From the introduction:
I haven’t much time to recount any ridiculous histories before our time runs short, little Human. I will explain what I can. I will start at the beginning. After GOD died by his own hand Heaven was left empty and the OLD LAW was slowly abandoned by the Angels. The Demiurges, the only children of GOD, rebuilt the great works of Heaven. All 7,777,777,777 worlds were connected and for a time they were content to remain apart. They learned many secrets from the universe and lived in enlightenment and virtuous philosophy. It was not to last, of course. Their hunger grew. The Demiurges were warriors, not fat poets. They built weapons so great and powerful that reality itself was torn apart. With the order of the Angels gone, the Demiurges were free to do as they pleased and soon the Age of Prosperity led to the Age of Conquest. Wealth bred indulgence and want. Want… the curse of life itself. So began The Universal War. 7,777,777,777 universes burned. Worlds burned. And they went mad.
The Universal War is prsented as a "choose your own adventure" style game. However, the system does not use numbered paragraphs but a series of choices to be made, most with multiple options. The primary emphasis on the game is the creation of a character that is rationalized by the backstory.