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The Clan Of The Gray Wolf is a group of people (a "clan") who produce video review shows and blogs that focus on both Video Games and Tabletop Games, as well as other "geek-related media". They are also a part of That Guy With The Glasses, Retroware TV and Reviewtopia.
The members of the group are:
- Commodore128 aka "The Commodore" (ding-ding!), who hosts the "Echo Screen" Podcast along with the other members, as well as starring in the "Painful Memories in Gaming" video segments. He has his own blog on the website.
- Roo, who hosts "The Way Games Work" and "16-Bit Gems" video shows and co-stars in the "Painful Memories in Gaming" videos. He also has his own blog on the website.
- Boomer, the resident Tabletop Games geek. Though he has no specific video review segment, he does occasionally do vlogs of various conventions such as GenCon with Roo, as well as interviews with creators of various tools (such as iPhone apps) that help with tabletop gaming. As you might have guessed, he has his own blog on the website.
Clan of the Gray Wolf provides examples of:
- Accentuate the Negative: Averted. Many of the blogs and video reviews, especially "16-Bit Gems", tend to focus primarily on the positive aspects of a work.
- Catch Phrase: "There is no reset button." Said by both the Commodore (ding-ding!) and Roo at the end of the Podcasts and "16-Bit Gems" videos.
- Crossover: Roo swapped shows with Heisanevilgenius of Weird Video Games for one episode.
- Documentary: Roo's occasional "The Way Games Work" videos on how console hardware (such as controllers) work.
- Hypocritical Humor: Whenever piracy is mentioned in any "16-bit Gems" review. Roo has a tendency to say he doesn't encourage piracy, while indirectly showing that it may be helpful or even completely necessary to pirate the reviewed game in order to play it.
- Informed Flaw: Roo constantly emphasizes how bad he is at pronouncing Japanese names. He seems to be doing it on purpose though.
- Jump Scare: Does two during his review of Clock Tower.
- Non-Indicative Name: The Clan of the Gray Wolf is only a clan in the loosest sense, and doesn't have anything to do with actual wolves (gray or otherwise).
- Once Per Episode: See Catch Phrase above.
- Once a Season: The site has an annual Rock Band marathon for Child's Play every November.
- Sanity Slippage: Roo has a massive case after viewing We Are the Strange for his cameo on Brows Held High.
- Shown Their Work: Roo does lots of research for every game featured in 16-bit gems.