This is a goofy exercise I thought up to learn about new game systems and settings. The last person in the thread will have elaborated on a setting and story or theme. Your job is to suggest what system or game you would use to play that story and why you picked it. You then write up a setting/story/theme for the next person. Hopefully this thread will show off some game systems you’ve never heard of before, and some of the settings might inspire new sessions.
To start us off: my setting is the city of New Verse, a multiplanar metropolis that spans the outer planes of existence. It’s hard for mortals to imagine the structure of such a city, but you can get close by imagining all of the outer planes from a traditional multiverse, and each plane becomes a “neighborhood” in New Verse and the denizens are all mixed together. All the complications of modern city life are infinitely more frustrating when your neighbor is a chaos demon. You might be an angel of vengeance living in Upper Purgatory, but you need to keep it in check when your water elemental upstairs neighbor is constantly shorting out your electronics. Urban ultra-high fantasy, where politics are king and everyone has ridiculous abilities. Suggest a system!