarters Facility.
- [15 XP] World-Class Facility:* Select one of the facilities you’ve added to the X-Factor Headquarters with the Headquarters Facility unlockable, that you’ve also improved with the Improved Facility unlockable. You can now add a D6 and step up your effect die by +1 step when creating assets related to that specialty without spending 1 PP. You must still spend 1 PP to step up a resource related to that specialty while in your headquarters, however. Requires Improved Facility.