Is anyone interested in playing in a first-contact scenario in a near future Earth, using an as yet-to-be-determined game system? The desire to GM again is strong in my blood. Games would be hard-stop 90 minute sessions once a week, on days not called Monday, Friday, or Saturday, time TBD by players.
Game systems with pick-your-points tend to be my preference. I'm open to suggestions. My default is something from the Heroes or Champions pantheon (because I'm both old and old school) but suggestions are welcome. There are no limits in terms of character classes, skills, etc. I quite like to have players play some version of their own real self - not a fantastical wizard gremlin or whatever. You could be a primary school teacher in Iowa, or a chemist in Syria or a bureaucrat in Bangalore. The adventure can still sweep you up.
The year is 2030. The planet is a hot mess, but it looks like we'll be able to pull it out before Venusian extinction.
Corporations are mining asteroids and colonizing extra terrestrial bodies. There are over 100,000 people in a colony on the moon, 12,982 people on Mars, and 338 people trying to figure out Europa.
Nova Terra 1 is a new, vast space station orbiting Earth, built from many asteroids melted and shaped by fusion bombs and carefully orchestrated collisions. It will contain 105Km2 of surface area (25% water) and - one day - 100 million residents. (Yeah, it's gonna be BIG.) Right now it's still a giant ball of semi-molten silicate and iron, spinning slowly. It is being shaped into a cylinder about 300Km long and 100Km in diameter. It has been noted that the same fusion system that provides light and such to the interior could also be used as a micro-G drive, providing near-lightspeed velocities over a few decades - and enabling interstellar travel.