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13th Aug '17 9:32:37 AM Spindriver
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' magazine ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' usually doesn't indulge in this, but one series of articles about Wood Elves called "Winter Comes To The Forest" from a few years ago reveled in it.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' magazine ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' usually doesn't indulge in this, but one series of articles about Wood Elves called "Winter Comes To The Forest" from a few years ago reveled revelled in it.



* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' favours sidebars or box-outs (depending on edition) rather than footnotes, but the GURPS-based ''Literature/{{Discworld}} Roleplaying Game'' includes footnotes in order to better emulate its source material. It ''also'' has sidebars, and even footnotes in the sidebars.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' favours sidebars or box-outs (depending on edition) rather than footnotes, but the GURPS-based ''Literature/{{Discworld}} Roleplaying Game'' ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' includes footnotes in order to better emulate its source material. It ''also'' has sidebars, sidebars or box-outs (depending on the edition) -- and even footnotes in the sidebars.those.
2nd Aug '17 3:31:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''HorribleHistories'' books and some similar series use this occasionally -- the ''Coping With'' series in particular loved this trope.

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* The ''HorribleHistories'' ''Literature/HorribleHistories'' books and some similar series use this occasionally -- the ''Coping With'' series in particular loved this trope.
31st Jul '17 6:07:41 AM IceBearBelievesInYou
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* Why, [[Wiki/TvTropes on this very wiki!]][[labelnote:*]]See?[[/labelnote]]

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* Why, [[Wiki/TvTropes [[Wiki/TVTropes on this very wiki!]][[labelnote:*]]See?[[/labelnote]]
21st Jul '17 10:52:59 PM DrFraud
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* William Baring-Gould's ''The Annotated Sherlock Holmes'' contains footnotes on everything from the most likely location of Watson's war wound to a recipe for a particular dish mentioned by Holmes.
1st Jul '17 2:59:44 PM nombretomado
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* Articles on TheOtherWiki have "See Also" sections (references to other articles) which in effect are endnotes. In one [[WikiVandal joke edit]] in 2007 (which sort of still exists), the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=131810902 Infinite regress]]" article got a reference to ''itself''.[---11---]

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* Articles on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki have "See Also" sections (references to other articles) which in effect are endnotes. In one [[WikiVandal joke edit]] in 2007 (which sort of still exists), the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=131810902 Infinite regress]]" article got a reference to ''itself''.[---11---]
30th Jun '17 12:48:57 AM DaedalusEx
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** For ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the equivalent is found in just about every page of ''The Regimental Standard'', a parody Imperial Guard newsletter done in the same vein as the Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer.
31st May '17 6:15:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheYoungOnes'' cash-in, ''Neil's Book Of The Dead'', has a chapter in which a footnote defining the word "vibe" gets its own footnote, which gets its own footnote, ''et cetera'', until the footnotes take over five whole pages and go completely off track until eventually coming full circle to defining "vibe" again. At which point it becomes necessary to define "deja vu" - in a footnote...

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* ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' cash-in, ''Neil's Book Of The Dead'', has a chapter in which a footnote defining the word "vibe" gets its own footnote, which gets its own footnote, ''et cetera'', until the footnotes take over five whole pages and go completely off track until eventually coming full circle to defining "vibe" again. At which point it becomes necessary to define "deja vu" - in a footnote...
28th May '17 2:01:29 PM nombretomado
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* Why, [[TvTropes on this very wiki!]][[labelnote:*]]See?[[/labelnote]]

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* Why, [[TvTropes [[Wiki/TvTropes on this very wiki!]][[labelnote:*]]See?[[/labelnote]]
23rd Apr '17 3:00:43 PM Mineboot45
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Footnotes[[labelnote:1]]First discovered in 1841 in the country of Asteriskia[[/labelnote]] are a valuable literary device[[labelnote:2]]They'd fetch half a million commas on the black market.[[/labelnote]] and not just for scholars or high school students who need to pad out a report on the "Life and Death of Joan of Arc"[[labelnote:3]]who was [[Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure not Noah's wife]][[/labelnote]]. No, authors of fiction use them too and often in various interesting and experimental ways[[labelnote:4]]Everyone [[ExperimentedInCollege experiments in college]], right?[[/labelnote]]. These footnotes could contain jokes[[labelnote:5]]What did one footnote say to the other? "Follow me and we'll go places!"[[/labelnote]], more information about what's going on in the story[[labelnote:6]]I am editing this page whilst being attacked by ninja mice.[[/labelnote]], or even an entirely different story[[labelnote:7]]The ninja mice hail from a dwarf planet orbiting the star Zerkimirk. Their journey to Earth has brought them in conflict with many humans, and many of them now seek vengeance for the death of their leader, Spickaspeak.[[/labelnote]]. These authors have Footnote Fever[[labelnote:8]]Symptoms of Footnote Fever may include [[SideEffectsInclude phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!

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Footnotes[[labelnote:1]]First Footnotes[[labelnote:1]][[SelfDemonstratingArticle First discovered in 1841 in the country of Asteriskia[[/labelnote]] are a valuable literary device[[labelnote:2]]They'd device]][[labelnote:2]]They'd fetch half a million commas on the black market.[[/labelnote]] and not just for scholars or high school students who need to pad out a report on the "Life and Death of Joan of Arc"[[labelnote:3]]who was [[Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure not Noah's wife]][[/labelnote]]. No, authors of fiction use them too and often in various interesting and experimental ways[[labelnote:4]]Everyone [[ExperimentedInCollege experiments in college]], right?[[/labelnote]]. These footnotes could contain jokes[[labelnote:5]]What did one footnote say to the other? "Follow me and we'll go places!"[[/labelnote]], more information about what's going on in the story[[labelnote:6]]I am editing this page whilst being attacked by ninja mice.[[/labelnote]], or even an entirely different story[[labelnote:7]]The ninja mice hail from a dwarf planet orbiting the star Zerkimirk. Their journey to Earth has brought them in conflict with many humans, and many of them now seek vengeance for the death of their leader, Spickaspeak.[[/labelnote]]. These authors have Footnote Fever[[labelnote:8]]Symptoms of Footnote Fever may include [[SideEffectsInclude phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!
15th Apr '17 1:36:12 PM nombretomado
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** Indeed, ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' spun off whole other stories in its footnotes, one of which was later expanded into [[VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the computer game]] and book ''StarshipTitanic''.

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** Indeed, ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' spun off whole other stories in its footnotes, one of which was later expanded into [[VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the computer game]] and book ''StarshipTitanic''.''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic''.
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