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Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying for]] here: These are recommendations made by {{Troper}}s for ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' {{Fan Fic}}s, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found [[Main/FanficRecommendations here]]. Do warn when a fanfic may head into [[EveryoneIsGay homosexual]] or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting ConversationInTheMainPage though; that goes in the discussion page. ---- [[WMG: Campaigns, {{After Action Report}}s, and {{Lets Play}}s]] [=GuavaMoment=] and Jade Star ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/XCOMUFODefense/ Guava's UFO Defense at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/TFTD/ Guava's Terror From The Deep at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/XCOM/ Guava's Apocalypse (and Tynam's Interceptor) at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/XCOM%20-%20Aftermath/ Jade's UFO: Aftermath at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/UFO-Aftershock/ Jade's UFO: Aftershock at the Something Awful forums]] * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * The saga that inspired the ''X-COM'' page on TV Tropes...and the exhaustive coverage that drove Guava and Jade nuts. Note that these are listed in order by internal chronology; Guava actually played Apocalypse and Interceptor first, then Jade did Aftermath, then they started collaborating. * Tropers/{{Ssfsx17}}: This is an absolutely epic saga detailing the life and times of an X-COM soldier by the name of Otto Zander, with some interesting custom missions made specifically for the LP series. * It would seem that Otto Zander is now an 'official' unlockable character in the new '''[[VideoGame/{{X-COMEnemyUnknown2012}} XCOM remake]]''' by Firaxis. A great little piece of [[AscendedFanon ascended fanon]]. * Tropers/{{Speedball}}: It's a fantastic comedy of errors where everyone keeps dying...and yet also gets serious when it becomes time to, like all great fiction. Seriously, check it out. Peptuck ** [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=130016 Peptuck's UFO Defense at Stardestroyer.net]] * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * From the website that brought you ''TheSalvationWar'' and the author that brought us Fanfic/TiberiumWars, Fanfic/{{Forward}}, Fanfic/{{Renegade}}, and Fanfic/{{Harbinger}} comes another tale of indiscriminate use of firepower against a threat humanity has to mentally dissect in order to conquer. Currently DeadFic, due to the author suffering a HeroicBSOD following a traumatizing defeat while assaulting a Muton base. [=chiasaur11=] and Alex Knight ** [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116489 chiasaur's UFO Defense at Giant in the Playground]] ** [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118785 Alex Knight's Terror From The Deep at Giant in the Playground]] * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * Pilfering equal parts from ''RedVsBlue'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' to create a tongue-in-cheek hyper-Spartan mentality, these two somehow manage to survive ''X-COM'''s insane RedShirt turnaround and turn that luck into ensemble comedy. Currently DeadFic since Alex Knight's computer crashed halfway into TFTD. MJ12 Commando ** [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=130169 Lets Play UFO: Nutbustingly Hard and Nut Bustingly Hard 2, AKA TFTD ]] * Recommended by CommissarGaunt * A darkly hilarious and extremely awesome description of what really happened in AW's 1 and 2. Finished. EnglishIvy ** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=chwusqmfqswtxxxigtxgv2qq&page=1#1 This very website's forums!]] * Recommended by {{Charlatan}} * Mad science, {{Korgmeister}}'s [[FunnyAneurysmMoment highly ironic death]], a hilarious one-off joke shunting Terror from the Deep to the wayside, and the adventures of Epsilon Squad, as well as an epic endgame. [[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]] ''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.'' ''[[http://www.xcomufo.com/stories.html X-COM Saga]]'' by Russ Brown. * Recommended by Tropers/StClair * ''Synopsis'': The original classic from 1994, posted to {{Usenet}} one chapter at a time. ''[[http://scifiemporium.xcomufo.com/kansaiar.htm Kansai Arc]]'' by Ben Fischer. * Recommended by usmarox * ''Synopsis'': Strong contender with the above for "original and best". Can be non-canon in places, generally only to invoke a little more [[TruthInTelevision truth in fanfiction]]. Originally hosted on GeoCities. ''[[http://area51.xcomufo.com/fanfiction.htm X-COM: Unknown Menace]]'' * Recommended by Flaser * ''Synopsis'': This is EPIC, in the truest sense of the world. It covers the entire First Alien War (UFO Defense) from X-COM's beginning to the final battle at Cydonia (1998-2003). 36 chapters of brutal combat, political intrigue and conspiracy. André has managed to pack a lot into this story, bringing the game to life and giving us characters that you care about. * ''Comments'': Worth noting that the writer's first language is ''not'' English, so this can make some parts difficult to read. Nonetheless, ''extremely'' well-done and properly thought-out, adding in political and conspiracy angles that the original game couldn't offer. ** TheyKilledFritz: It's worth noting that, although the original novel is complete, as is the intermediate short story 'Eulogy', the full sequel 'Abyssal' is currently DeadFic, and will likely remain that way permanently - the most recent update, the eighth chapter, was posted in 2005. As such, it is likely that the third planned novel, 'Nemesis', will never even be begun. ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3299815/1/Breeding_Fear Breeding Fear]]'' * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * ''Pairings'': Chrysalid/warm flesh, I guess * ''Synopsis'': [=BioKraze=] takes a look inside the mind of everyone's favorite alien zombie maker. * ''Comments'': ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9005331/1/Remembrance Remembrance]]'' by Norwest * Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883 * ''Pairings'': None * ''Synopsis'': "In the end, we all end up on the Wall." * ''Comments'': [[WMG:Crossovers]] ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16092/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Goa+uld+Defence.htm XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence]]'' * Recommended by S J C, amitakartok, {{Krisnack}} * ''Pairings'': None * ''Synopsis'': SG-1/X-COM Crossover - As humanity fights two alien threats its defenders join forces to turn the tide * ''Comments'': "suprisingly good" doesn't even scratch the surface. This fic is made of concentrated awesomeness mixed with a healthy dose of HSQ.' ** Tropers/{{Night}}: Feel-good asskickings abound. In other words...'''NOTHING LIKE X-COM'''. ** {{Mandemo}} disagrees. It's excatly X-Com. It's just Jaffa suck compared to sectoids, etherial or crysalids... Still, X-Com spends most of it's time trying to figure alien tech out, as several situations at are very grim (Alien fighters from''Interceptor'' against ''UFO Defense'' equipment? OhCrap). Still awesome! *** Has now a page: {{XSGCOM}} ''[[http://http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-21213/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Terra+from+the+Deep.htm XSGCOM: Terra from the Deep]]'' * Recommended by S J C, amitakartok * ''Pairings'': None * ''Synopsis'': SG-1/X-COM Crossover - As old enemies fall by the wayside new ones appear to challenge the Tau'ri and their allies. * ''Comments'': Tropers/{{Night}} as above, so far. ** {{Mandemo}} Pretty much same as previous, although too early to judge until series is concluded. ''Fanfic/XCOMSecondContact'' by Agayek * Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883 and the @/AceOfScarabs * ''Pairings'': None (yet?) * ''Synopsis'': 140 years have passed since the Ethereal War, leaving sociocultural scars on humanity's psyche. When a scientific team is attacked by unknown aliens while investigating a mysterious megastructure, the lingering paranoia is justified all over again. ''Enemy Unknown'' continuity, crossover with ''Franchise/MassEffect''. * ''Comments'': [[WMG:[[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]]] ''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.'' None Yet. ----
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Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying for]] here: These are recommendations made by {{Troper}}s for ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' {{Fan Fic}}s, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found [[Main/FanficRecommendations here]]. Do warn when a fanfic may head into [[EveryoneIsGay homosexual]] or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting ConversationInTheMainPage though; that goes in the discussion page. ---- [[WMG: Campaigns, {{After Action Report}}s, and {{Lets Play}}s]] [=GuavaMoment=] and Jade Star ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/XCOMUFODefense/ Guava's UFO Defense at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/TFTD/ Guava's Terror From The Deep at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/XCOM/ Guava's Apocalypse (and Tynam's Interceptor) at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/XCOM%20-%20Aftermath/ Jade's UFO: Aftermath at the LP Archive]] ** [[http://lparchive.org/UFO-Aftershock/ Jade's UFO: Aftershock at the Something Awful forums]] * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * The saga that inspired the ''X-COM'' page on TV Tropes...and the exhaustive coverage that drove Guava and Jade nuts. Note that these are listed in order by internal chronology; Guava actually played Apocalypse and Interceptor first, then Jade did Aftermath, then they started collaborating. * Tropers/{{Ssfsx17}}: This is an absolutely epic saga detailing the life and times of an X-COM soldier by the name of Otto Zander, with some interesting custom missions made specifically for the LP series. * It would seem that Otto Zander is now an 'official' unlockable character in the new '''[[VideoGame/{{X-COMEnemyUnknown2012}} XCOM remake]]''' by Firaxis. A great little piece of [[AscendedFanon ascended fanon]]. * Tropers/{{Speedball}}: It's a fantastic comedy of errors where everyone keeps dying...and yet also gets serious when it becomes time to, like all great fiction. Seriously, check it out. Peptuck ** [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=130016 Peptuck's UFO Defense at Stardestroyer.net]] * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * From the website that brought you ''TheSalvationWar'' and the author that brought us Fanfic/TiberiumWars, Fanfic/{{Forward}}, Fanfic/{{Renegade}}, and Fanfic/{{Harbinger}} comes another tale of indiscriminate use of firepower against a threat humanity has to mentally dissect in order to conquer. Currently DeadFic, due to the author suffering a HeroicBSOD following a traumatizing defeat while assaulting a Muton base. [=chiasaur11=] and Alex Knight ** [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116489 chiasaur's UFO Defense at Giant in the Playground]] ** [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118785 Alex Knight's Terror From The Deep at Giant in the Playground]] * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * Pilfering equal parts from ''RedVsBlue'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' to create a tongue-in-cheek hyper-Spartan mentality, these two somehow manage to survive ''X-COM'''s insane RedShirt turnaround and turn that luck into ensemble comedy. Currently DeadFic since Alex Knight's computer crashed halfway into TFTD. MJ12 Commando ** [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=130169 Lets Play UFO: Nutbustingly Hard and Nut Bustingly Hard 2, AKA TFTD ]] * Recommended by CommissarGaunt * A darkly hilarious and extremely awesome description of what really happened in AW's 1 and 2. Finished. EnglishIvy ** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=chwusqmfqswtxxxigtxgv2qq&page=1#1 This very website's forums!]] * Recommended by {{Charlatan}} * Mad science, {{Korgmeister}}'s [[FunnyAneurysmMoment highly ironic death]], a hilarious one-off joke shunting Terror from the Deep to the wayside, and the adventures of Epsilon Squad, as well as an epic endgame. [[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]] ''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.'' ''[[http://www.xcomufo.com/stories.html X-COM Saga]]'' by Russ Brown. * Recommended by Tropers/StClair * ''Synopsis'': The original classic from 1994, posted to {{Usenet}} one chapter at a time. ''[[http://scifiemporium.xcomufo.com/kansaiar.htm Kansai Arc]]'' by Ben Fischer. * Recommended by usmarox * ''Synopsis'': Strong contender with the above for "original and best". Can be non-canon in places, generally only to invoke a little more [[TruthInTelevision truth in fanfiction]]. Originally hosted on GeoCities. ''[[http://area51.xcomufo.com/fanfiction.htm X-COM: Unknown Menace]]'' * Recommended by Flaser * ''Synopsis'': This is EPIC, in the truest sense of the world. It covers the entire First Alien War (UFO Defense) from X-COM's beginning to the final battle at Cydonia (1998-2003). 36 chapters of brutal combat, political intrigue and conspiracy. André has managed to pack a lot into this story, bringing the game to life and giving us characters that you care about. * ''Comments'': Worth noting that the writer's first language is ''not'' English, so this can make some parts difficult to read. Nonetheless, ''extremely'' well-done and properly thought-out, adding in political and conspiracy angles that the original game couldn't offer. ** TheyKilledFritz: It's worth noting that, although the original novel is complete, as is the intermediate short story 'Eulogy', the full sequel 'Abyssal' is currently DeadFic, and will likely remain that way permanently - the most recent update, the eighth chapter, was posted in 2005. As such, it is likely that the third planned novel, 'Nemesis', will never even be begun. ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3299815/1/Breeding_Fear Breeding Fear]]'' * Recommended by AndyWaltfeld * ''Pairings'': Chrysalid/warm flesh, I guess * ''Synopsis'': [=BioKraze=] takes a look inside the mind of everyone's favorite alien zombie maker. * ''Comments'': ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9005331/1/Remembrance Remembrance]]'' by Norwest * Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883 * ''Pairings'': None * ''Synopsis'': "In the end, we all end up on the Wall." * ''Comments'': [[WMG:Crossovers]] ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16092/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Goa+uld+Defence.htm XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence]]'' * Recommended by S J C, amitakartok, {{Krisnack}} * ''Pairings'': None * ''Synopsis'': SG-1/X-COM Crossover - As humanity fights two alien threats its defenders join forces to turn the tide * ''Comments'': "suprisingly good" doesn't even scratch the surface. This fic is made of concentrated awesomeness mixed with a healthy dose of HSQ.' ** Tropers/{{Night}}: Feel-good asskickings abound. In other words...'''NOTHING LIKE X-COM'''. ** {{Mandemo}} disagrees. It's excatly X-Com. It's just Jaffa suck compared to sectoids, etherial or crysalids... Still, X-Com spends most of it's time trying to figure alien tech out, as several situations at are very grim (Alien fighters from''Interceptor'' against ''UFO Defense'' equipment? OhCrap). Still awesome! *** Has now a page: {{XSGCOM}} ''[[http://http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-21213/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Terra+from+the+Deep.htm XSGCOM: Terra from the Deep]]'' * Recommended by S J C, amitakartok * ''Pairings'': None * ''Synopsis'': SG-1/X-COM Crossover - As old enemies fall by the wayside new ones appear to challenge the Tau'ri and their allies. * ''Comments'': Tropers/{{Night}} as above, so far. ** {{Mandemo}} Pretty much same as previous, although too early to judge until series is concluded. ''Fanfic/XCOMSecondContact'' by Agayek * Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883 and the @/AceOfScarabs * ''Pairings'': None (yet?) * ''Synopsis'': 140 years have passed since the Ethereal War, leaving sociocultural scars on humanity's psyche. When a scientific team is attacked by unknown aliens while investigating a mysterious megastructure, the lingering paranoia is justified all over again. ''Enemy Unknown'' continuity, crossover with ''Franchise/MassEffect''. * ''Comments'': [[WMG:[[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]]] ''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.'' None Yet. ----[[redirect:FanficRecs/XCom]]
28th Aug '13 5:28:10 AM AceOfScarabs
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* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883
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11th Apr '13 12:26:55 AM GentlemensDame883
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''Fanfic/XCOMSecondContact'' by Agayek * Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883 * ''Pairings'': None (yet?) * ''Synopsis'': 140 years have passed since the Ethereal War, leaving sociocultural scars on humanity's psyche. When a scientific team is attacked by unknown aliens while investigating a mysterious megastructure, the lingering paranoia is justified all over again. ''Enemy Unknown'' continuity, crossover with ''Franchise/MassEffect''. * ''Comments'':
10th Apr '13 2:24:30 AM GentlemensDame883
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''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16092/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Goa+uld+Defence.htm XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence]]'' * Recommended by S J C, amitakartok, {{Krisnack}}
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''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16092/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Goa+uld+Defence.htm XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence]]'' fanfiction.net/s/9005331/1/Remembrance Remembrance]]'' by Norwest * Recommended by S J C, amitakartok, {{Krisnack}}@/GentlemensDame883

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* ''Synopsis'': "In the end, we all end up on the Wall." * ''Comments'': [[WMG:Crossovers]] ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16092/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Goa+uld+Defence.htm XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence]]'' * Recommended by S J C, amitakartok, {{Krisnack}}{{Krisnack}} * ''Pairings'': None
2nd Dec '12 9:01:53 AM usmarox
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''[[http://scifiemporium.xcomufo.com/kansaiar.htm Kansai Arc]]'' by Ben Fischer. * Recommended by usmarox * ''Synopsis'': Strong contender with the above for "original and best". Can be non-canon in places, generally only to invoke a little more [[TruthInTelevision truth in fanfiction]]. Originally hosted on GeoCities.
28th Oct '12 9:50:36 PM Speedball
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* Tropers/{{Speedball}}: It's a fantastic comedy of errors where everyone keeps dying...and yet also gets serious when it becomes time to, like all great fiction. Seriously, check it out.
18th Oct '12 1:32:13 PM randomfox
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** [[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2894000 Jade's UFO: Aftershock at the Something Awful forums]] (Finished, pending archival)
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** [[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2894000 [[http://lparchive.org/UFO-Aftershock/ Jade's UFO: Aftershock at the Something Awful forums]] (Finished, pending archival)
11th Oct '12 4:38:55 AM mrmotinjo
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A bit of trivia/news on Guava Moment's character :)
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* It would seem that Otto Zander is now an 'official' unlockable character in the new '''[[VideoGame/{{X-COMEnemyUnknown2012}} XCOM remake]]''' by Firaxis. A great little piece of [[AscendedFanon ascended fanon]].

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30th Sep '12 6:58:21 PM Night
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** {{Night}}: Feel-good asskickings abound. In other words...'''NOTHING LIKE X-COM'''.
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** {{Night}}: Tropers/{{Night}}: Feel-good asskickings abound. In other words...'''NOTHING LIKE X-COM'''.

* ''Comments'': {{Night}} as above, so far.
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* ''Comments'': {{Night}} Tropers/{{Night}} as above, so far.
13th Sep '12 10:45:40 PM FredMSloniker
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* ''Synopsis'': The original classic from 1994, posted to [[USEnet [=USEnet=]]] one chapter at a time.
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* ''Synopsis'': The original classic from 1994, posted to [[USEnet [=USEnet=]]] {{Usenet}} one chapter at a time.
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