Just thought I would put in a post to answer a couple of questions i thought you guys might have. Even if you hadnt, still some good info.
For starters, that first session was just sort of an intro session, hence why not alot happened, other than you guys fighting some mechs, the story will get more involved from here out.
Also, yes, I had always planned on killing off the captain straight away, this is why I never put a profile of him up like i did the three turian brothers.
There are two main reasons for why I did this. For starters, it was a convenient way to get you guys your own ship, without one of you having to buy one. Yeah, I know, technically its not your ship, it belongs to to the yellow sands, but you guys do have unilateral control over where it goes, and what you do now. There will of course be orders from the sands you are expected to follow however.
Secondly, by giving you guys the ship, I do not now have one PC who is the captain of the ship, and the others are expected to obey. You all have equal say in what you do with your ship. If you guys want to make one of you the captain from here, that is your choice, but at least i have started you on a level playing field.
Now you might be thinking that I made a mistake by killing off the captain straight away, you guys might be thinking that you didnt really know the guy, and therefore have no real incentive for solving his murder, beyond being ordered too by your superiors. you do not have to follow this plot hook however, what you guys do from here is up to you, solve his murder, or not, it is up to you what you do from here. I will be throwing plot hooks at you, but what you do with them is entirely up to you.
The way I started this campaign out was to get you guys some measure of autonomy. I did not want this to be a campaign where the DM leads you down a path, I want you guys to make your own way. I do have a larger story somewhat planned out, but rather than trying to force you into it, will work to shape it around your actions.
If you guys have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.