Thursday, April 7, 2011

TMGS: A Scooby Doo Hoax?

Every so often, I Google "Maimed God's Saga" and even still "Saleron's Gambit" just to see what, if anything, is being said about them. My last search produced this link to the TV Tropes and Idioms page Nemorem recently mentioned. Scroll down to the video games portion to see that someone felt compelled to add TMGS to the page for the Scooby Doo Hoax... except that they then say it really doesn't fit at all.

For those who care, the Scooby Doo Hoax is when an area with purported supernatural activity is eventually found to be rife with earthly criminal activity that is using the supernatural legends as a mask to hide the criminals' true nature. I can see how a player may initially think that's what will be revealed in Navatranaasu, but no, that's not the truth behind the town's mystery.

Now, there are tropes galore in TMGS... How about The Treacherous Quest Giver? How about the Well Intentioned Extremist? I could probably find a hundred that fit.


Kamal said...

But TMGS is included there as saying it looks like it's going to be a Scooby Doo, but then it turns out not to be.

Tiberius209 said...

Oh, I know that. In fact, the lasts entence of the first paragraph admits they basically said it didn't fit.

I don't think the main point of my post came through, probably because I didn't actually say it. I'm actually intrigued and frankly a little flattered that somebody actually commented on my campaign in such a way. Those types of sites mostly only draw comments on official games.

Scooby Doo Backpacks said...

Scooby Doooooooooooooooooo is where it's at!

I love this show since I was like 2. I actually heard that there
coming out with a new movie later this October. Ugh I can't wait.

Love the website, it nice to see I'm not the only person out there who can't live without
good old Scooby Doo!