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31st Dec '16 7:29:35 AM Doug86
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** Metaplot is conspicuous in its absence, however, from the NewWorldOfDarkness. The creators were quite open about this being done to avoid the issues listed above. This did not stop many fans of the old metaplot from complaining, "Then they could just ignore the metaplot!", not fully comprehending the first reason listed above. That said, though, it isn't ''completely'' absent, just a little more subtle - the games, while modular, reference each other at times. ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' in particular has a system in place for faking other supernaturals, but has a number of jump-in points for the other game lines - one of the Compacts is being manipulated by the main villains from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', Task Force: VALKYRIE captured a group of Daksha from the same game during WorldWarII, and so forth.

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** Metaplot is conspicuous in its absence, however, from the NewWorldOfDarkness. The creators were quite open about this being done to avoid the issues listed above. This did not stop many fans of the old metaplot from complaining, "Then they could just ignore the metaplot!", not fully comprehending the first reason listed above. That said, though, it isn't ''completely'' absent, just a little more subtle - the games, while modular, reference each other at times. ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' in particular has a system in place for faking other supernaturals, but has a number of jump-in points for the other game lines - one of the Compacts is being manipulated by the main villains from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', Task Force: VALKYRIE captured a group of Daksha from the same game during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and so forth.
25th Sep '16 4:31:22 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Aberrant was kind of a transitional phase between the metaplot-era OldWorldOfDarkness and the completely wild TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}. It ''had'' a metaplot, but the designers also acknowledged that the [=PCs=] were essentially guaranteed to screw it up and made sure to give plenty of examples of PC-level characters doing just that.

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*** Aberrant was kind of a transitional phase between the metaplot-era OldWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness and the completely wild TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}. It ''had'' a metaplot, but the designers also acknowledged that the [=PCs=] were essentially guaranteed to screw it up and made sure to give plenty of examples of PC-level characters doing just that.
20th Aug '16 1:56:09 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Stargate'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' both had events which affected each program, first the search for Zero Point Modules to power the gate to Atlantis (and Earth Spaceships), then the Ori and Wraith and their attempts to invade the Milky Way.

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* ''Stargate'' ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' both had events which affected each program, first the search for Zero Point Modules to power the gate to Atlantis (and Earth Spaceships), then the Ori and Wraith and their attempts to invade the Milky Way.
12th Aug '16 6:41:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Most of {{Creator/Bungie}}'s games all seem to relate to the same underlying themes; possibly taking place in the same universe, or related universes. The ties are particularly strong between ''VideoGame/PathwaysIntoDarkness'', ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}''. It should be noted that ''Pathways Into Darkness'' and ''Marathon'' are already confirmed as taking place in a SharedUniverse.

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* Most of {{Creator/Bungie}}'s games all seem to relate to the same underlying themes; possibly taking place in the same universe, or related universes. The ties are particularly strong between ''VideoGame/PathwaysIntoDarkness'', ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}''.''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. It should be noted that ''Pathways Into Darkness'' and ''Marathon'' are already confirmed as taking place in a SharedUniverse.
7th Aug '16 12:41:28 PM nombretomado
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* Both major ComicBook publishers almost always have a metaplot running in their universes. For example, while TheDCU was in the run-up to ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', the MarvelUniverse was dealing with the new status quo after ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' and the buildup toward a Skrull Secret Invasion. After that DC followed ''Final Crisis'' with ''Comicbook/BlackestNight / Comicbook/BrightestDay'' then rebooting with Flashpoint and the The Comicbook/{{New 52}}.

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* Both major ComicBook publishers almost always have a metaplot running in their universes. For example, while TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU was in the run-up to ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', the MarvelUniverse was dealing with the new status quo after ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' and the buildup toward a Skrull Secret Invasion. After that DC followed ''Final Crisis'' with ''Comicbook/BlackestNight / Comicbook/BrightestDay'' then rebooting with Flashpoint and the The Comicbook/{{New 52}}.
1st Aug '16 4:49:59 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', from the same company, has no metaplot because it's ''expected'' that the players would derail it at some point. Especially since the entire ''point'' of Solar Exalts is that they have power because they're willing to use it in spectacular, stunt-assisted fashion that would utterly dismember the metaplot for a game like ''HeavyGear''.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', from the same company, has no metaplot because it's ''expected'' that the players would derail it at some point. Especially since the entire ''point'' of Solar Exalts is that they have power because they're willing to use it in spectacular, stunt-assisted fashion that would utterly dismember the metaplot for a game like ''HeavyGear''.''TabletopGame/HeavyGear''.
7th Jul '16 9:50:44 AM Willbyr
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Not to be confused with ''{{Medabots}}''.

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Not to be confused with ''{{Medabots}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}''.






15th Jun '16 6:14:37 AM Doc_Loki
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* The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' Phase 1 was revolving around a Metaplot featuring various beings developing into superheroes with their own storylines while being recruited into SHIELD's Avengers team, culminating in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Phase 2 also has a clearly defined Metaplot regarding Infinity Stones, setting up the eventual ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.

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* The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' Phase 1 was revolving around a Metaplot featuring various beings developing into superheroes with their own storylines while being recruited into SHIELD's Avengers team, culminating in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Phase Phases 2 and 3 also has have a clearly defined Metaplot regarding Infinity Stones, setting up the eventual ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.
20th May '16 2:22:02 PM Doug86
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* The ''Literature/StarTrekNovelverse'' has an ongoing metaplot about galactic politics which affects the ''Literature/StarTrekTheNextGenerationRelaunch'', ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'', ''Literature/StarTrekVoyagerRelaunch'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTitan'' novels. Major changes in the metaplot are given their own miniseries, involving characters from more than one corner of the franchise, such as ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTheFall''.

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* The ''Literature/StarTrekNovelverse'' ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse'' has an ongoing metaplot about galactic politics which affects the ''Literature/StarTrekTheNextGenerationRelaunch'', ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'', ''Literature/StarTrekVoyagerRelaunch'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTitan'' novels. Major changes in the metaplot are given their own miniseries, involving characters from more than one corner of the franchise, such as ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTheFall''.
15th May '16 11:43:14 PM nombretomado
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* The ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'' Phase 1 was revolving around a Metaplot featuring various beings developing into superheroes with their own storylines while being recruited into SHIELD's Avengers team, culminating in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Phase 2 also has a clearly defined Metaplot regarding Infinity Stones, setting up the eventual ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.

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* The ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'' ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' Phase 1 was revolving around a Metaplot featuring various beings developing into superheroes with their own storylines while being recruited into SHIELD's Avengers team, culminating in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Phase 2 also has a clearly defined Metaplot regarding Infinity Stones, setting up the eventual ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.
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