BB your help was much appreciated!The game intro was that they had been offered jobs with a Professor of xenoarchaeology who was studying a world in the Outer Rim Worlds. We had three "warriors" and two "experts", two of the warriors were actually on extended leave from the Colonial Marines and the other was a free agent security specialist. One expert was the backup pilot and the other was a Grad assistant under Dr. Sebastian.They have been on Camden (LV-852) for about three weeks and has just rotated from the dig site back to the base camp. It had just gotten dark when the became aware of something burning in the atmosphere and getting ready to crash near the dig site. There was some scrambling and actually a really good box cars roll and they realized it was a life pod from the SS Mayweather a cargo ship out of Arcturus. Well the thing crashed and comms was cut off with the dig site. The marines go to check it out and find the pod with some nasty damage on one side of it...they don't go in. The quote was, our job is to keep the scientist and his people safe...They make it to the dig site and are looking through the tents and finding nothing...till while separated one of them see's something unfold from the back of the Mule (large pick up truck) and start moving towards him. At this time they figured out that it was an exomorph and they were in trouble.They actually managed to get the thing down to one hp and it ran...while it only had done minimal damage to one of the marines....the alien fled into the caves of the dig site...of course.The group at the base camp were repairing some minor damage and getting the drop ship ready to go just in case. The pilot noticed something come through the door to the camp and he shouted a warning to the other two inside. The warning helped as the grad student who was trying to uplink with the ARGO in orbit, saw the creature attack him, it missed and then he drew his gun...We faded to black here....They know that the outer rim worlds are dangerous so EVERYONE is armed. The Marines who were given extended leave were given because their old CO was being promoted and these guys had earned it so he said well it might keep the new guy short but what the heck you guys need this. His last act was to sign the papers and buy his old guys a beer...he never met Lt. Gorman before....There were little clues for the kids, mine are very familiar with the universe but didn't put it together until the end...great time!Oh yea what was in the life pod...????
Sounds awesome! Glad everyone had fun!! : )