When the Fifth Grail War of Fuyuki City goes horribly wrong, the entire city is consumed by Angra Mainyu. Still adamant on their plans to regain the Third Magic, the Einzbern family decides to find a new place to set up operations.Seventeen years of searching later, they decide to go with the City of Lucca: the best spiritual land in Italy, managed by a family of Manipulative BastardChess Mastermafia don magi known as the Mezzanotte. After some serious politicking, and the Church's reluctant agreement, the Einzberns finally get to use the land for the next war in six years' time, and the trouble starts all over again.The RP spent eight months in Development Hell, but finally managed to get out of that once Rin took charge of the issues and cleared them up. There are allowances for Nasu Verse canon characters, and canon Servants in particular aren't a problem, but for the most part, Original Characters are preferred.Incidentally, during those eight months, the chat-box has developed into its own parallel universe with a relatively well-documented (if random) plotline. That story is primarily set in the "Tiger Dojo, Lucca Branch".It should be noted that Fate Nuovo Guerra's community revolves around its Chatbox, here. Any questions and most discussions are had there.The site can be found here.The Character Sheet (still a work in progress) can be found here. And due to an influx in character creations, another server was made to host an AU world of Nuovo Guerra. Its Character sheet can be found here
Due to the most recent Character Material release pinpointing the date of the Third War to 1939, which, through extrapolation makes the forum's timeline five years too early, it has been decided that the forum's Alternate Universe is also now set in a time where everything happened five years earlier. Not that this would be much of a problem even if they tried to fit it into canon, anyway. After all, the Nasuverse is full of these things.
Curse - Anyone who tries to make Arjuna or Dracula is destined to fail. Always. Usually via their computer suddenly asploding.
Finally subverted in Secundus, where both characters exist and (so far, at least) are active.
Gender Bender - Fondly referred to as "Arturia Syndrome", thanks to, well, Saber. Incidentally, two Servants have already received this treatment.
Other members have decided to parody this by turning some Servants into hermaphrodites.
Taken to extremes with the Greek and Trojan heroes in Secundus, to the point where one of the mods openly wondered if Ajax was the only male to fight at Troy. It would seem that he and Odysseus were the only ones, since Paris, Hector, Achilles and Aeneas were apparently all women.
Gratuitous Italian - The title, which translates as "Fate/New War"note It should be "Nuova Guerra", but domain names cost money, and Italian characters.
Loads and Loads of Characters - To the point that one member departed, due to too many characters to keep track of. And to the point that they set up a new 'server' in the form of a parallel universe known as "Lucca 2".
No Communities Were Harmed - Inverted. The city is called Lucca, yes, it's in Tuscany, and yes, some RPers even use climate charts from the real place. But barring some similar locations and place names, the setting is a largely fictionalized version of Lucca.
Noodle Incident - Nobody really talks about what happened in Fuyuki City, aside from "it was completely destroyed in the Fifth War/is now a giant crater/etc".
Inexplicably Identical Individuals - Any secretary, receptionist, personal assistant, or menial office NPC, invariably looks like Hayate Yagami in blue uniform. Even the UN Secretary General is one of them, only wearing a different outfit.
No Sense of Direction - Gawain. Just... Gawain. It was actually flanderized into this after an incident where he got lost in Disneyland while searching for his missing Master. That would've been fully understandable, though.
OC Stand In - Altrouge, her two bodyguards, her dog, and pretty much everybody on the list of 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors has been turned into one of these. The question marks were simply filled in by Original Characters.
Which Me? - As if to make up for the dead Rin in the RP canon, she has been replaced in the chatbox by five parallel universe copies. Unlike in the trope itself, they refer to each other by nicknames, such as "Sailorin" (enlisted in the Royal Navy), "Walrin" (obsessed with walnuts), "Yanderin", "Eyewearin", etc. Note that these five are only the survivors of a much larger group of Rins, who were all killed in various ways.