In short, a murder leads them to a group of evil do-ers being murdered by a priest of Tharizdun. They have 19 days to save the universe (worst case scenario).
The most fun in the game was the ghost. She wound up communicating with the party via pantomime. Once I got into her character, it was amazing what I could communicate via gesture.
Meanwhile, I've been trying to get games to run via Wine. Anarchy Online? No-go. Rappelz? No-go. I may try Guild Wars as that seems to have lots and lots of support. My budget? Free to cheap, preferably free.