From the back of the book:
Condemned. Damned. Tormented.
You are one of the Tormented; a soul condemned to the Twelve Hells for crimes you no longer remember. For time immemorial you have been damned; tortured and twisted by the punishments of your captors, until you no longer remember or even resemble your past self. The agonies you have suffered have left you scarred, but from those scars you now draw strange and terrible powers.
But all is not well in the Twelve Hells. A civil war has erupted between the Fiend Lords that hold dominion over the realms. In the chaos and disruption you have broken free of your prison. Can you escape the Twelve Hells? Do you even want to? Do you instead seek revenge on your captors, or will you use your newfound powers and freedom to install yourself as a new Lord of Hell?
Tormented is a Gothic Horror roleplaying game inspired by Dante’s The Divine Comedy and Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is intended to be a storytelling game in which a group of friends come together to tell stories of loss, revenge, guilt, repentance and redemption