Well, the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) blockchain explorer is up and running now, but when I entered a public address from one of my Bitcoin paper wallets that had Bitcoin on it at the time of the alleged fork/snapshot in October, an error message is coming back effectively stating that not only are there no BTG funds on the wallet, but that there never were any on it. I also attempted to sweep the same paper wallet through the BTG wallet for the Coinomi wallet application, and the exact same error message appeared.
I did remove the actual Bitcoin from my paper wallets following the time of the alleged fork/snapshot for BTG, but the BTG balances - if there were any balances - should show up through the blockchain explorer. I know that with the Bitcoin Cash fork, my BCH coins were all showing up on the separately respective BCH blockchain explorer both before and after I had removed the actual Bitcoin from them.
So my first guess here is that this whole Bitcoin Gold thing is a nice little scam and that there never was any so-called "snapshot" made of any public addresses; and that no BTG was ever allocated to those public addresses. If there had been, then at least a "history" of those funds being on the wallets should show up through the blockchain explorer regardless of whether maybe the funds could have gotten stolen through some alleged "replay attack."
SCAM, SCAM, SCAM, Bitcoin Gold! I'll never think any different at this point...