From the introduction:
If you’re reading this then you’re already at least slightly interested in a weird little game about… that’s right, freight train hopping youths in 1930s America. If you’re still there, bear with me and let me elaborate.
Freight Riders is all about cooperative storytelling. Both the setting and the system lend themselves to this. During the Great Depression the people who we roleplay as, hobos, often didn’t own much more than the shirt on their back. By banding together and offering each other help, they got by. Freight Riders uses the Apocalypse World Engine, a system famous for its narrative focus.
So, if Freight Riders’ niche historical setting and cooperative storytelling gameplay sound fun to you, let’s dive into the game!