From the back of the book (in English)
He was not the msot honest nor the most pius man, but he was a brave man... With this words the enthusiasts of the adventures novels were introduced to Captain Alatriste in november 1996. Arturo Pérez-Reverte began in this fashion the adventures of the most popular fiction character in Spain among the enthusiasts of the sword and swashbuckling novels, and good literature in general.
This rulebook picks up in its pages all the emotion, intrigues and danger that the reader felt when he followed the adventures of Diego Alatriste in the novels. Now, that reader can become a character of the history and live his own adventures in the passionate Madrid of the XVII century, in the corrupt and decadent Spain of King Phillip IV. You will defiant destiny with steel in your hand. You will put, again, a pike in Flanders. You will drink in the Taberna del Turco between food and wine bottles. You will conspire in the Theaters. You will go tho the premiere of Lope's works in the Corral del Príncipe, You will meet Góngora, Quevedo, Velázquez... Who knows? Maybe a night you will be ambush by some hired-swords rom your enemies and from the shadows the unexpected help of the Ronda (Nightwatch) will came).
The RPG of Captain Alatriste contains everything necessary to play in the world created by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The book contains infromation about the novels characters: Alatrsite, Íñigo de Balboa, Martín Saldaña, Alquézar, Malatesta, Angélica,... You will also find a complete cronology of the period, a guide to the slang and an acurate description of the historical characters which made that moment of the Spanish history something epic and dark at the same time.
Welcom, so, to the Madrid of Alatriste. Take paper and pen, and call your friends. AS don Francisco de Quevedo would say: There is nothing left but to duel.