Beautifully Mutilated presents a simple resolution mechanic that uses a modified player roll against a modified game master roll for all action resolutions. The game attempts a balanced blend of standard "old school" roleplaying with more modern "storytelling" systems, favoring narrative development. Character builds are fairly traditional, action is controlled by dice results, and combat remains abstracted. Characters are intended to perform above normal but are not superheroes. The setting presents a fusion of typical Feudal "high fantasy" with an incursion of technology that is disrupting society.