Designed to help you launch your PD One campaign with a bang, here are some sample characters and a 'graduation exercise' to start their careers as fully-fledged Prime Team members. Groups of students who do exceptionally well get to form a brand-new Prime Team of their own, others who graduate but less well are drafted into existing Prime Teams as vacancies arise.
The product begins with some flavour fiction, covering both the everyday life of Seniors in the last few days before graduation and events out in the black, and then explains the Graduation Exercise - one of cooperative survival on a jungle world - as well as providing a synopsis of the adventure to come. There is a lot of material to get your head around, but it will repay careful study.
There's a training exercise and background research to keep the students busy on their trip out and then it's time to gear up and beam down for the Graduation Exercise itself! This is well laid out for the GM in a flexible manner with a series of set encounters and events but considerable latitude in how you present them. There's lots of detail in each one to enable you to run them, along with notes about how to deal with likely character actions. Needless to say, it is not just the local wildlife that will cause problems (although they do) and... well, shall we say even the tutors who planned the exercise didn't anticipate everything that will happen.
It's a cracking adventure, and should set your characters' feet on the path to fame as a Prime Team to be reckoned with!