From publisher blurb:
It's 1953 and the United States is under siege. You, your family, your neighbors, and your friends have to fight the shambling dead as they trample your begonias and drag ichor all over your new front porch. They're clawing at the door, and it's not just because they want your apple pie recipe.
DEAD SCARE is a tabletop roleplaying game by women, about women and children killing zombies in McCarthy-era America. It's based on Apocalypse World by Vincent Baker, and combines subverted 1950s American idealism with a blood-spattered zombie apocalypse.
It began when President Truman was the first public target of a Russian bio-weapon the Russkies designed to turn people into flesh-eating zombies. Everyone watched it on TV that night, and nothing in the good ol' US of A will be the same ever again.
Playsets in DEAD SCARE focus on the women and children who survived this event, and it follows them as they make their choices to build a future for themselves. The skills and backgrounds in the playsets reflect a variety of lifestyles, socioeconomic statuses, and gender roles. However, much of the expected traditional bedrock of society has been repurposed and overhauled to counter against the hunger of the zombie menace.