From the back of the book:
Netherstorm is a point-buy game, using the Thunderhead RPG System. With no classes or levels, you have free reign over the character you design. Are you a desert nomad, dreaming of one day leading your tribe in conquest? Are you a delinquent street urchin, destined to lead armies and conquer evil? Or are you a simple apprentice to a carpenter, with dreams of becoming the leader of the largest merchant guild on Thelal?
The choice is entirely up to you. With a heavy emphasis on
character customization and role-playing, you can create and develop a truly unique character with limitless possibilities. See how far your imagination can take you, along with the rest of your group, in telling an epic story worthy of the great mythologies.