from the introduction:
Tonight, the grey skies will part to reveal the gate into heaven. Today is the 31 st of December 1999. Tonight, the four winds of the earth will cease to blow. Today is the last day on earth. Tonight, the holy city of New Jerusalem descends from God. Today the world ends.
The characters in Pre-Millennium Tension are all members of an apocalyptic cult the Pilgrims to the Descended City that have gathered on the eve of the new millennium. They have chosen to witness the end of the world from an old movie-set, which lies abandoned in the desert.
from Starting the Game:
The first scene is the arrival of the characters in Armageddon. It is suggested that the GM wears a cowboy hat.