From the back of the book:
Ahoy, Matey, and Welcome to my ship, the Jolly Roger 'erself!
It was a time of daring, a time of great nobility and dastardly deeds. It is the era of the rise of nations and the greatness of their kings and queens. And within their realms, there are struggles for power where the innocent are trampled, the churches are sacked, and evil exists with the law powerless before it.
In Jolly Roger Games' exciting role-playing game Swashbuckler!, players become heroes, championing the causes of right and justice agianst all foes whether malicious criminals or unscrupulous monarchs. Live the life of high seas captains, armed with letters of marque, battling pirates and Spaniards for gold in the Caribbean. Become a gallant knight rescuing maidens from towers. The possibilities are unlimited, expect for your imagination.