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19th Apr '17 4:29:07 PM Onlythrice
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' features a codex similar to ''Mass Effect'' and ''Dragon Age'', tailored to the needs of a professional monster hunter. It gives geopolitical and historical details, how to kill monsters and [[TwentyBearAsses what components can be harvested from them]], and a list of major characters Geralt meets in his travels.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' features a codex similar to ''Mass Effect'' and ''Dragon Age'', tailored to the needs of a professional monster hunter. It gives geopolitical and historical details, [[MonsterCompendium how to kill monsters monsters]] and [[TwentyBearAsses what components can be harvested from them]], and a list of major characters Geralt meets in his travels.
21st Feb '17 5:55:50 PM eroock
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6th Feb '17 9:33:44 PM naturalironist
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* Every chapter in the ''Literature/NursureyCrime'' series begins this way. The first book uses quotes from various local newspapers, while the second book draws exclusively from ''The Bumper Book of Berkshire Records''.
3rd Feb '17 4:29:32 PM Xtifr
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* Charles Sheffield's ''Summertide'' (book 1 of the Heritage Universe) has excerpts from Lang's Catalogue of Builder Artifacts to explain the mysterious structures mentioned throughout the book. Extra points to the fact that the author of the catalogue is a main character.
* TheGrimnoirChronicles uses quotes from a variety of sources at the beginning of each chapter. Some are from or about characters in the books, but many just fill in details of the world, such as UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt dying in combat against the Kaiser's zombies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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* Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's ''Summertide'' (book 1 of the Heritage Universe) has excerpts from Lang's Catalogue of Builder Artifacts to explain the mysterious structures mentioned throughout the book. Extra points to the fact that the author of the catalogue is a main character.
* TheGrimnoirChronicles Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles uses quotes from a variety of sources at the beginning of each chapter. Some are from or about characters in the books, but many just fill in details of the world, such as UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt dying in combat against the Kaiser's zombies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
26th Jan '17 7:25:41 PM PaulA
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->''"In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch-Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great [[{{Foundation}} Encyclopaedia Galactica]] as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects. First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover."''

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->''"In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch-Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great [[{{Foundation}} Encyclopaedia Galactica]] Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects. First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover."''
14th Jan '17 5:56:47 PM mrponeis
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14th Jan '17 5:54:29 PM mrponeis
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*''Manga/{{One Piece}}'' brought up such exorts when presenting Little Garden and a ship falling from the sky
14th Dec '16 12:44:02 AM PaulA
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* Each of Creator/DavidEddings' books opens with a short piece of narrative taken from historical records, history books, or religious doctrines within the context of the story. These serve to establish the setting and bring the reader up to speed, sometimes serving as a roundabout recap or providing context for the events. For instance, the first book of ''Literature/TheTamuli'' trilogy starts with a record from the Tamuli government summarizing the events in the previous trilogy, ''Literature/TheElenium''; the fictive author shows a great deal of secularism by dismissing cases of divine or supernatural influence as superstitious exaggeration, and criticizes unfamiliar government practices such as voting or female rulers. The second recaps more events but is explicitly written by a different author while part of the same record and calls into question the previous chapter's take on things.

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* Each of Creator/DavidEddings' books opens with a short piece of narrative taken from historical records, history books, or religious doctrines within the context of the story. These serve to establish the setting and bring the reader up to speed, sometimes serving as a roundabout recap or providing context for the events. For instance, ''Literature/DomesOfFire'', the first book of ''Literature/TheTamuli'' trilogy trilogy, starts with a record from the Tamuli government summarizing the events in the previous trilogy, ''Literature/TheElenium''; the fictive author shows a great deal of secularism by dismissing cases of divine or supernatural influence as superstitious exaggeration, and criticizes unfamiliar government practices such as voting or female rulers. The second second, ''Literature/TheShiningOnes'', recaps more events but is explicitly written by a different author while part of the same record and calls into question the previous chapter's take on things.
29th Sep '16 3:37:51 PM eroock
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->''In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch-Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great [[{{Foundation}} Encyclopaedia Galactica]] as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects. First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.''

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->''In ->''"In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch-Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great [[{{Foundation}} Encyclopaedia Galactica]] as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects. First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.''"''
30th Jun '16 9:35:54 PM PaulA
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* Each of Creator/DavidEddings' books opens with a short piece of narrative taken from historical records, history books, or religious doctrines within the context of the story. These serve to establish the setting and bring the reader up to speed, sometimes serving as a roundabout recap or providing context for the events. For instance, the first book of the ''[[Literature/TheElenium Tamuli'' trilogy starts with a record from the Tamuli government summarizing the events in the previous series; the fictive author shows a great deal of secularism by dismissing cases of divine or supernatural influence as superstitious exaggeration, and derisively criticizes unfamiliar government practices such as voting or female rulers. The second recaps more events but is explicitly written by a different author while part of the same record and calls into question the previous chapter's take on things.
** Strictly speaking, the author of the first book's recap is not ''exactly'' derisive in his description of voting (or rather, of voting in the specific context he's talking about): he says that it is odd, but goes on to note that since the members of the group that uses the system are supposed to be celibate, there isn't any non-offensive way to make the leadership hereditary anyway.

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* Each of Creator/DavidEddings' books opens with a short piece of narrative taken from historical records, history books, or religious doctrines within the context of the story. These serve to establish the setting and bring the reader up to speed, sometimes serving as a roundabout recap or providing context for the events. For instance, the first book of the ''[[Literature/TheElenium Tamuli'' ''Literature/TheTamuli'' trilogy starts with a record from the Tamuli government summarizing the events in the previous series; trilogy, ''Literature/TheElenium''; the fictive author shows a great deal of secularism by dismissing cases of divine or supernatural influence as superstitious exaggeration, and derisively criticizes unfamiliar government practices such as voting or female rulers. The second recaps more events but is explicitly written by a different author while part of the same record and calls into question the previous chapter's take on things.
** Strictly speaking, the author of the first book's recap is not ''exactly'' derisive in his description of voting (or rather, of voting in the specific context he's talking about): he says that it is odd, but goes on to note that since the members of the group that uses the system are supposed to be celibate, there isn't any non-offensive way to make the leadership hereditary anyway.
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