Ok, so I'm working on a custom campaign for new players, and I'm a new GM. I modified Zergbait's awesome idea here a bit and came up with the idea that my players were part of a mission to begin the colonization of Mars in the early-mid 21st century and got knocked into a deep cometary orbit by something. I'm handwaving through the 120 or so years in orbit by telling them that most of the crew is now dead when the others wake up, and the AI that was keeping their hibernation systems intact and running is now conveniently the guy who wants to play an AGI with edited memories. Anyways. My problem is twofold: First, I have to get them basically 'rescued' by a passing craft headed in the direction of Mars. The only solid idea I've come up with is that a passing iceteroid crew of delta forks sees an opportunity to maybe score some artifacts from a derelict ship and get more than they bargained for when they find survivors. It sounds okay, and I can probably make that work, but it feels shaky. My biggest problem, though, is figuring out a way to put a Firewall agent on the iceteroid. If they accept his offer, then I can exchange out their quickie pre-Fall sheets for their characters on the idea that they become his sentinels, and he gets them the gear they ordinarily would start with on their characters. But I'm stuck for how to actually get him ON the ship. So, yeah, if anyone could gin up a plausible scenario, I'm all ears, because I'm stuck. Thanks in advance.
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