The year is 2077. Humanity has advanced considerably in the last few decades thanks to the study of the mind. Many people have learned to do things with their mind which would have been considered magic a century earlier, create fire or light, or to speak with the mind, or contact beings in other dimensions. Technology has advanced as well. Neural interface technology allows humanity to learn much more rapidly, control machines with the mind, and experience completely realistic virtual reality.
Humanity has also discovered one thing which can travel faster than light, consciousness. This allow the creation of thought communication devices to be used to communicate throughout the solar system, to all of the colonies seeded in her by the people of Earth. The mastery of thought/machine interface also allowed humanity to create Faster-than-light propulsion. This FTL drive, which allows one to travel through hyperspace, their path guided by thought, has allowed humanity to create its first interstellar ships. The ships must be manned, however, so automation is all but impossible.
On the eave of the launch of its first interstellar ship, the Discovery, humanity received a thought-message from beyond the stars. Welcome. No one knows what awaits humanity outside the solar system, though the massage, as well as ruins found on Mars by her colonists, have taught us one thing. We are not alone in the universe.
I am creating this thread in an attempt to keep the RP section from dieing. I plan on posting at least once a week, possibly more, though you won't need to post as much if you don't want to. The magic system is based off of the one I used in my "psywars" thread, in case you want your character to have powers.
The ship will need (at least) a pilot/navigator, a doctor, and an engineer. I will fill whichever role is needed. We will also need warriors, though I'm sure those positions will be filled. We will be the best humanity has to offer, though that doesn't mean we will be flawless. Once we have four crew members I'll start the thread, though more people can always join after that. We will have a descent sized crew to draw from, after all.