Tad and I started this story a short while ago with Daughter of Artemis, but she seems to have disappeared. (If anyone knows what happened to her, please let one of us know?)
Anyway, it's such a great plot idea that it's a shame to let it go to waste.
Tad and the third player are a couple of intrepid lady explorers on an interstellar survey ship. The ship has come to a binary star system, where there are planets orbiting both stars. The larger of the two systems has a great deal of promise for colonisation, but unmanned probes have reported a single uninhabited Earth-like world in the smaller of the two systems. It's not worth spending any real time on, but for the sake of completeness, our two ladies have been tasked with doing as good a survey as then can in two weeks.
They are dropped in orbit in a small shuttle which has just enough fuel to get them down and back into orbit again.
The survey ship then heads for the second star. The ship will get there in a few hours, because it travels faster than light. However, any radio signal sent by the two women will only travel at the speed of light and will take almost three weeks to reach the other star system. They are therefore stranded. The survey ship will be back for them in fourteen days. This shouldn't be a problem, however, because the initial drone survey found no signs of anything really dangerous - as long as they stay out of the forests - and no sign of intelligent life. About the only thing out of the ordinary was a rather large number of colonies of insect-like creatures - hence Tad's character being a zoologist and Entomologist.
However, the probe was wrong. There is an intelligent life form on the planet, it just didn't show up on the scans.
The insects are part of macro-organisms. Hive-minds, in which each individual unit is unintelligent but taken as a whole the Hive is a sentient, sapient being. The definition of intelligence is the ability to adapt one's environment to one's needs rather than adapting one's needs to the environment. The Hives (there are many of them and they are not all one individual, but many individuals) control aspects of their environment. They farm, they raise crops and livestock, they are omnivorous, they fight each other and cooperate with each other.
And they have a specific need - they use a small, ape-like mammal to incubate their eggs, larvae and pupae. The mammals are captured, stunned, moved into the colony's home (resembling a giant termite mound) and the queen lays eggs in their wombs. They are then kept alive, fed, watered, cleaned, until the adult insect units emerge.
The story centres around one particular Hive (played by myself), and it's encounter with these two strange alien creatures, whom it captures and impregnates.
Tad and I have a lot more already worked out, like the ending to the story, the ecology of the world, the full life-cycle of the Hives, their "technology", etc...
If this story appeals to you, please PM myself and Tad. (By the way if you can't do that in one PM, there's no point applying).
FEMALE PLAYER ONLY!
Please note this is a three-player game and we only require ONE. There must be one player out there who's interested, surely?