Characters in the game are defined by traits. Play creates custom card artifacts (on blank index cards) that are used throughout the game. The setting of the game is co-opted from a specific historical period, incorporated by reference to a Wikipedia article.
The game was published as a series of tweets, none of which were edited. This process adhered to the Game Chef 2014 theme of "the unbound book". After the final tweet comprising the game was made, the author produced a storify version to place the tweets in a specific non-chronological order to enhance accessibility.