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For questions about metaplots in tabletop role-playing games, typically referring to the overarching storyline that connects events in the official continuity of an RPG. Metaplots in RPGs consist of more than just a single campaign or connected pair of adventures, often spanning multiple published adventures and sometimes including other media such as novels and short stories. (Metaplots exist in other media as well, such as films and video games.)

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How can I read the Old World of Darkness metaplot?

World of Darkness has an extensive, long running over-arching narrative. This metaplot isn't encapsulated in chronicle books or easily digestible summaries. I imagine players would have been exposed ...
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Seeking player-oriented summary of Hoard of the Dragon Queen

Much like in this question, my players have just finished Curse of Strahd and are about to embark on Rise of Tiamat. Rise is the second part of a two-part series, and allows that the players may not ...
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Why does Vampire: The Masquerade have clans that are made or supposed to be unplayable?

If you play a Sabbat chronicle set in 2017, you can't play Tremere antitribu, because they don't exist anymore: "can't play" means "all Storytellers I asked would disallow such a thing due to Metaplot"...
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Why do RPGs have metaplots?

Lacking a more definitive source, I'm working from the metaplot article on Wikipedia, which says, in part, that The metaplot is the overarching storyline that binds together events in the official ...
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What is the order in which published D&D 5e adventures (up to TftYP) should be played?

The list of published D&D 5e adventures, by the time this question was asked, was: Starter Set - Lost Mines of Phandelver | 1-4 | July 15, 2014 Tyranny of Dragons - Hoard of the Dragon Queen | ...
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Engel metaplot summary?

Could someone sum up briefly (or provide a link to a similarly brief summary of), please, the metaplot of Engel, a German-language RPG (whose English translation was published by one of White Wolf's ...
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