The premise for this story is simple enough: in the present day, your characters were off the grid for a time. Perhaps out camping, perhaps on the run from the law. Now they have returned to civilization...or at least, where civilization used to be. But the world as they once knew it, is no more. Things aren't the same anymore.
I don't want to give away exactly what happens. I will say it does not involve superhuman zombies--I think the zombie genre is fascinating and perfectly respectable, but it's just jumped the shark in terms of zombies having powers approaching that of a comic-book superhero of old. Awesome as it is, The Walking Dead really isn't sci-fi, it's a drama with zombies as a feature of the landscape. But I digress...
Characters can be good or evil...not that I am going to divide them into those two archetypes. I'd rather see a good girl with a foible, a bad boy with some redeeming quality even if he is a scoundrel, than someone who is all white hat or black. I also don't want super characters...no Special Forces, no G-Men, no ninjas please.
I'm perfectly amenable to a player who wants to enter the world solo, or in a group with others. Possibilities include, but are not limited to:
1) Some people camping, who returned to where their ride was expected to pick them up, only there's no one there
2) A group of escaped convicts who hid out in the forest to let the heat die down, only to find the world really has much bigger problems now...
3) Some spelunkers who have just returned from a week underground.
4) Bikers who have been out in the wilderness for nefarious purposes, and just got to the rendezvous point where they were to meet their comrades...only to find nothing went as planned.
You get the idea.
Right now I'm just assessing interest...but feel free to post a character or concept if you wish.