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22nd Nov '17 1:58:11 PM nombretomado
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* By the same author, ''FanFic/{{Renegade}}'' features Codex entries in line with those from ''Franchise/MassEffect'', to better explain how [[FusionFic the addition]] of [[CommandAndConquerTiberium Tiberium]] to the setting has made things very different.

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* By the same author, ''FanFic/{{Renegade}}'' features Codex entries in line with those from ''Franchise/MassEffect'', to better explain how [[FusionFic the addition]] of [[CommandAndConquerTiberium [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Tiberium]] to the setting has made things very different.
7th Nov '17 2:36:16 PM rosvicl
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** Also subverted; sometimes the Guide's entries are full of non-sequitirs and gags completely irrelevant to the story. Sometimes these are never mentioned again, and sometimes they become plot-critical {{brick joke}}s as a double-subversion.

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** Also subverted; sometimes the Guide's entries are full of non-sequitirs non-sequiturs and gags completely irrelevant to the story. Sometimes these are never mentioned again, and sometimes they become plot-critical {{brick joke}}s as a double-subversion.
13th Oct '17 1:59:02 AM PaulA
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* Pournelle's ''Literature/CoDominium'' series uses this trope. In ''Falkenberg's Legion'', it is used sparingly, with about 3-4 entries in the work. Latter novels ''Go Tell the Spartans'' and ''Prince of Sparta'' have excerpts from a number of sources, including essays, news reports, and even letters, in the beginning of each chapter. In ''The Mote in God's Eye'', excerpts appear when characters decide to look them up on their [=PDAs=], and flow smoothly with the narration.

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* Pournelle's ''Literature/CoDominium'' series uses this trope. series:
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In ''Falkenberg's Legion'', ''Literature/FalkenbergsLegion'', it is used sparingly, with about 3-4 entries in the work. Latter novels ''Go Tell the Spartans'' and ''Prince of Sparta'' have excerpts from a number of sources, including essays, news reports, and even letters, in the beginning of each chapter. chapter.
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In ''The Mote in God's Eye'', ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'', excerpts appear when characters decide to look them up on their [=PDAs=], and flow smoothly with the narration.
11th Oct '17 7:38:49 AM NathanielIrvin
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* Orson Scott Card does this in ''Literature/EndersGame'' and ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead''.
6th Oct '17 3:21:41 PM Abodos
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* The Logbook scans in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series.

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* The Logbook scans in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series.''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy''.
17th Jul '17 9:22:47 AM MrUnderhill
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* In ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'', [[PlayingWithATrope there's no formal encyclopedia,]] but a sufficient collection of items can serve the same purpose through [[StoryBreadcrumbs item descriptions,]] encouraging players to [[GottaCatchThemAll collect everything that's not nailed down]] for the insight it gives into the setting, even if it's not compatible with their build or [[JokeItem just plain useless]] gameplay-wise.

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* In ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'', ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[PlayingWithATrope there's no formal encyclopedia,]] but a sufficient collection of items can serve the same purpose through [[StoryBreadcrumbs item descriptions,]] encouraging players to [[GottaCatchThemAll collect everything that's not nailed down]] for the insight it gives into the setting, even if it's not compatible with their build or [[JokeItem just plain useless]] gameplay-wise.
17th Jul '17 9:22:24 AM MrUnderhill
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* In ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'', [[PlayingWithATrope there's no formal encyclopedia,]] but a sufficient collection of items can serve the same purpose through [[StoryBreadcrumbs item descriptions,]] encouraging players to [[GottaCatchThemAll collect everything that's not nailed down]] for the insight it gives into the setting, even if it's not compatible with their build or [[JokeItem just plain useless]] gameplay-wise.
9th May '17 12:06:44 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Goombella in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' carries a book with information on every enemy and boss encounter in the game, including their stats, regardless of how improbable it may be to have this information or if their stats have recently changed. For instance, it has information on the Z-Yux, a SuperPrototype created during the events of the game; on Wizzerds, ancient lost technology forgotten to everyone until Mario explores where they're located; and on Bowser, of which while a reference book on enemies in the Mushroom World should have ''something'' on Bowser, shouldn't have exactly what abilities he has at the moment Mario fights him with nothing more and nothing less.
9th May '17 12:04:28 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Goombella in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' carries a book with information on every enemy and boss encounter in the game, including their stats, regardless of how improbable it may be to have this information or if their stats have recently changed. It has information on the Yux line of enemies, for instance, even though the X-Nauts had just created these when the game begins and a SuperPrototype, the Z-Yux, was created during the events of the game; and of Bowser, of which while a reference book on enemies in the Mushroom World should have ''something'' on Bowser, shouldn't have exactly what abilities he has at the moment Mario fights him with nothing more and nothing less.

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* Goombella in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' carries a book with information on every enemy and boss encounter in the game, including their stats, regardless of how improbable it may be to have this information or if their stats have recently changed. It For instance, it has information on the Yux line of enemies, for instance, even though the X-Nauts had just created these when the game begins and a SuperPrototype, the Z-Yux, was a SuperPrototype created during the events of the game; on Wizzerds, ancient lost technology forgotten to everyone until Mario explores where they're located; and of on Bowser, of which while a reference book on enemies in the Mushroom World should have ''something'' on Bowser, shouldn't have exactly what abilities he has at the moment Mario fights him with nothing more and nothing less.
9th May '17 11:59:50 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Goombella in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' carries a book with information on every enemy and boss encounter in the game, including their stats, regardless of how improbable it may be to have this information or if their stats have recently changed. It has information on the Yux line of enemies, for instance, even though the X-Nauts had just created these when the game begins and a SuperPrototype, the Z-Yux, was created during the events of the game; and of Bowser, of which while a reference book on enemies in the Mushroom World should have ''something'' on Bowser, shouldn't have exactly what abilities he has at the moment Mario fights him with nothing more and nothing less.
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