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Thread: prove, we were meant to be THIEF fans

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    prove, we were meant to be THIEF fans



    so this was my first big lego set that i could chose by myself in the early 90s, I stumbled over this box in a youtube video were they showed all the lego knight fortress sets ever released. HERE (it's on german)

    What i found very interesting is, I remember that the box art was so interesting to me because of that little hiding thief in the right bottom corner of it and that he was my favorite figure/character while playing with this set. I mostly made up scenarios where the thief secretly knocked out or trapped the guards and stole the treasure or freed the prisoner (the set had a dungeon in the middle)...It's really funny that I already played the thief scenario we love so much today years before the thief games were even in production. by the way, the lego thief also lost one eye

    So do you taffers have any childhood memories that show that already before thief you had a preference for scenarios, games, playing, characters like that?

    For me it was of course batman (today i have a 300+ pieces collection including very limited figures etc. and this love started way before thief)
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    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Lille, France
    When I was a kid I was fond of the Playmobil Knights. I dreamt to get the castle but never did...

    And there was "Saboteur" :



    That was my first stealth game experience. A lean guy getting paid for a mission, avoiding guards (or killing/knocking them out), cameras, switches, ladders, crates, undergrounds.... and strong colours.... You got it.

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    Registered: Feb 2010
    Location: Switzerland
    ah yeah great example, this remembered me of this, i played it on gameboy, still way before thief


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    Nope. Thief was the game I never knew I wanted.

    In CRPGs I used to play wizards first and foremost, though I did also enjoy the little bit of burglary you do with the Thief character in Hero's Quest. It was the first game I played where you have to stealthily sneak into houses at night and pawn your loot later.

    With Thief it probably also helped a little that I'm a fan of film noir and trickster types of characters who cause mischief -- Loki, the Coyote, the Fox etc. I used to read American myths and fairy tales a lot as a child and I used to have a set of records with Uncle Remus tales.

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    Location: Slovakia - Zemplín region
    Quote Originally Posted by Supremcee View Post


    so this was my first big lego set that i could chose by myself in the early 90s, I stumbled over this box in a youtube video were they showed all the lego knight fortress sets ever released. HERE (it's on german)

    What i found very interesting is, I remember that the box art was so interesting to me because of that little hiding thief in the right bottom corner of it and that he was my favorite figure/character while playing with this set. I mostly made up scenarios where the thief secretly knocked out or trapped the guards and stole the treasure or freed the prisoner (the set had a dungeon in the middle)...It's really funny that I already played the thief scenario we love so much today years before the thief games were even in production. by the way, the lego thief also lost one eye

    So do you taffers have any childhood memories that show that already before thief you had a preference for scenarios, games, playing, characters like that?

    For me it was of course batman (today i have a 300+ pieces collection including very limited figures etc. and this love started way before thief)

    As someone with a huge soft sport for 1990s LEGO sets, particularly the Castle range, I can sympathise.

    These were very stimulating to a kid's imagination. Might have been one of my early impulses to get into learning about older history. My interest in a game like Thief many years later came from that, but in that more roundabout way.

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    Registered: Jul 2019
    The first real game series I ever played was Sly Cooper, got the first game as a birthday gift. Thievery was ingrained in me from that age, though I didn't get into Thief until I played Thief 2014 (and kinda hated it, even as a non-Thief fan), and then eventually The Dark Project in probably... 2015?

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    Registered: Feb 2010
    Location: Switzerland
    Quote Originally Posted by Petike the Taffer View Post
    As someone with a huge soft sport for 1990s LEGO sets, particularly the Castle range, I can sympathise.

    These were very stimulating to a kid's imagination. Might have been one of my early impulses to get into learning about older history. My interest in a game like Thief many years later came from that, but in that more roundabout way.
    yeah totally, I remember building this castle after the manual, and right after that rebuilding it with my own twist and other lego parts.....but the thief always got me

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenbeat View Post
    The first real game series I ever played was Sly Cooper, got the first game as a birthday gift. Thievery was ingrained in me from that age, though I didn't get into Thief until I played Thief 2014 (and kinda hated it, even as a non-Thief fan), and then eventually The Dark Project in probably... 2015?
    Sly Cooper was this blue clothes animal thing right? Very interesting way of coming to thief first game for you Thief 2014 and then in 2015 the original one...very unique

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    Registered: Sep 2012
    For me there wasn't really 'Thief' before I even encountered the Thief series.
    Encountering the Thief series for the first time was remarkable - the first encounter with the series was by playing Thief 3 , and a few years after - I started playing Thief 1, Thief 2, Thievery and The Dark Mod.
    I associate alot of memories to scenes from these games - they all have this cozy feeling when playing them and a dimension of realism with a fantasy that is not too hardcore but reasonably understandable, given all these factors the Thief series and the mods that span around it are really a gem.

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