From the introduction:
The Red Gods of Babylon is a fantasy role playing game set in the 17th century BC. Players take on the roles of extraordinary people living in uncertain times:
Impetuous sorcerers struggle to master bizarre and arcane forces, blasting demons and shaping the destiny of man with their craft. Ambitious warlords arm the rabble of the age with chariots, arrows and spears, unite fragmented nations and trample barbarian hosts into the dust.
Bold diplomats and merchant-adventurers brave wild barrens and violent seas to gather tribute from strange and savage lands. Desperate burglars evade guardians and traps, plundering the palaces of kings and the gilded houses of the dead.
Brilliant engineers restore beauty and order to the world, organizing vast armies of artisans and slaves to build grand temples and tombs.
Troubled judges and ministers preside over cities that have been torn apart by cults and factions, battling corruption in the name of peace for the living and justice for the dead.