The game is set in 1959 in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. Characters have a narrative description (samples are The Big Feller, The Charmer, or The Oddball). Actions in the game are divided into three types (physical, mental, or social). Various character descriptions yield a bonus on a certain action type. Also, bonuses are available for narrative descriptions. Action resolution uses a modified die roll against an "Intensity Rating" (difficulty rating).