Travellers on a Red Road is a flintlocks and sorcery game made for playing adventures centred around desperate, dangerous individuals. It is best suited to open-world exploration, where players can explore and set their own goals, without a preset storyline. Play to find out what happens, don't expect the rules to shield your characters from death and disaster, and enjoy exploring the setting. The optimal way of preparing the game is to combine interesting elements that are independent of the characters and ones that are based on the character backgrounds you have created. Players should be aware that the game does not expect them to try to guess what the referee wants them to do; referees should be aware that they should not attempt to push the players in specific directions, but rather let the players interact as they please with the prepared material.