From the back cover:
"The Dark Fantasy Role-Playing Game
"Take the role of a gritty, stoic hero driven to survive in the face of overwhelming odds and a ruthless, relentless foe.
"In A World Of The Living And The Dead...
"The Enchiridion is an indispensable survivor's guide. It supplies the history of a war-torn world and step-by-step instructions for creating heroic characters.
"It contains in-depth descriptions of skills, special abilities, armour, weapons and other equipment.
"It provides rules for playing the game, using magic, engaging in combat and more."