I'm currently running a face-to-face campaign and due to some upcoming planned absences and irregular schedules the main narrative is going to be shelved in favor of some 'side stories' and one-shots. I've been writing some of them up for a while - my Meathab thing is going to be one of them - but this is another that's a bit more... involved and experimental with ideas for mechanics. Then I realized I could solve two birds with one stone - scratch my PbP itch AND playtest this stuff - by crowdsourcing it here.
Don't think of it as exploitation so much as ... um. Don't think of it as exploitation!
Anyway, on with the story pitch.
Rimward readers will know of Crystal Wind, a primarily-Titanian interstellar colony ship. In case you don't, Crystal Wind is being fired towards a terrestrial planet identified around Barnard's Star, about six light years from Earth, to set up the first exoplanet colony reached without the assistance of Pandora Gates. The ship is the third in a line of such ships - the first two being shot in advance carrying infomorph labour and heavy industrial equipment to set up an infrastructure for the colony. Crystal Wind itself is basically just a passenger vessel, a luxury simulspace server with an engine strapped to it, although some cargo is coming with it. The idea is that they arrive to find the luxury resort already built and luxury morphs ready to sleeve into.
Obviously things don't quite go that smooth, but I won't say more for risk of spoilers.
Who would the players be? The passengers of Crystal Wind. That means hyperelites, PC diplomats, maybe triad bosses or Titanian government officials - anyone with a lot of credits or rep to throw around to buy a ticket and fund the project. Some character concepts would fit this story better than others - why would a badass Barsoomian be here? How would he have gotten on board in the first place? Your characters can be capable - they'll have earned that c, @ or g-rep somehow - but just consider how they got to be there in the first place. Not everyone can be John Locke, somebody has to be Hurley.
Would Firewall be interested? Possibly. They might put an agent on board if they thought something was likely to follow Crystal Wind's trail back to the Sol system from it. Ozma almost certainly would, given their focus on xeno-life. But I'd say no more than one person playing that concept because I don't want this to particularly be a Firewall focused game; that would distract from the main drive of the narrative.
Anyway, if you're interested in taking part, post saying so and maybe what you're interested in playing as your character! Or if you have any questions, let me know and I'll try to fill you in as best I can without giving spoilers (I know at least one of my players reads this board)