From the Game's Introduction:
this is a game called The Drifter’s Escape
it's American role-playing game
The game is set in contemporary America, or maybe not contemporary, but any time when men still wander the old highways and byways, seeking something or fleeing something else.
Here's the way it works.
First, you get together with some folks that you want to tell a story with. You’ll need at least two others, and probably more like three or four. You'll also need a deck of cards with two jokers, and some poker chips.
You're gonna tell a story.