From the introduction:
The fate of the world is not decided on the battlefield or in fistfights, but on television, in newspapers, on the Internet. Great warriors do battle not with sword and gun, but with lie and soundbyte. Recreate your favorite political dramas, where there's little physical violence, but the 'action' comes in technomusic-soundtracked montages of people typing on computers and the drama of meeting trenchcoated informants in dim parking lots. From The West Wing to All The King's Men, from Erin Brockovich to Primary Colors, Grassroots recreates it all. Will you fight the good fight, using honesty as the best policy, or will you lower yourself into the realm of muckrakers and sleaze artists? Are you willing to fix an election so the best man wins? How many favors will you call in, how much trouble will you risk, to succeed? Will you go so far, only to realize that you've sacrificed everything you used to hold sacred?