From the back cover:
"The world of the Magitech Game is Earth in the 1990s -- with a few twists. Magic has long been recognized and studied, so that normal technology is stunted, and magical items are commonplace modern conveniences. Other intelligent species evolved with humankind, and now elves run a powerful Central American nation, minotaurs govern the nation of Texas, and intelligent reptiles control Southeast Asia. European colonization was halted by native magic, and nations of Africans and Native Americans were etablished long ago, and remain powerful today.
While most people lead normal lives, going to work and school, others choose a life of adventure, exploring the ruins of a Europe devastated at the end of World War II, searching for treasure in the jungle temples of a Venus colonized more than a millennium ago, or facing the adventure of modern, magical civilization.