Subtitle: Swords & Sorcery Role-Playing Game
Tales of the Carnelian Coast is a game of sword and sorcery adventure. Rather than attempt to simulate a genre of fiction, TotCC attempts to simulate a version of reality where the fantastical exists and magic works, but the results feel gritty rather than cinematic, crunchy rather than fluffy. There is no World War II era artillery masquerading as magic, no pointy-eared elves or fairylands, and no beefcake fighters that can jump off hundred-foot cliffs and survive unscathed.
In this game, characters are always human. They each have eight basic attributes, some abilities derived from those attributes, and a set of skills.