I assembled this idea with a friend in the past, but it never panned out. The basic premise is that aliens discover the earth, unfortunately they discover that it is also soon to be horribly destroyed. Having no time to evacuate the population, they send a 6-12 scouts out to random points on the planet, with instructions to pick up a genetically diverse group of men and women, likely with more women than men, that they judge to be the fittest to continue the species. Now, I'm not looking for the usual cast of professional athletes and body builders.
These enlightened aliens are likely to select for intellectual success, and I'd be looking for a group of 18-30 year olds, filled with doctors and scientists alongside college students and young army officers. None of the cast are likely to be of the same race, either, plucked from all over the world. The characters we'd thought up included a russian officer, and a sexy ebony doctor from south africa. I encourage creative ideas.
This diverse group, plucked from earth in its dying moments, would be transferred to a tropical area of a new planet, and, after taking a few samples, instructed to repopulate their species. They'd be given a free hand in developing their new civilization, with aliens only stepping in if they are in danger, so the game would involve them setting up some sort of civilization. I'm starting this thread to get an idea of interest, and see if enough people have cool character ideas to set this up.