Living Steel is a complete high-tech role-playing system. Included are all the rules necessary for play, as well as guidelines for the game's setting, the world of Rhand. The action begins in the year 2349; the players find themselves in the middle of Humanity's Apocalypse, and are faced with the twin tasks of surviving and rebuilding civilization. Working against them are vast numbers of brigands, madmen, and hostile aliens, and the fact that technology is breaking down rapidly. The players have talent and experience on their side, however, as well as a few of the sophisticated Power Armor suits for which the game is named; Living Steel. From that starting point, the players determine their own futures.