Honestly the original idea was for a s.t.a.l.k.e.r. roleplaying game, however we quickly found that it was most fun to play against the mutants, (who were zombies). The problem is s.t.a.l.k.e.r. requires a HUGE field so players can properly explore for artifacts, (not to mention TONS AND TONS of booby-traps).
Your absolutely right about sitting down. I would probably suggest meeting at my place here in Manitou. We just got a big house and we have a bunch of vacant rooms.