JohnnyEgregious wrote:Any suggested reading for those of us unfamiliar with the game?
I can't think of a better way to introduce the game then straight from the horse's mouth -- or the opening cutscene's audio, as the case may be.
A small group of colonists leaves the ravages of Earth for a distant planet orbiting Alpha Centauri's primary star. Their ship, the United Nations Starship Unity carries them on their way to a new world and a new hope for humankind. Along the way, a reactor malfunction damages the Unity, precipitating a crisis among the ship's seven most powerful leaders. As they enter the Alpha Centauri system, the crew splits into seven distinct factions, divided not by nationality, but by ideology and their vision for the new world. After the ship breaks apart, the seven leaders guide their chosen crew down to the surface of Planet, seeking their destiny beneath an alien sky.
Profiles for the seven factions, as well as an additional seven included in the game's expansion pack, can be found at the game developers' website
. Anything more specific, hopefully, can be handled or improvised in play.