/tg/, I've seen this thread pop up several times so maybe you guys can help me.
I want to run a Holy Grail War from Fate/Stay Night or any other of the Fate works for one or two players (I can already tell that any more than that is going to be utter chaos).
What is a good system to use?
If anything, I was looking for something either rules-lite or with mechanics meant for crazy Dante Must Die moments.
That said, is Exalted a good choice for this, or is there another that would work better?
depends on how you're running it. Masters and Servants both playable? Just Masters? Just Servants? A bunch of Clock Tower interns descending on the town to slap some mage's shit Kirigitsu-style?
The last option seems the closest to what I had in mind
While the PCs play as the masters most of the time, I was thinking of letting them control their respective Servants in combat unless they get some sassy hero like Gil, Emiya or Ozy, or at least until they prove to them they are worthy masters.
I've been in one that was largely freeform with 7 players. it only went to shot because no one but me seemed to want to hit each other. alliances duck everything up so make a dmpc in ruler class that ducks around unless people begin to lose interest.
The biggest problem with doing a combined master and servant game is that you're going to have a power gap between the two that's huge enough to not work very well in a single system.
I'd recommend taking a look at Tenra Bansho Zero, however. Double Cross might be good too, with some refluffing.
I was thinking of having a dmpc anyway, mostly to explain stuff to them and disappear once they get the hang of it.
I think I've heard of those systems. I'll check them out.
Thanks for recommending them, Anon!
actually I've been in several trying different things. In not sure who saber was in that one. the most successful of them didn't bother with a system and 14 people was way too many though that was obvious
Yep! Tenra will need a lot of refluffing, but the pure mechanics should work pretty well for a game and character building is really easy. Double Cross will only need to refluff powers -> magic, but might be difficult do handle huge power gaps in.
There was one I was in that used FATE/Nasuverse which was a hilarious clusterfuck, and I think was recruited from /tg/.