The Way of the Earth is a dark fantasy role-playing game of subversion and redemption set in a mythic biblical past. The players take on the role of vaishineph, returned souls, mortal men and women who died tragic deaths only to be resurrected by a minor god. The minor god tasks their vaishineph with waging a secret war against the five kingdoms that dominate the land and against the five great gods that stand at the heads of those kingdoms.

The Way of the Earth is an efficient rules medium role-playing game with unified conflict resolution and an open ended magic system that emphasises player agency with every roll of the dice. The Way of the Earth is ideal for adventures involving heists, spying, infiltration, seduction, political manipulation, and assassination in a dark and twisted version of the biblical Old Testament.