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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.
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."''
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