From the introduction:
Ambition and Avarice (A&A) is a roleplaying game. This book is a short betatesting version. There is an assumption that you are familiar with the basic concepts of a roleplaying game. We won’t go into a lot of detail about that here.
You may be used to playing the “good guy” who makes the world a better place for the innocent. That is not one of those games. Your character is a rough and dangerous adventurer. They are looking for fame and fortune, not heroic exploits in the service of noble causes. There is a lot of treasure out there in the world and you aim to make it yours. Anyone who obstructs that dream had better stand aside or face your wrath.