The Age of Decadence is a turn-based, role-playing game set in a low magic, post-apocalyptic fantasy world. The game is advertised as difficult to appeal to a certain type of RPG players. It features a detailed skill-based character system, multiple skill-based ways to handle quests, choices and consequences, and extensive dialogue trees. Rather than pure exploration and combat, it mostly focuses on surviving in difficult circumstances and establishing a character in the game world. There are different factions: three Noble Houses and four professional guilds.