From the back cover:
Do you want characters to depend more upon their innate skill than upon magic? Sick and tired of characters with a spell for every occasion? Do you want spell users to dread the dire consequences of misusing powerful magic? If so, this is the book for you!
Expand the scope of non spell users in your game with four new professions: Barbarian, Swashbuckler, Sneak, and Sage. Choose from 18 new training packages such as Chamberlain, Guide, Pirate, Henchman, Farmer, and Scribe. Accurately resolve maneuvers involving more than one character. You will also find expanded descriptions and complete difficulty guidelines for every Rolemaster skill, along with a customized static maneuver table for every skill category.
Enroll in the School of Hard Knocks - the skill you learn today may save your life tomorrow!