From the back of the core book:
IT IS THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE...
When the Twilight Wars broke out across the galaxy, the old Imperium was destroyed and civilization was all but decimated. Impoverished and weakened, the Great Races had no choice but to retreat back to their original home systems to slowly rebuild their economies and wait...until now.
A TIME OF DANGER, INTRIGUE AND OPPORTUNITY...
While the Great Races maneuver politics and space fleets, trying to take control of the Imperium, the galaxy is exploding with opportunity. Smugglers, diplomats, scholars - anyone with a dream and the courage to fight for it, is grabbing this chance for fame, power, and wealth.
WHEN THE FATE OF AN EMPIRE WILL BE DECIDED!
In TWILIGHT IMPERIUM: THE ROLE PLAYING GAME, you can join the ranks of those seeking their fortune in this new age. Will you be a wily trader, a seductive assassin, a hard-boiled mercenary, or a promising young politician? The choice is up to you. What role will you play in the founding of an empire?
TWILIGHT IMPERIUM: THE ROLE PLAYING GAME presents a richly detailed universe full of action, mystery, and danger. The setting provides a unique brand of political space opera, dynamic and constantly evolving. This game is based on the universe presented in the bestselling and critically acclaimed board-game Twilight Imperium, created by Christian T. Petersen.
TWILIGHT IMPERIUM: THE ROLE PLAYING GAME is new complete role-playing game, and includes:
-Simple ready-to-play rules system
-Exhaustive descriptions of the six Great Races
-Detailed overview of more than 40 alien planets
-An introductory adventure perfect for new players