A grid of areas looks like a good plan. Filling in the areas as we go.
I picked fresher university students as everyone can have their own background and not know anyone else in the game. Miles from home, first day at uni. You don't know the area so that allows random use of Eds city deck. Lots of other students there so players can dip in and out as you have a "safe zone" which is the campus - once the campus is cleared/order restored
Combat will be less tactical as we are using the city deck and more survival/role play/decision making orientated.
Everyone starts as a rep 3 civilian star. The plan is to use a day zero type scenario (the day before all hell breaks loose) and work from there.
No time frame. No end.
Does anyone know of a top down grid map designer with buildings and roads? So we can build the map as we go and keep a copy here. Nothing too difficult or detailed. Just a basic top down map we can use to keep orientation of where everyone is at any one time and keep notes of what a building is/contains/controlled by
You won't need your own rules if you already have cr3 as combat is the same. But zombies react so much differently than humans so beware!
The more of us that have rules will mean we can spot the mistakes any of us make easier.