Mmm, the general idea and comprimise of X-Com type game can take base where no one really needs to learn the canon just the concept. I could make it a system lite game. In other words, freeform with a bit more direction. So, no one really has to learn a dice system, just the history and such.
Mmm, near future will go. But like the X-Com series, people will be in the near future, their technology only slightly advanced then what we have now...and well, people will have to go on recon, recover and of course to Xenoengineering (Reverse Alien Engineering).
I could asign specific types of aliens along the way and add other sorts nice twists.
Of course the people would play as an actual agent instead of the NPC roles (like scientist) and such I'd have to fill.
If this appeals to anyone, please send feedback. ^_^