President T R MalthusYou are on a transportation ship, CoR Malthus, about to leave the planet. Scientists are giving everything one final check over, the ship is humming with movement and action. You step into your pod and the screen slides down before you, surrounding you in complete darkness. There is a hiss as the air is cleansed, a sharp pain as your whole body freezes in an instant and then your mind goes blank.
Club of Rome
This is how you will start your journey from the overpopulated and ravaged Earth, to a new, unoccupied planet. You, and 800 other specifically recruited men and women, of a variety of species, are to remain in cryosleep for the 3 year journey. The ship will be piloted by our new artificial intelligence, the Genius Intellect Network, who will aid you as you create a great and new civilisation.
If you wish to be a part of this wonderful opportunity, please, fill in the character sheet below.
Name: (I think you guys can work this one out)
Gender: (Same as above)
Age: (This is before the 3000 year freeze, as you get on the ship)
Species: (It can be anything, really. Willie, Klingon, Krogan, Highly evolved cat or... You know, human..)
Appearance: (Description or image. Any style welcome)
Occupation: (Something we need on this new planet)
Background: (No need to make this big or interesting. I expect most people to be raised in a relatively normal manner (for a sci-fi thing).
Other: (Anything I'm stupid enough to have forgotten)
So, if you weren't part of the Interest check, you won't know yet that the story ain't gonna be what President Malthus thinks it will be. It turns out that despite their checks, the new A.I. was... buggy. 3 years became 3000 years and the target planet was left far behind. Adding to the already disastrous situation, only a fraction of the original crew will work up from the cryosleep (which was not designed for 3000 year periods) and GIN has only become more buggy, actually developing an over-the-top personality in the millenniums spent alone.
So, we will start the IC with the lot of you waking up. At this moment in time, I don't really have a plot in mind so, I would greatly appreciate any ideas you guys have.