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Since Wheel has several different international versions...if there\'s anything we want to add about those versions, where should that info go? This page seems already pretty cramped as it is.
I think the examples of Complacent Gaming Syndrome (on the YMMV page) count as non-YMMV in this case, since they're observable patterns within the work itself. Only, since it's a game show, neither of the "magic words" make any sense. ?????
Oh hey, there's a new thing.
Arguably the last two examples were different tropes entirely, but I don't know which ones so I am moving them here:
Wouldn't those still be Complacent Gaming Syndrome, since the contestants are making the same move every time (i.e., always calling N, G, I first if it's What Are You Doing?).
The Event letters is Complacent Gaming Syndrome, IMO, though it is good strategy because of "Complacent Clue Syndrome."
The first one was simply sound strategy for that era. If, by definition, there is always gonna be a spelled-out "AND," then those three letters are guaranteed hits — you wouldn't lose your turn guessing them and likely would get help with the rest of the puzzle.
So would they fit under any other trope? I don't see how going from AND to the ampersand is any different than going from "What do you want to play for in the bonus round?" "$25,000!" to a forced random prize draw in the Bonus Round.
I very highly doubt the examples under Chuck Cunningham Syndrome belong there. I think we need a Trope that deals with retired game-show elements.
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