Rufus T. Firefly, the newly-appointed leader of Freedonia, has been the target of several failed assassination attempts. Players are characters tasked with figuring out who wants Firefly dead and putting a stop to the assassination attempts-- except that they ALSO want Firefly dead.
"Plot" is a loose (very, very loose) mashup of Agatha Christie's Peril at End House and the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, with a lot of player-driven background added in. Players do not have to be familiar with either story. In fact, players may wish to avoid both stories entirely, lest they be wildly disappointed in how far the game strays.
Character creation uses the Paragraph System, in which you tell me a paragraph about your character, and I reserve the right to ask questions.