Flavor Text

A weapon new to the Sanctum army, this gunblade is only issued to highly trained soldiers.

Additionally, since Generation IV, each Pokemons status screen includes text documenting when and where it was caught, and a one-sentence remark about the individual creatures personality. The line about personality is actually a hint as to that particular Pokemons hidden IV scores,

Level 4: The chief of the village welcomed the young man and told him that the scythe he was carrying had once belonged to the village. Just then, a beautiful woman entered the room. The young man knew at once that she was his mother. From that day forth, he helped keep peace between humans and wind spirits. The scythe was never used again.

Well, its brown, but that doesnt necessarily make it chocolate. Still, at least its sweet. In an unusual and repugnant way.

Effective against Intoners. It levels up as your dragon grows.

. Every item has some sort of flavor text revealing key information about the games world and lore.

Talk about an instant party!!! What better way to cheer up a Sim on their birthday than a Yumko Cake Corp. birthday cake? Patented aspartame technology yields cakes 500 times sweeter than other brands! Serves 12. Candles included. Contains: Refined Flour, Milk, Saturated Fat, Corn Starch, Aspartame, Methyl Cellulose, Lecithin, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Phosphoric Acid, Citric Acid, Limonene, natural flavoring.

In addition to descriptions of inventory items, right-clicking on certain parts of the environment in

Locklear gritted his teeth. While they had agreed the box should be opened, he was privately concerned the previous user might have left behind an unpleasant surprise.

series has ample examples of Flavor Text; because most items in Buy mode are self-explanatory, the text is usually something silly. The Sims 1 has an Oval Glass Sconce whose text readsIts Oval! Its Glass! Its a Sconce!!!and a huge story about ancient Sim City llama worship on llama topiaries.

Often, flavor text includes quotes, either from real-world sources (such as inMagic: The Gatheringcore sets), attributed to characters in the game, or from aFictional Document. It may also include narratives, poems, sayings, or jokes.

has hundreds of unique location descriptions that shed some light on just what happened toLaurentiain its final days. A few of them are clues to exploration bonuses, but most are just flavor.

Cool story bro, but whats its firing pattern?

many cards have flavor text, often aLampshade Hangingof the trope the card is based on (Why does the king even trust this guy on anEvil Vizier) or at least aPunabout it. (Whats a crossbow? Like a regular bow, but angrier.)

will give brief descriptions that (excepting hints) have little to do with their use in the game.

and 6 has description of every unit in the game.

Level 4: Some years later, a healthy young boy was seen playing around the village. This remarkable boy could control the very winds. His father never told him who his mother was…

series games include tons of additional information about the game world in the form of NPC dialogue,Fictional Documents, and full blownIn-Game Novels. Much of it is simply background details about the history of theConstructed Worldof Nirn, its religions, cosmology, and peoples that have no impact on the game itself.

had flavor text, called lore on every card. Unlike most other card games, the lore often contained

: There is some, for crafting materials and non-crafted equipment. Crafted equipment just has lists the stats boosts that they give. For example: The Saecelium Circlet, says that Time slows around this, giving the wearer more time to think.

series of games, often with recurring gags:

How could anyone resist such an exquisite confection? Smooth, luxurious and seductive.

each alien card has both crunch (what the aliens power actually does in game terms) and fluff (usually a statement about the history or philosophy of each race that attempts to explain either

ACosmetic Award, the Braggarts Coin: For those who win battles they arent supposed to.

have a short description of their direct in-game effect, followed by aTechno Babbleon how they work.

Level 2: Several years later, his father passed away. Before he died, he told his son about the young mans mother, whom his son had learned never to mention in his presence.

EVE Onlinehas a great deal of flavor text on items, organizations, even regions of space. Very little of it is of any consequence, but theres thousands of words worth of fluff to take in if you ShowInf Oon just about anything in the game.

When on the home screen, various characters that the player has randomly unlocked will be standing around and can be interacted with, where theyll give a few lines about their past, their homeland, or their deep feelings about something. None of this is referenced anywhere else in-game, nor does it have an effect on gameplay; its merely for fleshing out character personalities.

has a short story for each of its 65 weapons:

has an enormous amount of flavor text when you examine every part of the environmentmultiple times! The protagonist Aya reveals quite a lot of her own inner thoughts and the backstory when you do this. Visually, the environments are hyper-detailed and gorgeous, especially for the time in which this game was made. The designer

: Using theTattle abilitygets you the statistics of enemies, as well as some off-the-cuff remarks by the tattler (Goombario or Goombella).

has a lot of Flavor Text, usually tied to each sets story. A number of cards stand out for their flavor text because its unusually cool (e.g. Dark Confidant: Greatness, at any cost) or funny (e.g. Canyon Minotaur); flavor texts are also used to link together a series of cards like the cycle of Temples in the Theros set, or as part of some meta-joke (e.g. Deep Analysis vs. Masticore, Lotus Petal vs. Black Lotus).

Whoever you give this to is bound to love the delicate but rich chocolaty taste.

Flavor Text is regularly found inMonster CompendiaPamphlet Shelvesandinventory items, they sometimes take the form of anEncyclopedia Exposita. See alsoExpanded Universe, where the flavor text forms entire works, andDay Old Legend, where the flavor text contradicts the fact that the item was recently made.

referencing hisown workand words dedicated toa deceased loved one

: do nothing to advance the plot, but rather to show how incredibly disturbed and utterly insane the people and the town are. The wrongpuarue by Retsupurae even states that the game is ninety percent flavor.

Autograph pad from the Video-Game-Playing-Kid: An Empty Autograph Pad. Get the Fairy Queen to sign it.

You feel like youre going to have a bad time.

Learn to play this ebony dream, and control the mood of entire crowds at the touch of its faux-ivory keys. Gain even more attention by hiring a babe to lie across the top, or just do it yourself.

that other cards could play off of. For example, characters may be a

introduced an interesting spin to this trope. Originally, flavor text in

This is a common gem. You can sell it for profit at a pawnbroker or use it as a gift.

: The in-game Battle Memory has flavor text descriptions of each enemy youve met.

: Every card has a snippet of text that appears when you click on them and then move to their picture in the Troops menu. For example: DRACOS 1337: Draconic Robot Assistant, Courtesy Of Sparkgrinder…

Level 2: The spirit was condemned to death for the betrayal of her race. The Lord of Spirits sent vassals to carry out the sentence, armed with a bardiche enchanted to slay spirits.

Level 3: Sensing that her life was in danger, the spirit made one last visit to the man she loved, then fled through the forests and seas and mountains, pursued all the while by her would-be executioners.

The different kinds ofChocolate of Romance:

have multiple items with red flavor text, which are usually an indicator that the item is some of the games better loot. All items with flavor text also have at least one unique effect or property, as well. For example, a sniper rifle with I can see my house from here! means that rifle has a particularly long-ranged scope. How long-ranged? Most sniper rifles have a zoom of between 4x and 6x zoom. I can see my house from here! has a zoom of

The Lollipop you get from Bernadette: Candy for kids. Youre not a kid.

games to use the equippable items description to provide some lore while summarizing its direct effects in a neat chart.

includes not only theirMonster Compendium, but encyclopedias discussing gameworld locations, artifacts, weapon types and raw materials.

along with the newEnemy Indexwhich contains a short bio for each type of enemy giving some insight into the life-cycle of many of Miras indigenous species and the culture of some of the alien races.

) are full of Flavor Text. One particularly noteworthy example in

Avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases with this fetching sheath made from only the very best animal intestines.

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while unmarked others left their pilots in the open. This was done to avoid having to create new icons for every keyword, as with warrior or pilot (there were enough icons already), and unlike many card games, the flavor text and the game text were not in the same text box, but in separate text boxes of a (generally) standardized size. Placing keywords in the lore box left more room for game text.

CompareAlt Text, a mouse-over caption that supplements an internet image.

A pair ofCool Shades: If looking awesome was a stat it would give +10.

, there are a huge number of items that are raw materials for crafting and items that can be crafted. Many of them contain flavor text not related to what the object does, such as describing the texture or taste offood items.

have short descriptions detailing an aspect of the games intricate lore. Most of them are pure fluff… but a precious few of them hold

The perfect gift for any occasion, these chocolates make it easy to woo anyone in Albion!

People of the Land also took on personalities. One Lander, noted only in flavor text, is the

featured a character who claimed that

consists of flavor text for the most part. Most games can be finished in under two hours, but feature far longer mandatory and optional dialogues on real-life politics, history, science and culture. The gameplay-sections basically do serve the purpose of connecting all the pieces of flavor text.

Examining a headstone will display arandomly chosen epitaph.

CCG had flavour text, containing either an in-universe quote from the series, information fromofficial guides and associated info texts, or (in some rareAlternate Universecards) postulations onhow things could have gone different.

have humorous descriptions, in keeping with theWoolseyisedscript.

Golem Hand: Summon up the power of the Golem Hand!, which is also aShout-Outto the video game,

Brave Frontierhas Flavor Text for every unit, sphere, and item in the game, and provides lore outside of the main Quest storyline for every unit (even Burny and friends).

The player characters library bookshelf in

set begins with adrily humorousdescription of the situation that is thematically represented in the new cards. For example, the

. Shiroe describes his encounter by using this term, verbatim.

lets you inspect your weapons and armours for the description of their manufacturer, shedding more light on an already detailed setting. Upgrades in

Sometimes, nothing but chocolate will do, even if its this inexpensive and slightly chalky variety.

and its sequels have a description for each monster and item.

, you can click on a ? icon on your HUD to get information on items in your inventory, including their in-game use and fluff.

about magic, death and dying, and world processes

anything; the rest is an excuse toshow off the high-res versionsof your units and give blurbs about their background.

has the Collectopaedia in which you can register items scattered throughout the gameworld. With howweirdsome of the collectible names are, this is the only hint as to what a lot of them even are in the first place. This feature returns in

is the Armory level of yourCool Starship. Precisely one object in the room (the console where you buy upgrades) actually

Owyn looked for supplies. Feeling a bit like a vulture, he turned the body this way and that as he searched for anything that might be of use to them on their journey. All in all, he supposed that if he were the dead man, it wouldnt matter to him any longer what happened to his belongings.

– thousands of lines of audio were a small price to pay for flavor.

, with perhaps the best example being the titular Tome of Eternal Darkness: Cradled in what appears to be a leathery hand lies a mysterious book. It is bound in human skin and intricately decorated with shrunken bones. It beckons and yearns to be possesed.

. Partway through the games English release, Wizards of the Coast began to change some of the cards text to match theGag Dubnature of the show.

All items gradually took on attributes as described by their flavor text which

she and Blumiere (A.K.A Count Bleck) possibly sacrifice themselves to create yet another set of Pure Hearts, you can get a replacement: Tiptron. She will make all the exact same tattles as Tippi on enemies, being a robotic counterpart. Sound a bit creepy? Its expressed in game that Tiptron is programmed to think like Tippi and even call herself that, but is smart enough to realize she isnt the real deal.

The Limey / Buttery / Purpley CulinaryCounter (Age++)

provides a lot of flavor text, along with a lot of backstory, for everything from the land of Ivalice to the Bazaar to the Espers.

that wasnt required by the rules; so since dirt didnt have any mechanical effect he didnt bathe, since there were no rules specifying that characters got sleepy, he only slept when hit by amagical effect(if hed been a magic user, hed also have done so when he wanted to recharge his spells), and he ate a revolting gruel once every two weeks, because the rules said that if he didnt hed starve but didnt specify any other effects of not eating.

Why waste precious time and energy trying to follow that cryptic recipe scrawled by your great-great grandmother? The Busy Bakers Association has spent years collecting the best and most popular recipes to make your life that much easier. Printed in large, clear text on plastic coated pages, theres absolutely no better resource for your cooking needs.

series, just about everything in the entire game has its own little tale to tell. Sometimes ships give you historical details, sometimes weapons tell you of their designers money problems, and of course you get political details by looking at the races entries in the in-game encyclopedia. Early games in the series got bonus points for having all of that

created havoc in Akihabara in volume 6 after aCity Guardcame into possession of a cursed sword that was a rare drop from a raid boss. The swords curse as mentioned in its flavor text became real, possessing the City Guard and causing him to begin a killing spree in Akihabara which could not be stopped by conventional means.

really takes the cake. She has a snarky personality as it is, being a 17-year-old girl. The storys events further help shape the insight she provides, and she even shows this attitude in the item descriptions.

Tippi handles this role as well, coming off as a bit snarky after giving the description. After

Your birthday, as a child, is the one day you look forward to more than any other, but as you age it acts as a reminder of just how old you really are. If its not your friends heckling and teasing, its that cake with one more candle squeeeeeeezed onto that little surface each year. The way we figure, if a cake is going to make you feel bad for being a year older, at least it will taste fantastic!

cards contain Pokdex text generally taken from the most recent games. Averted during the E-reader and EX-sets from the second and third generations (the text instead appears on your GBA when you scan the cards bottom dot code into the E-reader).

series has in-universe descriptions for all of its units in the manual of the game.

: For some items, and presented from Charlottes point of view. For example, for a tomato: Sweet and sour. I hate it.

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series features this, with the disturbing environments lending themselves to very terrifying, or disturbing descriptions. A few of the protagonists develop a little, personality-wise, through this, but Heather from

, and other cards would specifically target characters that were bounty hunters or spies. Some vehicles were

Level 3: Go to the place marked on the map. said his father. As if guided by a spirit, the young man took up his scythe and left, carried by the wind.

follows the tradition with your inventory and descriptions of food and drink you can create. Like Wine: There are two kinds of wine, red and white.This is neitherand Weak Health Salve: Hey! Just because Im weak doesnt mean Im not useful! Also the delightfulLampshade Hangingof Boiled Goo: Boiled residue from that attack on the Reception Hall. Eating this isa great idea!

hints to progress through the game.

, every single thing thats marked at a Unique (items, abilities, etc.) and Divination Card have a flavor text attributing to it. Some of the texts give insight on lore, while other accentuate the main features of the subject. Many supported-made unique items created their own unique flavor texts, such asNotchs item

unlockable weapons and hats have flavor text in their description. Japanese-themed items have haikus. The Description Tag item also lets players write their own flavor text to apply to their weapons and headgear.

Examining a coyote will display a randomly chosen

Players that dont read flavor text arent too bright, sorta smell, and dress funny. But lets just keep this between us, okay? They can get kind of violent.

An inexpensive but lovely gem. It was said to be a favourite among Old Kingdom maidens, but the recent discovery of large deposits has lowered its value.

: Nearly every action in the game is accompanied by a prosaic description of whats happening. Even mundane actions such as opening a chest

has flavor text for all items. Oddly, it often describes effects that ought to have an effect on the gameplay but dont, notablycurses.

No birthday celebration would be complete without this festive and lovingly baked confection. Make sure to invite family and friends to the party before its all gone!

: For every object of theChain of Deals, and every power. Some examples:

Flavor text is any text in a game that is completely unrelated to actual rules or gameplay, and is includedmerely for effect. Common in almost allCollectible Card Games, as well asRole-Playing Gamerulebooks; but it is not limited toTabletop Games, and also occurs inVideo Games. For instance, the description of aHealing Potionin anRPGcan include Flavor Text if it digresses beyond what the item actuallydoeswhen a party member quaffs it. In RPGs, flavor text is often known as fluff, as opposed to the crunch of the actual rules.

This is one of the primary storytelling mechanics in

Raid background material became essential data to identify attacks against Eastal nations, which adventurers hadnt realized would activate while they learned how to adapt to their new reality.

Sage of Miral Lake, who invited Shiroe to discuss the Apocalypse

A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky

items were strictly decorative with no effects on normal gameplay but whenthe game became reality:

has lots, especially in the older main series entries. One of many examples: A lockpick. I can unlock the simple locks with this. when examining the lockpick in

Level 1: The young man was popular with everyone in the village. He had the ability to control the wind, and was often seen flying over rivers and valleys. He was a cheerful boy, though he always seemed be troubled by something.

games show a short blurb describing Kirbys currentCopy Abilitywhen the game is paused. More recent entries also give a description of each boss if you pause while fighting them, often providing some interesting plot details.

Twilight Sparkles Secret Shipfic Folderhas flavor text that almost universally is derived from one of Twilights supposed fics. The exceptions are either from her own diary, or Cheerilee desperately trying to get out of a shipping card game.

How long had he been traveling? Over the forests, oceans and mountain Ranges he flew. Exhausted and frail, He came at last to a village.

feel like theyre straight out of a fantasy novel.

Level 1: Juices oozing from tender, succulent flesh, the sweet aroma of fine herbs… The master cook made dishes of meat that none in the city could resist.

has a small text describing the acquisition of a new artefact,

Less likely to melt someones heart than to disintegrate their teeth. -20.0% 20.0% 20

Level 1: There was once a wind spirit who fell in love with a mortal man. Though it was against all the laws of her race, each day she allowed her love and passion to grow.

Times have been hard. To save on money, youve moved out of your old castle, and into a luxurious ravine. You didnt like that castle anyway; it was always getting looted, and never at a reasonable hour….

TCG, flavor text appears only on Normal Monster cards, which are virtually non-existent in competitive play, so the lore is rarely cared about and mostly forgotten.

An executioners sword that passes merciless judgement on the sinful.

onward feature numerous customizable armor variants, with associated flavor text descriptions detailing their place of manufacture and intended specialized role – information that has no effect on their gameplay effectiveness.

For everyPokmona player captures in the wild, theirPokdexadds one or two sentences of in-universe description for their species. Later games add such details as the creatures footprint (if applicable), aSound Testability to play the creatures vocal cry, a size/weight comparison to the player character, and a comparison of form orgender differencesbetween the speciess different members (where applicable). The speciess weight actually does have some gameplay consequences, but those are very few and far between.

had these for its wargear. Due to a few indicating theyd belonged to other chapters, the Blood Magpies meme was born, where the Blood Ravens are depicted as unrepentant kleptomaniacs that live only to steal weapons and vehicles from their allies and enemies.

the tell what a symbol represents command will optionally give a quote from a real life source.

has humorous Flavor Text for its item and skill descriptions, which also tends to be laden withshout-outs.

James Earnests Totally Renamed Spy Game

Usher in a new age with this white-hot pastry! Delicious, yet dangerous for the elderly and waistlines, the Birthday Inferno is a blazing flash of fun and excitement. (A Sim can throw a birthday party with this cake to transition to the next age category at any time.)

it breaks the rules in that particular way).

: Each entry has some for its weapons:

once again the flavour texts are pretty hilarious. But in one of the quests you encounter some tabletop game players, and while the DM says writing the flavour texts are one of his favourite bits one of the players retorts that no-one reads them.

provide world-building and extra backstory to events in Spira (since most Fiends in Spira areWas Once a Man); some also serve to beRule of Funny. Most recruitable Fiends have these Fiend Tales, usually consisting of 2-4 small boxes of text, then by releasing the Fiend at max Fiend Tale level, there would be a short epilogue scene following that Fiend as he finishes his story.

Level 2: Every day, customers lined up outside his inn, waiting for their chance to partake. Even the king himself would sneak down from his castle to sample the masters art.

has a lot of these, both in regards to items and monsters, including a description of practically every monster by what it smells like. The most prominent andmemeticflavor text though, is the one against the final boss of theGenocide Route:

CCG has flavor text below the illustration for each card, oftentimes a quote from the show. Hilariously, one of Kurenais cards has text that is talking about Sasuke being the only surviving member of the Uchiha clan, potentially misleading some to think that

Level 3: But once he entered his kitchen, the smiling cooks face would grow stern. The meat he used was no ordinary meat…

have humorous flavour text for every piece of treasure you collect in the game. Such as Grizzled Prospector Candy: These lovingly handmade candies contain large pieces of real gold. Give them to your beloved and watch the teeth fly. and Ghost Potion: One sip and youll turn into a ghost… Wait, isnt that just poison?

for everything, ranging from mice to collectable items.

) features color text on every card, but the Taunt cards are particularly notable. For game purposes, only the lettered type of each card matters, but each Taunt card features a different example ofBond Villain Stupidity, such as: Before I kill you,Mister Spy… I shall force you to draft a confession of your own incompetence using that ordinary-looking pen.

comes with a blurb visible when targetting them. Most of them is just wit, but some drop hints regarding your foes.

The rarest and most valuable gem in Albion.

All theTomes of Eldritch Lore, vaults, characters and items in

flavor text was the key to true peace. He didnt do

also has flavor text for all its REQ weapon variants, several of which provide deeper insight into the universe.

have long in-universe description of their units.

Level 4: The years passed, and the cook and his inn disappeared from the town. But his cleaver remains as gleaming and sharp as ever, waiting for its next master.

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