The Story... When a world-wide zombie outbreak reaches the Americas, people freaked. Riots, looting, people running scared. Y'know, real beginning-of-the-apocolypse type stuff. Some boarded up their homes to wait out the storm, others packed up and travelled North, because it's said that zombies freeze in the wintertime. Unfortunately for our characters, even if it is winter, their zombies won't be freezing anytime soon. It's six months into the outbreak and, somehow, they've all ended up somewhere in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. Oh well. At least it's not too hot out. Your job... Whether your passing through on your way up North or looking for food is up to you, but your main objective is to stay alive. Shouldn't be too hard, right? Places to know... Since we're in the suburbs, the landscape is made up of mostly houses and cacti. But, there's a strip mall nearby, and an elementary school that may or may not be housing other survivors. Phoenix itself is about three miles East - it's a small city compared to others in the US, but a city's a city, and the place is crawling with zombies. You can probably find some useful supplies there, but I wouldn't suggest going alone. On Weapons... Your characters have been surrounded by zombies for the past six months, so odds are they have some kind of weapon. Give 'em whatever you think would work, but please, be logical. The odds of a civilian college student owning a rocket launcher are pretty slim. Also note that, while guns are effective against the undead, the noise attracts others. Shoot down one and expect another to show up. And pleasepleasepleasepleasePLEASE, no bow-and-arrows, shurikens, or any other hard-to-come-by-and-even-harder-to-use weapons. I shouldn't have to explain why. On Characters... Civilians only, please and thank you. War vets and kids from military school are fine, but no soldiers. Character profiles should look something like this: Name: Age: Sex: Appearance: Weapon(s): Background: ((history, personality, why they're here - stuff like that)) Aaand, yeah. That's about it. It'd be nice if people would actually join this, but I think I might be among the only zombie geeks in here, so that seems unlikely. But, if by some miracle, people are actually interested in this, we'll start when enough people join.