I am wondering if there are any players out there that are interested in doing a Mass Effect themed group game. I advertised for a one x one Mass Effect story and there were no takers. For anyone that would be interested in doing a group story based on this fantastic series of games, please feel free to comment below with ideas, suggestions, or character proposals.
My general plot idea follows the concept that the Reapers were defeated by Commander Shepard and her crew. The galaxy is now struggling in the aftermath of a Reaper-free universe. There are still terrible scars left on planets and in people’s hearts. Not all races have adjusted and adapted to this new reality as well as others. The galactic power balance has also shifted, giving humanity a stronger foothold in the universe.
I am open to people playing any of the races (excluding Reaper) or classes that were present in the game. Our characters will become a crew on a new ship with a new mission (left open to discussion). If the timelines line up and someone is really interested in playing an existing Mass Effect character, we can discuss that as well. Otherwise I am planning on the crew being new original characters. I’m also willing to let people double up on characters.
This story will revolve around a new crew trying to survive in a universe where all races learn to coexist together and follow the path Commander Shepard has set forward for them.
Idea 1: A mix matched group of scientists, technicians and soldiers band together after the Reapers are destroyed. They had been charged with working on the crucible and are currently stranded at the rendezvous point Admiral Hackett commanded the ships to flee too. This group comes together in the aftermath and tries to find their way home or possibly explore potential ways to help heal the universe.
Idea 2: This team assembles in Omega, anywhere from 5-50 years after the Reapers were defeated. The mass effect relays are well under repair, some already completely repaired so hyperspace travel is semi-functional between the various systems. The Citadel (now hovering over Earth) is far along in the repair process and is partially inhabited by various council species.
This crew will either work under Aria’s guidance as a special tactics force of Omega, creating mayhem or peace depending on her current whims. How and why they would work for Aria would be set up during plot development.
Another possibility is that they assemble in Omega, being recruited by advertisements or various newsblasts by the Alliance, The Council, or potentially be agents of The Shadow Broker. The "mission" given to the crew could vary from obtaining Reaper/Prothean tech to further the technology of Omega/The Alliance/The Council, go help repair mass relays, investigate new unknown depths of the universe, or possibly just be out for their own gains.
I'm thinking that the members of the crew are survivors of the war (if of a longer living race) or their descendants. These individuals could hold Spectre status or simply be hired guns. If they are agents of the Shadow Broker, their status would vary depending on race and rank.
Idea 3: It has been 100-300 years since the Reapers were defeated by Shepard. Mass relays are fully repaired and Earth now serves as the capital hub of council space. The Citadel hovers over Earth, completely repaired. Humanity is the dominant race of the galaxy, working closely with the other races of the galaxy to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself.
This group could delve further into the origin of the Reapers, potentially investigating more truths about the Protheans, or are focused on rebuilding the galaxy and furthering their respective organization's goals.
Most of the characters would be descendants of the people that fought in the war, primarily having known peaceful times and avoided the chaos of war.
Idea 4: Prior to the defeat of the Reapers, a group of people band together and lend their assistance to defeating the reapers. This would simulate the various online multiplayer battles. There would be an objective to obtain Reaper/Prothean tech and the team would go in to get it. Who they are working for could vary from The Alliance, The Council, The Shadow Broker, Cerberus, or for the Crucible.
Idea 5: If you like certain elements of my suggestions or have your own, please feel free to comment and add below.
After I get some people who are interested, I’ll create an OOC thread with a character sheet to iron out the plot. Please express your interest/comments/questions in the comments.
Thanks for reading!