From the introduction:
Four harsh years we stepped out on pilgrimage to that place, sworn to return with tales of the insights that were afforded us. Words cannot describe our horror when the gates of our homeland were barred against us. We cannot bear the weight of this knowledge alone, we cannot let it die out with our last breaths.
Vellum & Jawbone is a traditional roleplaying game with hard scene framing. It plays with a group of two to seven players, one of whom assumes the role of the games master (hereafter GM): she frames scenes, describes the challenges of the shared narrative, and arbitrates rulings. The other players will control one player character each, making decisions for their actions, their experiences, their hopes.