BUMP of sorts. The first round didn't go so well, so I think I should do a more formal opening post with a more concrete synopsis. I'm still open to ideas though.
A letter from the Intergalactic Species Alignment
Congratulations! You have chosen or have been chosen to embark on a journey to the new planet "Tezrick"! It is there, where you will help found a new facility dedicated to supplementing the needs of yourself and your fellow companions, in an effort to not only create a stable colony, but a profitable one as well. Tezrick, you will soon discover, is a land of plenty. It is a rather diverse planet, akin to the Human planet, Earth. The ground is very mineral rich in both metals and nutrients for stable plants to grow, and the indigenous wild life is another thing to be marveled and studied.
Some interesting facts you should note about Tezrick. It has two moons, a short rotation of only 12 hours, and a gigantic volcano that has yet to be named. Other marvels are also abound, but I am sure you will discover them in due time.
Once you have situated yourself on our vessel, meet at the docking bay where we will send you on a New Frontier!
We should also mention that you are not the first group to be sent down here, nor will you be the last. Unfortunately, our previous groups have had less luck as it would seem. New outposts seem to disappear at nightfall, usually with a loss of radio contact before being discovered to be completely empty and ransacked. We suspect that either the wildlife is hostile or space pirates have already occupied the area. It is for this reason that you are being sent with an escort of troopers and will be given a weapon yourself if you have such a license. We do not wish to alarm you, but caution is advised.
Again, I am hoping to leave most of the races and their backstory to the players and to allow as much freedom as possible. I sincerely hope that a more formal introduction is what it takes to get people's attention. Thank you for your consideration.