Wherein players take on the roles of Shakespearian characters who die in most spectacular and lamentable ways.
From the introduction:
Tragedy is the roleplaying game of Shakespearean tragedy for four to six players. Unlike many traditional roleplaying games, Tragedy is modeled on a three act play and requires no game-master. Since Tragedy can be as serious or silly as your group desires, it allows you to focus on serious stories and deep role-playing or just your own amusement. Each of the players takes the part of one of the main characters in a play. Each character has equal opportunity to be central to the story and all characters have an interesting mix of goals and motivations. The players work together to create an interesting and compelling tale, at they end of which most of their characters will die terrible, tragic deaths!