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Thief: The Dark Project and Thief Gold Edit

Quote List bedroll in the basketball court of A Keeper's Training.

In-Jokes Edit

List the names of developer team members as characters mentioned in in-game texts as cameos.

References Edit

Literary, Theatrical, Music, & Movie References seen and heard.

- A guard whistles "If I Only Had a Brain" from the motion picture musical The Wizard of Oz.

- Lovecraftian Great Old Ones in Karath-Din

- Dragonslayer in Karath-Din

  • In M9BOOK.STR there's a reference to the Dragonslayer movie. In the movie, an elderly servant Hodge (Sydney Bromley) dies, making to say that Urland's ashes must be spread over "burning water". In M9BOOK.STR, there's a passage about a Keeper called Hodge that died, and his last words were "burning water".

- If I had a Hammer...

  • In the mission Strange Bedfellows, you can find a book which says: "Hadst I a hammer, wouldst I hammer in the morning. Wouldst I hammer in the evening, all over this land." This is a reference to the opening lyrics of the song "If I had a Hammer".

- Tomb Raider

  • In the mission Down In The Bonehoard, when Garrett enters the Bonehoard, he says, Time to... Raid some tombs...

Thief Gold Only Edit

Quote List bedroll in the basketball court of A Keeper's Training.

The Blooper Reel behind-the-scenes mission.

In-Jokes Edit

List the names of developer team members as characters mentioned in in-game texts as cameos.

References Edit

Literary, Theatrical, Music, & Movie References seen and heard.

- Lupin Thief

  • Two guards in "The Mage Towers" speak of Bradwort, who was caught stealing lupins from the mages. This is a reference to the Monty Python skit "Dennis Moore".

- Gilbert & Sullivan

  • In "Song Of The Caverns", Raoul will sing various snatches of tunes, including a few Gilbert & Sullivan songs, such as "An English Tar is a Souring Soul" from HMS Pinafore.

Thief: The Metal Age Edit

- Changing Madame Volari's appointment list M02B14.str to M02BB14.str in Shipping... and Receiving.

- The dancing zombies outside the wall of Shoalsgate Station at the beginning of Framed.

- The eight-hour wait for the time vault in First City Bank & Trust to open itself.

- The Quote List in Sabotage at Soulforge.

In-Jokes Edit

List the names of developer team members as characters mentioned in in-game texts as cameos.

- In Shipping... and Receiving, T.M. Blackheart is named after the real Thomas M. Blackheart, playtester and musician, and the music recording on the wax cylinder is his own composition.

References Edit

Literary, Theatrical, Music, & Movie References seen and heard.

- It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World in Ambush!

  • To the south, next to the canal off of Helena Way, there is a wooden "W" on a wall, with three torches. In the canal below the "W" is a coin purse.
  • Plagiarizing Azal's explanation: In the 1963 movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, the character Smiler Grogan buried a large amount of money beneath a mysterious "Big W", and the big race for the hidden fortune formed the basis of the movie.

- Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll in Casing the Joint and Masks

  • The frumious bandersnatch in M12B18/M13B18 is an invention by Carroll.

Thief: Deadly Shadows Edit


In-Jokes Edit

List the names of developer team members as characters mentioned in in-game texts as cameos.

- all portraits in the game show members of the T3 development team (they are located here: YourPathToThief3\Thief3\CONTENT\T3\PCTextures\DynamicallyLoaded)

In Weildstrom Museum, one of the wax cylinders contains a sound file that samples the original "Horn of Quintus" loop heard in "Down in the Bonehoard" back in Thief: The Dark Project.

References Edit

Literary, Theatrical, Music, & Movie References seen and heard.

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