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Roleplay: Fictional ISOT Map Game
"JFK, Lelouch vi Britannia, Rory Williams, and Aang all going to kill Aladdin. Only on AH.com."
Dumanios on FISOT IV

The Fictional ISOT Map Game (also known as its initials FISOT) series is 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 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 Crack Fic 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: [1]. The second [2], third[3], and fourth[4] games are on the same website, while there's also a story only thread here: [5]. Note that you need to be a member of the site to read them.


Tropes that appear in the FISOT game series:

  • Alternate History Wank: 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.
  • Alternate History Screw: 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.
  • Apocalypse Cult: The Church of the Changer of the Ways in Game One.
  • Apocalypse How: Regional Type 4 is inflicted on Africa in Game Three to destroy the damn Orks.
  • Arabian Nights Days: The Abbasid Caliphate from Arabian Nights appears in FISOT4. While they are rapidly (i.e. within six months) curb-stomped by the Race, genies later play a major role in the unfolding of the plot later on.
  • Bad Ass: Uno, Lord and Lady Nemesis, Tycho, Theodore Roosevelt, Saxton Hale, and that's just a few of them.
  • Badass Santa: In the fourth game after Lex Luthor coordinated the attack on Santa's workshop which temporarily housed the Justice League and temporarily delayed Christmas, Santa decides to take up the notch on the naughty list by making a live appearance 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.
  • Big Bad
    • The first game brought us Lord and Lady Nemesis. 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 , actually Demongo with both parts of Aku and Bolas' essences, and then Tycho.
    • Game 4 has Nyarlathotep, and Lord Nemesis, and then the Master.
      • And Schniezal el Britannia and Kane each have plans of their own, independent of both.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Abbasid Sultanate is a minor one In game 4
  • Cloning Blues: Ob possesses a clone of Korra in Game 4.
  • Crapsack World: 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.
  • Curbstomp Battle: 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.
  • Deader than Dead: Nyarlathotep has been turned into data, ripped apart, and deleted in the fourth game.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Played With. The Master is the latest Big Bad, but he was the Evil Genius, not the Dragon.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Aku versus Bolas in Game Three.
  • Forever War: The war between the Draka on one side and Bajor and Kumogakure on the other in Game 4 swiftly turned into one.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: In Game 4, Kane goes from being a minor Soviet official to being the de facto leader of the Soviet Union after the Nemesis War .
    • It gets better, Kane now controls the entire Silurian Empire, due to a wish from a genie.
  • Harem Seeker: Briefly, Aladdin in Game Four. This results in the page quote
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Captain Planet destroys a Dalek using the Power of Heart in Game Four.
  • Mega Crossover: The entire point of the game.
    • Crack Fic: The typical conclusion of the mass ISOTs, as the page quote notes.
  • Killed Off for Real: Several characters, such as Korra in Game Four
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Happens to Lady Nemesis in Game Four.
  • Orcus on His Throne: The Cylons in game three.
    • And much of game 4
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Lord Nemesis and his son end up with this courtesy of the Red Chains in the fourth game
  • Split Personality Takeover: In Game 4, this happens to Korra courtesy of Ob. Also counts as
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: 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.
  • World War II: Sort of. A "Great Patriotic War" of sorts is fought in the fourth game between a Nazi Germany that already won World War II and the Soviets from Command & Conquer: Red Alert, which ends with both sides using Atomic Hate against each other and the Race cleaning up what's left of the Soviets.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: 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.
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alternative title(s): FISOT; Fictional ISOT Map Game
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