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Tragic the Garnering

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Tragic the Garnering
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Value$ 50
Prototype ID00000304
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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Well, Tragic the Garnering isn’t just a game -- it’s an obsession. Not a cologne, either. Some think that the way it changes a person’s life is tragic, but they just don’t understand.

Wooz

Tragic the Garnering is a pre-War collectible card game.[1] The cards are quest items in Fallout 2.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Like many collectible card games, the buyer must collect an number of cards that our bought from boxes of cards or traded with other players.[2] and then assemble a deck to battle against another player.[3] Wooz, the Gecko bartender is probably the only person left who knows how to play it.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Known cards are Vox Muby, and Black Dahlia. One of the kinds of cards in the game is called Earths.
  • Tragic players are not looked kindly upon, both in pre- and post-War society.[4]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Tragic the Garnering is a parody of Magic: the Gathering. Even the names of cards are similar - Vox Muby is an equivalent of Mox Ruby, Black Dahlia of Black Lotus and 'Earths' are the equivalent of 'Lands'.
  • Wooz's remark that it's 'not a cologne' is a reference to the Calvin Klein brand of cologne: 'Obsession'.[3]

References

  1. Fallout 2 item description: "{30400}{}{Deck of "Tragic" Cards}"
    "{30401}{}{This is a deck of cards for a collectible card game. Looks like it could be an expensive hobby if you got hooked.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. The Chosen One: "{143}{}{I want to trade.}"
    Wooz: "{150}{}{Trade? I’m always ready to trade Tragic cards. I’ve got a couple of old Vox Mubies, a Black Dahlia, and some Rare Earths.}"
    Wooz: "{151}{}{I suppose you just want to trade stuff, huh?}"
    (GCWOOZ.MSG)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Chosen One: "{212}{}{Tell me more about this Tragic the Garnering.}"
    Wooz: "{340}{}{Well, Tragic the Garnering isn’t just a game -- it’s an obsession. Not a cologne, either. Some think that the way it changes a person’s life is tragic, but they just don’t understand.}"
    The Chosen One: "{341}{}{Uh huh.}"
    Wooz: "{360}{}{No, really. It’s wonderful. You should play. Just once. The first box of cards is free. A little something from me to you.}"
    The Chosen One: "{361}{}{Thanks. Hey, these look great. (you tear the wrapping off) Mmm, I just love that smell.}"
    The Chosen One: "{381}{}{Sure, but you’re going to have to show me how.}"
    Wooz: "{390}{}{Well, it’s simple, really. Even someone dumb can understand it. First, you build a play deck out of the cards that you have, and then you…}"
    The Chosen One: "{391}{}{Uh, huh. You say you deal to the third player unless it’s Thursday? OK, I think I’ve got it now. Let’s play.}"
    Wooz: "{400}{}{You won? Fuck you! I need a ruling on that. You just got lucky, this time. This deck of mine just didn’t work. I’ve got to build a better one.}"
    The Chosen One: "{401}{}{Thanks for the cards, Wooz. And I thought you knew how to play this game? I guess you’re dumb.}"
    (GCWOOZ.MSG)
  4. Suspicious Terminal, HR E-mail 11/08/2023