Aug 2012: It's Good to be the King.
So you spent all your time on Zombie websites and studied zombie movies, so you were the first to notice that the zombies were coming. You're not a fanatical prepper, but you did have a Zombie Plan and few loyal friends. You figure out the old French Fort that the park service maintains was your best bet, thinking that the FEMA camp was a Dumb Idea.
You were right.
Problem is you were too right. The FEMA camp became a swarm of zombies. The area was abandoned and the government imploded. As the weeks turned into months, increasing number of survivors turned up at the fort. Once you started giving succor to the desperate, you became obligated to keep it up. In less than a month, you figure every surviving human for a hundred miles is in your fort. All Eighty eight of them.
On the upside, you figured out zombies are repelled by other zombies, so instead of killing every zombie, you started capturing them. Using a bolt cutter you cut off their lower jaw, then using an axe to hack off their arms, you tied the neutered zombies up at regular intervals around the outside of your fort and to every tree in the area in an ever widing zone around the fort. The smell is awful, and the constant moaning is annoying, but the murderous hoards of zombies plaguing everywhere else walk right past you. You have achieved a safe zone.
And everyone says it's all thanks to you. You are the reason for stability and safety. Everyone looks to you for leadership.
But the time of crisis is over.
With the end of constant zombie attacks, people are starting to relax. Starting to think for themselves. Some of those people are a little unhinged. You are noticing a few problems on the horizon.
1) Survival: You have water from the lake, but food is becoming a problem. You are months away from winter, but you need to feed everyone when it does come. A heat source is important as well.
2) Religious Zealotry: Some of the survivors have become to believe that this is judgement day and that only when everyone left alive accepts Jesus as the one true SAVIOR will the apocalypse end. The problem is that family of jews you just saved last week...
3) Suicides: Now with time to think about the situation, a number of people just want to give up. Do you encourage them to stay alive, or to off themselves? Less people means more resources for the rest of you. Less people means more work for the rest of you.
4) Psychological Damage: The Zombies stink and the moaning is constant. It's a drain on everyone and a constant reminder of the situation. There are not enough ear plugs to go around. How do you keep Spirits up?
5) Uprising: People are talking about a democracy. That they should vote on things. Some people have a problem with your dictator like control. The bullies and tough guys are on the other side of this. Those who have taken the most chances are all for a military style dictatorship where might makes right. They are the might, everyone else should Sitdown and STFU. Do you back the democratic ideals, the dictatorship, or forge a different path?
6) Outbreak prevention: This many people is dangerous. You keep thinking back to the stories of survivors from the FEMA camp, how quickly it got out of control. How are you prepared for an outbreak in the fort?
7) Fallback: Your zombie plan expected that things would get better in a few months. Your scans of the radio stations show that nobody else is out there. For all you know, you are the only ones alive on the planet. Then you pick up a radio transmition. You recieve word that the president and surviving members of congress are in Nome, Alaska. It's a hell of a trip, but if you wish, a ranger will be dropped off by air to parachute into your area and act as a guide to lead your group of survivors to Alaska. Do you stay here where you are the big fish in a small pond, or do you make a break for it?