Thanks in advance for Facehugger on SB for writing the original version of this. Totally yours and I borrow this with every respect possible given.
The year is 2005. Ten years ago, the 4th Heaven's Feel ritual, colloquially known as the 4th war for the Holy Grail, was fought in the traditional place - a Japanese city known as Fuyuki.
In this war, seven magi paired with the ghosts of mankind's mightiest heroes made manifest for the right to claim the Grail. Any tactic was endorsed, no matter how many died as collateral damage... For the Holy Grail had one power. Once fully manifest, it could grant two wishes, one for the victorious servant, and one for the victorious master.
The problem is the 4th war ended... Inconclusively. There was a massive fire that left a huge portion of the city gutted, and the rebuilding has only just finished. Of the grail itself... None can say. By the end, most of the participants were dead, or had vanished to parts unknown. None of the participants are sure what exactly happened to the legendary object, or at least those who are aren't talking.
But there's too much invested in the grail - the lure of a wish is too tempting for the magi to dismantle the system. And the grail itself was designed with magecraft unimaginable in the modern age. It still exists, and when the stars are right, it will send out the call to claim it once more.
In the normal state of affairs, the grail only manifests every fifty years. But now, the grail is manifesting again. Something is wrong. The 5th war for the Holy Grail is beginning early. New masters have heard its call. The grail has begun searching the throne of heroes - the legendary place where the souls of mankind's mightiest heroes are stored - in preparation for the bloodshed to come.
You, my players, shall take control of one of these heroic spirits, and lead them through this much-changed war.
The game shall be organized as a quest; that is, each player votes on the character's course of action, and I implement the one with the most votes. This is not your standard RP. Think of it as a group version of a Choose Your Own Adventure book, or a Visual Novel for those of you aware of the game. To elaborate I will present you with a hand full of options such as
[ ] Choice A
[ ] Choice B
Say you want B to happen as you think its the smarter option then you go:
[X] Choice B
I will leave the vote open for a while, while you the players discuss the pros and cons of each possible option and then when a consensus is reached and a majority vote is had I will update the game writing the results of your decision be them for good or ill. Should your character die, or you reach encounter a problem that removes your character from the game in a meaningful way you will have Bad Ended - a game over where then depending if I am feeling generous you may reroll a new character. Having said that no one decision will lead to a Bad End and it will take lots of mistakes on top of each other to reach something like that.
With that having been said time for you to make the very first decision in this game of mine. Choosing your character. Each option is balanced against each other with strengths and weaknesses. What one Hero might struggle with, another might crush with frightening ease. And vice versa. Choose wisely, for even at this point your decision has consequences. This game may have infusions from series other then Nasu, so depending on the choice you may play an already established protagonists if you are smart enough to catch it.
[ ] A sorcerer of the modern times. One of the few worthy of the status of Heroic Spirit in an age supposedly long having since possibly lost the ability for new Heroes to join the Throne. As this man you to save that wish to save what can be saved, and stop the less scrupulous from reforming reality with the Power of the Grail for all who seek its power are neither kind nor benevolent.
[ ] A legendary warrior and king from a time during the beginning of the Age of the Gods. The forger of the original peace treaty and master of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen you as this character seek nothing less then to restore yourself and your kingdom to life and prosperity.
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