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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Kokachin (after marrying Temujin/Alp) is kidnapped by another player. Alp's response? ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raise three armies and go get her back]]!!''

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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Kokachin (after marrying Temujin/Alp) is kidnapped by another player. Alp's response? ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raise ''Raise three armies and go get her back]]!!''back!''


'''Steppe''', written in 1972 by Creator/PiersAnthony, was not published in the US until 1985. It predicted many of the elements of the MMORPG.

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'''Steppe''', ''Steppe'', written in 1972 by Creator/PiersAnthony, was not published in the US until 1985. It predicted many of the elements of the MMORPG.


''{{Steppe}}'', written in 1972 by Creator/PiersAnthony, was not published in the US until 1985. It predicted many of the elements of the MMORPG.

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''{{Steppe}}'', [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/steppepiersanthony.jpeg]]
'''Steppe''',
written in 1972 by Creator/PiersAnthony, was not published in the US until 1985. It predicted many of the elements of the MMORPG.


* CovertPervert: Audience ratings are a large factor in determining the players final score when his part ends. The Machine flat-out tells Alp that audiences enjoy any illicit thrills they can get, brought on by the liberating setting of the Game and the fact that players have their awareness of the audience blocked out while they are actively playing.
* TheDeterminator: For Alp, losing the Game means expulsion back to the real world, where he will be sent back to the past to die at the bottom of a gorge.

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* CovertPervert: Audience ratings are a large factor in determining the players player's final score when his part ends. The Machine flat-out tells Alp that audiences enjoy any illicit thrills they can get, brought on by the liberating setting of the Game and the fact that players have their awareness of the audience blocked out while they are actively playing.
playing. Yes, that's right; in the future, millions of viewers will watch you have sex. [[{{Squick}} And you won't realize it until afterwards.]]
* TheDeterminator: For Alp, losing the Game means expulsion back to the real world, where he will be sent back to the past to die at the bottom of a gorge.



* SexyDiscretionShot: After Alp and Kokachin are reunited.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: After Alp and Kokachin are reunited.reunited.
* XanatosSpeedChess: FridgeLogic dictates that the Game Machine itself must be playing this at an incredible rate to ensure that the historical storyline takes place, while maintaining an illusion of free will for the players. See TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.


* FailureIsNotAnOption: For Alp, losing the Game means being expelled back to the real world, where he will be sent back to the past to die at the bottom of a gorge.

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* FailureIsNotAnOption: TheDeterminator: For Alp, losing the Game means being expelled expulsion back to the real world, where he will be sent back to the past to die at the bottom of a gorge.



* ForegoneConclusion: For anyone who ever studied Central Asian history [[spoiler:and knows that Jenghiz Qan aka Genghis Khan was born with the name Temujin]]. Regardless, it's a thrilling read.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: For anyone who ever studied Central Asian history [[spoiler:and knows that Jenghiz Qan aka Genghis Khan was born with the name Temujin]]. Regardless, it's a thrilling read.

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* CoolSword: Game Swords are electrical stunners which paralyze with a graze, and knock the player unconscious with a solid hit. Unconscious players are "killed" and out of the Game, unless they buy into a new part.


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* FailureIsNotAnOption: For Alp, losing the Game means being expelled back to the real world, where he will be sent back to the past to die at the bottom of a gorge.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: For anyone who ever studied Central Asian history [[spoiler:and knows that Jenghiz Qan aka Genghis Khan was born with the name Temujin]]. Regardless, it's a thrilling read.


* BadassCrew: Alp, Uga, and Pei-li in their first alliance. Alp (as Temujin), Qasar, Subotai, and Jelme later on.

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* BadassCrew: Alp, Uga, and Pei-li in their first alliance. Alp (as Temujin), Qasar, Borchu, Subotai, and Jelme later on.



* FireForgedFriends: Uga, the first player Alp meets in the Game, and Pei-li, Uga's aide, become this to him after an adventure in the China section of the Game.

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* FireForgedFriends: Uga, the first player Alp meets in the Game, and Pei-li, Uga's aide, become this to him after an adventure in the China section of the Game. Later, as the character Temujin, Alp makes a friend of Borchu, who helps him recover his stolen "horses" from a superior force and later becomes a general in his army.



* HubWorld: Alp's entry into the Game coincidentally seems to be in one of these. [[spoiler:It's not a coincidence; the Game Machine arranged for his arrival.]]
* ItWasHisSled: For anyone who has studied Central Asian history [[spoiler:and knows that Jenghiz Qan aka Genghis Khan was born with the name Temujin]]. Regardless, it's a thrilling read.

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* HubWorld: Alp's entry into the Game coincidentally seems to be in one of these. [[spoiler:It's not a coincidence; the Game Machine arranged for his arrival.]]
* ItWasHisSled: For anyone who has studied Central Asian history [[spoiler:and knows that Jenghiz Qan aka Genghis Khan was born with the name Temujin]]. Regardless, it's a thrilling read.
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: For anyone who has studied Central Asian history [[spoiler:and knows that Jenghiz Qan aka Genghis Khan was born with the name Temujin]]. Regardless, it's a thrilling read.
* MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRoleplayingGame: The Game is a live-action version. Players pay to enter parts, act them out, eventually die, then enter new parts if they were successful enough to have points left over. Minor parts are played by people who want to earn points for their first "good" character.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: ItWasHisSled: For anyone who has studied Central Asian history [[spoiler:and knows that Jenghiz Qan aka Genghis Khan was born with the name Temujin]]. Regardless, it's a thrilling read.
* MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRoleplayingGame: The Game of Steppe is a live-action version. Players pay to enter parts, act them out, eventually die, "die", then enter new parts if they were successful enough to have points left over. Minor parts are played by people who want to earn enough points for their first "good" character.

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* MrExposition: Munlik, "Temujin's" advisor, delivers a page-long political summary which all the characters should have known, but the readers did not.


* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Kokachin (after marrying Alp!Temujin) is kidnapped by another player. Alp's response? ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raise three armies and go get her back]]!!''

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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Kokachin (after marrying Alp!Temujin) Temujin/Alp) is kidnapped by another player. Alp's response? ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raise three armies and go get her back]]!!''


* FireForgedFriends: Uga, the first player Alp meets in the Game, and Pei-li, Uga's aide, become this to him after an adventure in the China section of the Game.

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* FireForgedFriends: Uga, the first player Alp meets in the Game, and Pei-li, Uga's aide, become this to him after an adventure in the China section of the Game.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Apparently cursing will decline in the future, if the best oath Alp can come up with ("in good Galactic slang") is "You crazy fool!"



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Alp arrives in the future ''sans'' clothes. He steals some and mentally comments on the endowments of the man he robs. Later, after having to ditch the stolen clothes, Alp starts knocking out and stripping everyone he meets, so there is a wave of nude people fleeing for cover to confuse the police.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Alp arrives in the future ''sans'' clothes. He steals some and mentally comments on the endowments of the man After escaping his abductors, he robs. Later, after having to ditch the stolen clothes, Alp starts knocking out and stripping everyone he meets, so there is a wave of nude people fleeing for cover to confuse the police.



* OverworldNotToScale: The Game-world is meant to be a representation of Earth, but it is spread across the whole Galaxy. Horses are one-man spaceships; rivers are dust-nebulae; star clusters represent mountain ranges.

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* OverworldNotToScale: Sort of; The Game-world is meant to be a representation of Earth, but it is spread across the whole Galaxy. Horses are one-man spaceships; rivers are dust-nebulae; star clusters represent mountain ranges. Players travel at light-speed from planet to planet to get to the Game-area of each world.



* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Koka (after marrying Alp!Temujin) is kidnapped by another player. Alp's response? ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raise three armies and go get her back]]!!''

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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Koka Kokachin (after marrying Alp!Temujin) is kidnapped by another player. Alp's response? ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raise three armies and go get her back]]!!''back]]!!''
* SexyDiscretionShot: After Alp and Kokachin are reunited.


* AnAdventurerIsYou: In-universe, this is the main reason for the contemporary Galactic players to be in the Game; it lets them experience the thrills of battle and life in a different time without actual risk. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Alp's friends Uga and Pei-Li contract this as the Game reaches its final stages [[spoiler:and one of them must become Jenghiz Qan.]]

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Alp's friends Uga and Pei-Li Pei-li contract this as the Game reaches its final stages [[spoiler:and one of them must become Jenghiz Qan.]]



* FireForgedFriends: Uga, the first player Alp meets in the Game, and Pei-Li, his aide, become this to him after an adventure in the China section of the Game.

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* FireForgedFriends: Uga, the first player Alp meets in the Game, and Pei-Li, his Pei-li, Uga's aide, become this to him after an adventure in the China section of the Game.


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* HubWorld: Alp's entry into the Game coincidentally seems to be in one of these. [[spoiler:It's not a coincidence; the Game Machine arranged for his arrival.]]


Added DiffLines:

* OverworldNotToScale: The Game-world is meant to be a representation of Earth, but it is spread across the whole Galaxy. Horses are one-man spaceships; rivers are dust-nebulae; star clusters represent mountain ranges.

Added DiffLines:

* MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRoleplayingGame: The Game is a live-action version. Players pay to enter parts, act them out, eventually die, then enter new parts if they were successful enough to have points left over. Minor parts are played by people who want to earn points for their first "good" character.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Alp arrives in the future ''sans'' clothes. He steals some and mentally comments on the endowments of the man he robs. Later, after having to ditch the stolen clothes, Alp starts knocking out and stripping everyone he meets, so there is a wave of nude people fleeing for cover to confuse the police.

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