Danger Patrol is a narrative RPG that evokes the feel of old '50s sci-fi serials like Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. The players each control a hero with distinctive Styles (Alien, Atomic, Robot, Two-Fisted) and Roles (Professor, Flyboy, Detective, Commando, Daredevil).
Character generation is meant to be quick and simple, so players can begin quickly, with little preparation from the GM.
In the game, players are encouraged to take risks and accumulate "danger dice." As they fail rolls, they earn valuable power chips, but they open up the possibility of grievous injury to their characters.