Shadows of the Millenium
Conspiracy X: Indoctrination
On the surface, the world looks very much like the one outside your bedroom window. The same people are walking the same dirty streets, the same animals rummage through the same garbage, and the same mindless drivel is shown on the same television stations. But sometimes that world just doesn’t seem right. Why do certain figures appear out of nowhere and become famous overnight? Why do so many people disappear each year? What is the government really paying for when it shells out $75 for a screwdriver? Why is that any answer unearthed always leads to another question? Sometimes you cannot see what defines your world. This is the nature of conspiracies. This is the nature of Conspiracy X.
In a typical Conspiracy X game, the players assume the roles of operatives of Aegis, a secret organization at work within the United States government. Aegis has been aware of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth for more than forty years, and has had an in-depth understanding of the supernatural for the last twenty. Aegis’ self-appointed duty is to monitor alien and supernatural activities and counter those it deems unacceptable.
But Aegis is not the only conspiracy in existence. The National Defense Directorate, labeled the Black Book by Aegis conspirators, is embedded within the American military-industrial complex and has extensive dealings with extraterrestrial agents. Indeed, the NDD has entered into several high-level treaties with the invaders. To Aegis agents, the NDD represents humankind at its most opportunistic and morally compromised.
Once part of the same organization, Aegis and the NDD now wage a secret war of covert operations, abductions, and human experimentation behind a facade of lies and disinformation. As part of Aegis, you are authorized to employ any means in your fight against the NDD and its inhuman allies. The Aegis arsenal combines high-tech surveillance equipment and state-of-the-art weapons with psychic warfare, supernatural rituals, and stolen alien technology. Lies, deception, cover-ups, sacrifice and force – even terminal force – are part of the job.
The conflict has raged for nearly fifty years, and the stakes are high. Humanity’s existence on Earth as master or pawn – indeed humankind’s entire existence – depends on your vigilance and success.