-->''"{{JFK}}, [[CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia]], [[Series/DoctorWho Rory Williams]], and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]] all going to kill [[ArabianNights Aladdin]]. Only on AH.com."''
-->-- ''Dumanios on FISOT IV''

The Fictional {{ISOT}} Map Game (also known as its initials FISOT) series is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a series of map-games]] on {{AlternateHistoryDotCom}}, in which players create and progressively change a map and tell a story to go along with it. The premise is that [[MegaCrossover a whole slurry of different countries across fiction suddenly find themselves transported to an Earth that was hitherto devoid of sentient life]], which usually results in mass chaos and plenty of CrackFic fuel as the countries (and characters) struggle to adapt to this strange new world. The series is currently on its fourth game. You can read the first one here: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=203798]]. The second [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=213529]], third[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=228694]], and fourth[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=255708]] games are on the same website, while there's also a story only thread here: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=263792]]. Note that you need to be a member of the site to read them.

!'''Tropes that appear in the FISOT game series:'''

* AlternateHistoryWank: All four games feature this.
** The first game had the USA, Japanese Empire, UK, Spain, the Race, Lustria, Germany, and the House of Julii.
** The Second game had the CSA, the Galactic Empire, The Race, the Tau, the Japanese Empire, Germany, and the UNSC.
** The third game had the USA, UK, USSR, Germany, and China.
** As of Middle Year 15, the fourth game has the UK, Ilium, the Race, China, and Siluria.
* AlternateHistoryScrew: Like the wank, all four games also have this.
** The first game had Aztlan, the Ossuary, Hy-Brasil, Atlantis, Westeros, and Britannia.
** Second game: the Fire Nation, France, the Kingdom of Australia, and the Covenant.
** Third game: Algarve, Gilead, California, the Draka, and North Korea.
** Fourth game: Germany and the USSR (to an extent), the Draka, and Brazil.
* ApocalypseCult: The Church of the Changer of the Ways in Game One.
* [[spoiler: ApocalypseHow: Regional Type 4 is inflicted on Africa in Game Three to destroy the damn Orks.]]
* ArabianNightsDays: The Abbasid Caliphate from Arabian Nights appears in [=FISOT4=]. While they are rapidly (i.e. within six months) [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] by [[{{Worldwar}} the Race]], [[OurGeniesAreDifferent genies]] later play a major role in the unfolding of the plot later on.
* BadAss: Uno, Lord and Lady Nemesis, Tycho, TheodoreRoosevelt, Saxton Hale, and that's [[LoadsandLoadsofCharacters just a few of them]].
* BadassSanta: In the fourth game after [[spoiler:Lex Luthor coordinated the attack on Santa's workshop which temporarily housed the Justice League]] and temporarily delayed Christmas, Santa decides [[LetsGetDangerous to take up the notch]] on the naughty list by making a live appearance [[spoiler: in blowing up Presidnt Luthor (who is being substituted by a robot-lookalike)]]. This was enough to scare a kid to be devoted to being on the nice list.
* BigBad
** The first game brought us Lord and Lady Nemesis. [[spoiler: They're Harry Potter and Hermione respectively, driven mad over the deaths of their best friend and the younger trio.]]
** In the second game, there wasn't a central bad guy.
** The third game first had Nicol Bolas, then Aku [[spoiler:, actually Demongo with both parts of Aku and Bolas' essences, and then Tycho.]]
** Game 4 has Nyarlathotep, [[spoiler:and Lord Nemesis, and then [[DoctorWho the Master]].]]
*** And [[spoiler: Schniezal el Britannia and Kane]] each have plans of their own, independent of both.
* ChekhovsGun: The Abbasid Sultanate is a minor one In game 4
* CloningBlues: Ob possesses a clone of [[spoiler:Korra]] in Game 4.
* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler: The third Earth, where South America has been torn by warfare, and to defeat the Orks in Africa, tons of nukes and chemical weapons were used.]]
* CurbstompBattle: The war between the Japanese Empire and Siluria in the fourth game. This frightened everyone else on Earth because the Japanese Empire was one of the most powerful countries in the world.
* DeaderThanDead: Nyarlathotep has been turned into data, ripped apart, and deleted in the fourth game.
* DragonAscendant: Played With. [[spoiler:The Master]] is the latest Big Bad, but he was the Evil Genius, not the Dragon.
* EvilVersusEvil: Aku versus Bolas in Game Three.
* ForeverWar: The war between the Draka on one side and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Bajor]] and [[{{Naruto}} Kumogakure]] on the other in Game 4 swiftly turned into one.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: In Game 4, [[spoiler:Kane]] goes from being a minor Soviet official to being the de facto leader of the Soviet Union after the Nemesis War .
** [[spoiler: It gets better, Kane now controls the entire Silurian Empire, due to a wish from a genie.]]
* HaremSeeker: Briefly, Aladdin in Game Four. This results in the page quote
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Captain Planet destroys a Dalek using the Power of Heart in Game Four.
* MegaCrossover: The entire point of the game.
** CrackFic: The typical conclusion of the mass [[MassTeleportation ISOTs]], as the page quote notes.
* KilledOffForReal: Several characters, such as [[spoiler: Korra]] in Game Four
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Happens to [[spoiler: Lady Nemesis]] in Game Four.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: The Cylons in game three.
** And much of game 4
* SealedEvilInACan: Lord Nemesis and his son end up with this courtesy of the Red Chains in the fourth game
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: In Game 4, this happens to [[spoiler: Korra]] courtesy of [[spoiler:Ob]]. Also counts as
** DemonicPossession: This
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: As a general rule, it is not uncommon for plotlines, characters, and whole countries to get lost, due to the collaborative nature of the games and their complexity. Examples of the last include the Province of Judea from the first game, and Pottsylvania from the second.
* [[WorldWarTwo World War II]]: Sort of. A "[[GloriousMotherRussia Great Patriotic War]]" of sorts is fought in the fourth game between a [[{{Literature/Fatherland}} Nazi Germany that already]] ''[[{{Literature/Fatherland}} won ]]'' [[{{Literature/Fatherland}} World War II]] and the [[SovietSuperScience Soviets from]] CommandAndConquerRedAlert, [[spoiler: which ends with both sides using AtomicHate against each other and the [[WorldWar Race]] cleaning up what's left of the Soviets.]]
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: The fourth game has one involving the Justice League, People's Heroes, Shadowpact, Torchwood, the Black Knights, the Unova Elite 4 and gym leaders, the staff of the Unseen Academy, and the Ankh-Morpork city guard fight against Lex Luthor, the inJustice League, Nyarlathotep, Ob, Xykon, and their undead and demon army.
** The Third game had the Wizards Four ([[Theatre/TheTempest Prospero]], [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]], and [[Literature/LandOfOz the Wizard of Oz]]) joining forces with [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Magneto and his Acolytes]] and [[SamuraiJack Aku and Demongo]] to (temporarily it turned out) defeat [[MagicTheGathering Nicol Bolas]], with inadvertent assistance from the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Cylons]] and [[TransformersTheMovie Junkions]].