Our world is besieged by nightmares. We don't know why it's happening; we only know that we're at war and we are losing. You and your comrades are on the front lines, and there's a good chance you won't survive the night. But it's not the first time you've died, and it won't be the last. You're a Phoenix, and each death makes you stronger.
Phoenix: Dawn Command is a card-driven roleplaying game with a strong emphasis on storytelling. Death and sacrifice are central themes, as death is actually the method through which a character improves - but you can only return a limited number of times. Each death makes you stronger, but it's important to make each life count.