The year is 20X5. Various technological wonders exist, from genetic splicing, cyber-enhancements, virtual reality taken to the extreme, and rumors of harnessing latent psionic energy. Nearly everyone has a wireless datachip implanted at the back of their neck, performing all the functions of a smartphone as well as a number of other features. What doesn't exist, or at least the claim has been made for so long that few even question, is the supernatural.
Of course, that claim is getting harder and harder to hold together each day, when one's very memories can be uploaded into a computer and sent out over the Grid.
Tokyo exists on a Fault Line. Most only believe such places to be prime for earthquakes, but those in the know also realize that the barrier between the worlds is also weak in such areas, especially during a major quake.
There's always a threat to the security of Japan, which is why the Self Defense Force (SDF) has a secret branch called the Unknown Lifeform Tactical and Reconnaissance Agency (ULTRA). Originally started simply to categorize such matters, it slowly grows into its own special branch of the SDF. Sometimes they work alongside the SDF, such as dealing with gangers with secondhand power armor, but their true mission is to stay ready for when the next quake comes and all sorts of monsters from beyond start crawling their way out of the beyond.
This is a BESM 3E game, where all the players are either already part of ULTRA or will be recruited as their first mission. I'll be using the Mythical benchmarks, with 350 BP. Stats (Body, Mind, and Soul) can exceed the 5 for Attributes, but your Combat Values are capped at 9, as listed on the benchmarks. You don't have to buy your percentages of points in the values listed, either, if you don't want to.
Human characters should buy the feature "Chipped" which will allow for uploading thoughts and images, as well as interact with the virtual world and similar types of stuff. This will allow instantaneous communication over vast distances, sharing information and conversing. If you know what a commlink is, that's basically what I'm going for. If you know what a Torc of Unified Action is, you're basically assumed to have it with this thing. Features cost 1 point. You don't have to buy it, but you'll be at a disadvantage if you don't.
Being a grunt in ULTRA does not require Organizational Ties, but you can use Organizational Ties to have a fake license for the Self Defense Force or other agencies.
The job pays the Yen equivalent to $60,000 per year, but you can purchase Wealth as normal.
If characters are not human, they should at least be able to look human, or at least not be obviously inhuman. Shoving a half-orc into a set of power armor with the visor down, or having a holographic projector that displays a human image, will work just fine. Of course, with genetic splicing to the level where girls can choose to become neko, a certain amount of leeway is allowed to someone sufficiently near-human.
Please don't take too many Defects. Ideally, don't take any at all, but I realize some people like them.
If you're interested, please give me some idea of what you want to play. I'm thinking of throwing up a support character for transport, recon and overwatch unless someone specifically wants some of those tasks. Also, if you like the general concept but hate some aspect of the world, let me know that as well and we can work on changing it.