Licensing and quarantine makes perfect sense, and should be a good fit.
The base mechanic looks like it should do well, since a GM can easily adjust things to produce the desired difficulty. I'm interested to see how you determine base attributes, since they'll prove critical to how effective the characters are. Even if you decide to go with a random method of stat generation, including a point-buy option will please the people who are frowned upon by the Stat Dice gods. As one of said people, I'm a fan of point-buy because it's no fun playing a "normal" in a party of "heroic" characters.
|The formula for finding the average number for a single die is as follows: (die size / 2) + 0.5 |
Thus each d10 averages 5.5, a d12 averages 6.5, a d8 averages 4.5, etc.
|If they rolled 5-6-9-10, for instance.|