Characters in A Fistful of Darkness have Stats (Attributes) with numeric values, including Control, Endurance, Luck, Skill, and Willpower. Most values start at preset levels. All characters are assumed to have recently gained exceptional powers or abilities.
The game presents an interesting fusion of "super hero" style characters and the American West during the frontier period. The setting specifies the West Coast and suggests either Los Angeles or San Francisco (or a fictional equivalent).