I'll put in my hand for a spot at this "table." It has been awhile since I played in a play-by-post game, but I'm definitely interested in getting something going so I can get a chance to play.
My idea is for a completely Mundane Human character. Maybe a little bit of cyber, like a datajack or a little something to keep him sharp and up-to-date. Since this idea is for a squad of detectives, rather than HRT, I figure we don't have to be peak physical fitness. Personality-wise, I'm thinking the older curmudgeon-cynical detective type of character. Sprinkle in a bit of wise-assery and conspiracy-theory paranoia to keep things light and humorous when it fits. Main advantage for this character would be high skills and broad knowledge-base. All that fancy magic and tech can't help you solve a crime, you need a brain for that. Rule-wise, I was considering picking up the Aged negative quality from Bullets and Bandages. Only one level, putting him in his mid-50s. Older, but not frail.
Here is the background I came up with so far:
John was born in Chicago in the early 2020's. His family was Jewish, of Eastern European descent, although religion vaguely factored into daily living. During that time Chicago was seeing an increase in business and the Southside Revitalization Project came in to support the growing simsense industry. With the Crash in 2029, his family saw a lot of setbacks, and his father became increasingly violent and abusive. John ended up taking the brunt of the violence himself, standing up for his little sister and deflecting his father's attention from their mother with his "smart mouth." Eventually, his father committed suicide, likely because he finally couldn't stand the idea that he couldn't provide for his family. Still, they managed somehow, and John worked hard to find a way to help.
With the bombing of the Sears Tower, the chaos that ensued, John knew that something had to be done to clean up the city. John joined the police force in Chicago, Knight Errant, which despite the corruption was still a force for order in the city. Ever the cynic, he saw this as a chance to do some good despite what the public view of the police was. With his focus on cleaning up the city, John didn't notice his mother's problems until it was too late. He had tried to help her work through the death of his father, but her mental health simply never truly recovered. John though she was doing better, she had joined up with a "support group" known as the Universal Brotherhood. He didn't realize that mistake until it was too late. The reality of the Bugs in Chicago was nearly overwhelming. And the aftermath for Knight Errant in particular almost left John with nothing. After the dust settled, his mother was presumed dead, his sister missing (likely in the containment zone), and his career in jeopardy.
Over the years, John has become something of a conspiracy theorist, between the creation of the Noose, the death of Dunkelzahn, even stretching back to the assassination of Kennedy (do you really think it wasn't "magic?"). He managed to keep his sanity, putting everything into his work. He somehow kept his job, eventually transferring to Seattle when Knight Errant earned the contract. And now he works Homicide, getting those most dangerous elements off the street for the upstanding citizens.