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WOTC Even More Backstories
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Sep 14, 2017 @ 2:54pm
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WOTC Even More Backstories

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Cato's WOTC Gameplay V2
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Did you know the base game has only 9 soldier backstories? This mod changes that. Massively.

Thanks to a huge community effort this mod proudly gives you 505 total new backstories, all with male/female descriptor variants, all carefully edited to stay lore-friendly.

- 312 unique, new XCOM soldier backstories
- 44 unique, new Reaper backstories
- 60 unique, new Skirmisher backstories
- 42 unique, new Templar backstories
- 14 new Engineer & Scientist backstories
- 33 unique, exclusive MOCX backstories

The majority of content is community submissions and stories penned myself - together we have developed some wonderful new additions to the lore of XCOM.

Each story has been individually edited and adapted for consistency. The mod is now well over 100,000 words.


Special Notes / Supported Mods

Birthdates WOTC - Recommended but NOT actually required, my mod comes with a bundled file which uses Grim's mod to set a custom date of birth for each backstory.

Non-Skirmisher ADVENT Hybrids - Custom support adds 60 new hybrid backstories with all Skirmisher references removed.

[WOTC] The MOCX Initiative - Custom support adds 33 MOCX exclusive backstories.


General Compatibility

Incompatible with any mod that targets [X2CharacterTemplate] - which basically means another backstory mod.

Compatible with all XCOM soldier class mods.

Compatible with 'A Better Barracks' by DerBK

This mod has zero effect on any combat events or movement animations. It literally just adds lines to the character template file which is a resource used when spawning new soldiers on the tactical map.


Existing Games:

This mod will only affect newly generated recruits or reward soldiers who show up going forwards. It will not overwrite or update existing soldiers in your roster or recruitment pool. For best effect I recommend a new game.


Install Folder
: \Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\268500\1135224960

The actual backstories can be viewed in the Localization folder. Open XcomGame.Int with Notepad.



You can find an old vanilla version of this mod by GamingGeek here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=626140605

This mod blends and adapts entries from various user submissions and also from ChristopherOdd, Lore Friendly and Unique Soldier's Character Pool. Everyone involved is credited in the ReadMe file.


Final Words

Please kindly take a moment to rate up if you enjoy the mod. It helps the mods visibility on the workshop and generally makes me feel happy about the 50+ hours I've sunk into it. Thank you!
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Jan 19 @ 4:27pm
XCOM Literature Club
Cato Heresy
Jan 20 @ 3:46am
Grammar & Spelling Mistakes
Cato Heresy
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Cato Heresy  [author] Mar 15 @ 6:07pm 
Or are you running the game in French by chance? This mod uses the international localization file, so possible conflict there.
Cato Heresy  [author] Mar 15 @ 6:04pm 
Never had that reported to me before. This mod adds lines to the vanilla selection... are you using a custom class? Maybe something which is not looking at vanilla correctly?
Star Platinum (Reyn) Mar 15 @ 4:48pm 
i've seen people with blank backstories, Is that a glitch with this mod?
大魔王 Feb 12 @ 1:09am 
Great job
Cato Heresy  [author] Feb 3 @ 11:46am 
We've also got adapted bios for Vaike, Sumia, Henry, Olivia, Tharja, Gregor and a Sully/Miriel combo. :D:
tuckercooper23 Feb 2 @ 1:54pm 
I noticed someone was a fan of virion from fire emblem after reading one of these
Insufferable Smartypants Jan 25 @ 11:24pm 
Outstanding updates to this. Thank you so much!
Cato Heresy  [author] Jan 23 @ 8:43am 
This mod requires War of The Chosen. LW2 does not work with WOTC.
Sarmatios Jan 22 @ 2:26pm 
How's this game's compatibility with Long War 2?
Dragon32 Jan 18 @ 10:34am 
@Cato Heresy:
Thanks Cato Heresy, and good luck with the new job!