From the introduction:
You followed the heroes through the dungeon, watched them slay monsters and collect treasures. Then they finally met their match, they killed the biggest baddie, but they died too. So now it’s just you, the guys who carry stuff; and you have to make it out of a deadly dungeon full of weird creatures, traps, and fungi. But hey, you get to keep all the treasure... yay... ?
Runaway Hirelings is a nano game about hirelings whose employers have perished, leaving them stranded deep in a dangerous dungeon filled with traps.
This version of the game is complete but condensed (with minor revisions) for printing on a single double-sided page which is intended for use as a print-and-play artifact.