all characters are at least 18
The player takes on the role of a slaver in Eternal Rome. Some starts have the PC as newly arrived through the Fogs. Other starting characters have been in the city for some time but have been working in another profession. Money is tight and initial skills are limited.
The story is limited to the players attempts to earn the rank of Patrician. To do this he needs the backing of one of the heads of the noble houses or of the Pope. To do this he'll need to train slaves and build his reputation until allowed in see the ministers of a House (or the cardinal) and then satisfy them that his work is of sufficient quality for the head of the house.
All of this is achieved, unsurprisingly, by training slaves.
There are also a few side missions, and a lot of customers with particular needs - some more involved than others.
Lastly, there is a sandbox mode that lets you start as a Parician and with a decent amount of money and skills.