About this game
In the near future man has begun to spread out into the solar system to exploit its resources and establish new communities. Advances in space drive technology have allowed trips between Earth and Mars to require as little as a few weeks (~6). Other technologies have advanced somewhat, but not nearly as dramatically as space travel and no where near the sophistication that was predicted by the popular culture of the 20th century. Advances in A.I., Nanotechnology, and cybernetics have improved the lives of many, but most of humanity suffers in poverty and disease.
It is a grim time filled with political unrest, suffering and strife.
The Character's Background
The PCs are employees of ZyTactile Accounting and Administrative services. Officially part of the Finance and Investment division they act as security auditors and advisors for customers of ZyTactile and insure that its investments are well protected. Routine assignments involve testing physical and electronic security systems for weaknesses, simulating terrorist attacks, acts of sabotage or Industrial Espionage as well as providing recommendations to defend against hostile forces. On occasion they are required to engage more “discrete” assignments.
The adventure begins as the PCs are about to dock at the main Earth Customs orbital station after returning from an assignment for a major mining concern on Mars. That assignment was abruptly terminated when "mistakes were made", the mission became a complete c*****r f**k and the characters quickly fled the jurisdiction of the Mars Trade Authority. At this time the PC's are uncertain as to how long they will remain in the employ of Zytac and if they will be able to avoid extradition to Mars. This unexpected assignment may be just what they need to to redeem themselves (and gain some company back legal protections).
Total Dynamics Corporation's elite cosmetics orbital Research and Manufacturing station went silent 15 hours ago. Dispatching an official TDC security or rescue team quickly enough is not logistically viable so the nearest Zytactile (the PCs) has been called in.
Style of play
Action survival horror.
Rescheduled from 3/20 due to illness.