From the back cover:
You are a hero, an outlaw, even a thorn in the side of the powers that be. Your trials prepared you, and now, you are ready to inscribe your name upon the rolls of history. The world will feel your justice. Your enemies cower from your vengeance. Those in power have no choice but to share it with you. You will be king, and the dynasty you found will endure for centuries.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
Inspired by the writings of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and H.P. Lovecraft, Shadow, Sword & Spell is fantasy of a different sort: pulp fantasy. This is fantasy were [sic] heroes seek to carve their own glory, and the threats faced are outside the scope of humankind.
Grab your sword. Hoist your staff. Sharpen your knives. It is time to adventure!
Revised, rewritten and redesigned Shadow, Sword & Spell 2nd Edition provides you everything you need to run pulp fantasy adventures: rules covering the use of magic and alchemy, quick and easy mass combat, what to do when you start a criminal enterprise; the possibilities are endless.
Using a fast and simple mechanic, setting up and running a game of Shadow, Sword & Spell has never been easier. Plus, this Second Edition Rulebook is fully compatible with all previous Shadow, Sword & Spell adventures and sourcebooks.
ARE YOU READY TO GRAB YOUR DESTINY?