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Often overlooked during the design process, flavor text can provide a higher level of immersion. Flavor text for equipment, items, or creatures can be a great tool for improving lore and character depth. When players begin to roam within a new world, they don't want to pick up just another copper sword; they want a copper sword that looks like the following:


"This sword has a blade with a copper hue to it. The guard is styled to resemble an eye. Its grip is of a bronze metal set with emeralds and pearls"


This simple overlooked game mechanic can be part of the difference of a good game and potentially a great game. With that said, I am dedicating this topic to "Flavor Text Ideas". As time passes I will list sample flavor text for various items that are found in a common RPG. I will do my best to list them by category and pinned within this post. In the event that I exceed this post's limit, I will also be reserving the next reply spot for future use. 


*If anyone has an idea that they would like to contribute please comment below and I can add them to an established list of credit a new category all together


Sword Flavor Text (50 Examples)

  • This sword has a blade of a silver color. The guard is arrow-shaped.




  • This sword has an irregular blade with a black hue to it. The guard is a pair of bird wings, inlaid with a copper-colored material.



  • This sword's guard strongly resembles a pair of bat wings. Its grip is wrapped with red leather. The pommel bears a single moonstone.



  • This sword has a blade of a silver color, whose form suggests a plume of smoke. The guard is styled to resemble a crescent moon.



  • This sword has a keen blade with a gray hue to it, with a pattern made of swirls engraved on it. The guard strongly resembles a hand with its fingers curling toward the blade's end .



  • This sword has a blade of a black color, whose form suggests a ray of the sun. Its grip is formed like a knight.



  • This sword has a blade with a pattern made of pyramids and spirals engraved on it. Its grip is of a red metal.



  • This sword has a blade of a blue color. The guard is oval-shaped.



  • This sword's guard is a mouth with topazes for fangs, the blade extending from it like a tongue. Its grip is formed like a dragon with extended wings.



  • This sword has a blade with books engraved on it. The guard is square-shaped. Its grip is formed like a demon with its wings wrapped around its body.



  • This sword's guard is pyramid-shaped. Its grip is formed like a bone.



  • This sword has a saw-toothed blade. Its grip is formed like a minotaur with aquamarines for eyes.



  • This sword has a blade styled to resemble a lignting bolt. The guard resembles a hand with abalone inlaid in the fingernails, curling protectively over the wielder's own.



  • This sword has a notched blade with ankhs and goblins engraved on it. Its grip is of a copper metal set with topazes and garnets.



  • This sword has a serrated blade. The guard is styled to resemble a pair of scaly arms with a topaz clutched in each claw.



  • This sword has a blade with an orange hue to it. The guard strongly resembles a claw which clutches at the blade.



  • This sword has a blade with a green hue to it. The guard is arrow-shaped.



  • This sword has a blade with a white hue to it, styled to resemble an arm. The guard is circle-shaped. Its grip is of a white metal set with emeralds.



  • This sword has a blade whose form suggests a feather. The guard is lightning bolt-shaped. Its grip is formed like an armored leg.



  • This sword has a blade with a glove engraved on it. The guard is circle-shaped. Its grip is of a dark brown wood with sundials and compasses carved into it. The pommel bears a single piece of amber.



  • This sword's guard is pyramid-shaped. Its grip is wrapped with bronze leather. The pommel bears a series of pieces of amber.



  • This sword has a blade styled to resemble a leaf. The guard is arc-shaped. Its grip is wrapped with orange leather with gloves and runes dyed into it. The pommel bears a single tourmaline.



  • This sword has an irregular blade with unicorns engraved on it. The guard is cross-shaped.



  • This sword's guard strongly resembles a pair of bat wings. Its grip is formed like a dragon grasping a a skull with a tourmaline in its mouth.



  • This sword has a blade with goblins and eagles engraved on it. The guard is circle-shaped. Its grip is wrapped with bronze leather with boots and circles sewn into it.



  • This sword has an irregular blade with stars and clouds engraved on it. Its grip is formed like an armored leg.



  • This sword's guard is cross-shaped. Its grip is of a dark brown wood. The pommel bears a single aquamarine.



  • This sword has a blade with a copper hue to it. The guard is styled to resemble an eye. Its grip is of a bronze metal set with emeralds and pearls.



  • This sword's guard is square-shaped. Its grip is formed like a knight holding a pyramid.



  • This sword has a jagged blade of a silver color, with comets and unicorns engraved on it. The guard resembles a pair of bird wings, inlaid with ebony. Its pommel bears a series of emeralds.



  • This sword has a notched blade with a gray hue to it. The guard resembles a pair of bird wings.



  • This sword has a blade with a pattern made of triangles engraved on it. The guard is styled to resemble a pair of arms.



  • This sword's guard strongly resembles a pair of angel wings, inlaid with jade. Its grip is of a yellow wood.



  • This sword's guard is spiral-shaped. Its grip is formed like a scaled arm.



  • This sword has a blade styled to resemble an icicle. The guard is circle-shaped. Its grip is of a dark brown wood.



  • This sword has a blade with a crest engraved on it. The guard is swirl-shaped. Its grip is of a yellow wood with eyes painted on it. The pommel is shaped like a globe.



  • This sword's guard is an eye, inlaid with a gray-colored material, with the blade through the pupil. Its grip is formed like a minotaur.



  • This sword has a blade with a pattern made of rectangles engraved on it. Its grip is formed like a spinal column.



  • This sword has a blade with a silver hue to it, whose form suggests a feather. The guard is spiral-shaped. Its grip is formed like a mountain, the top inlaid with abalone.



  • This sword has a blade with lamps and squares engraved on it. Its grip is formed like a pipe.



  • This sword has a blade of a copper color. The guard strongly resembles an eye, with the blade through the pupil. Its grip is formed like a bone.



  • This sword has a blade with an orange hue to it. The guard is formed like a claw.



  • This sword has a blade of a silver color. Its pommel is shaped like a sphere.



  • This sword has an irregular blade. Its grip is formed like a minotaur grasping a skull.



  • This sword has a blade whose form suggests a flame. The guard strongly resembles a mouth with emeralds for fangs, the blade extending from it like a tongue. Its pommel bears a series of emeralds.



  • This sword has a blade with a green hue to it, with a pattern made of arrows and arrows engraved on it. Its grip is of a gold metal. The pommel is shaped like a fist.



  • This sword has a saw-toothed blade. The guard is styled to resemble a mouth with citrine for fangs, the blade extending from it like a tongue.



  • This sword has a serrated blade with a red hue to it, with a moon engraved on it. The guard resembles a pair of angel wings, inlaid with jade. Its grip is wrapped with gray leather. The pommel is shaped like a a skull with a alexandrite in its mouth.



  • This sword has a blade of a gray color, styled to resemble an icicle. Its grip is of a blue metal. The pommel is shaped like a skull with sapphires for eyes.



  • This sword has a notched blade with a bronze hue to it. The guard resembles a mouth with topazes for fangs.


Potion Flavor Text (50 Examples)

  • The boiling, transparent potion that is ivory with indigo bubbles. It smells like spice and caramel, but tastes like raw meat and tea.




  • The bubbling, viscious mixture that is violet with obsidian bubbles. It smells and tastes like pears.



  • The cerulean substance with obsidian oddiments. It smells like pumpkin and licorice, but tastes like butter.



  • The fizzing, swirling, chunky tonic that is vermillion in color. It smells like herbs, but tastes like peach and earwax.



  • The frothing, ichorous elixir that is topaz in color. It smells and tastes like lemon.



  • The glowing, glowing, viscious liquid that is gold with purple specks. It smells like cantaloupe, but tastes like bread.



  • The moving draught that is azure in color. It smells like raspberries and raw meat, but tastes like ginger.



  • The moving, pulsing potion that is green in color. It smells and tastes like caramel and oranges.



  • The moving, transparent fluid that is ivory in color. It smells like fruit and chemicals, but tastes like spit and peppermint.



  • The obsidian mixture with yellow flecks. It smells like melon, but tastes like peanuts.



  • The oily substance that is gold with amethyst flakes. It smells like cherries and sugar, but tastes like herbs and fruit.



  • The pulsing, chunky substance that is gold in color. It smells like ashes and licorice, but tastes like melon.



  • The silver liquid. It smells like licorice and chocolate, but tastes like carrots and spinach.



  • The smoking potion that is scarlet in color. It smells like butter, but tastes like lemon.



  • The steaming, pulsing tonic that is pink in color. It smells like rum, but tastes like garlic.



  • The swirling, pulsing tonic that is black with pearl oddiments. It smells like cooked meat and pears, but tastes like carrots and urine.



  • The swirling, pulsing, chunky substance that is pearl in color. It smells and tastes like urine.



  • The thick substance that is amethyst with cyan bubbles. It smells like salt, but tastes like milk and dirt.



  • The translucent fluid that is black with ochre globules. It smells like earwax and melon, but tastes like red pepper and peppermint.



  • The yellow fluid. It smells and tastes like cream.



  • The boiling, opalescent, chunky liquid that is yellow with ivory oddiments. It smells like grass, but tastes like celery and mead.



  • The bubbling fluid that is pearl with ebony streaks. It smells like carrots and fish, but tastes like blood.



  • The bubbling, ichorous, thick liquid that is blue with green flakes. It smells and tastes like rot.



  • The fizzing, chunky mixture that is amethyst with green globules. It smells like spice and chocolate, but tastes like coconut and garlic.



  • The glowing fluid that is ebony with cobolt flashes. It smells like fish, but tastes like pinapple and beer.



  • The glowing fluid that is pink with ochre glows. It smells like peanuts, but tastes like celery and lemon.



  • The glowing tonic that is silver with amber specks. It smells like beer and bile, but tastes like chemicals and cinnamon.



  • The glowing, thin liquid that is copper with cobolt glows. It smells like vegetables, but tastes like melon and candy.



  • The glowing, translucent elixir that is black in color. It smells and tastes like ashes.



  • The ichorous liquid that is purple in color. It smells like pine needles, but tastes like walnuts and alchohol.



  • The ichorous, viscious mixture that is cobolt in color. It smells and tastes like cabbage.



  • The moving, oily potion that is emerald in color. It smells like butter, but tastes like cream and bread.



  • The reflective elixir that is vermillion with red oddiments. It smells like acorns and bread, but tastes like grass.



  • The swirling elixir that is obsidian with ruby globules. It smells like ashes, but tastes like green pepper and salt water.



  • The swirling mixture that is gray in color. It smells like chemicals and apples, but tastes like bannanas and walnuts.



  • The swirling, oily draught that is silver with indigo streaks. It smells and tastes like dirt.



  • The swirling, watery mixture that is white in color. It smells and tastes like fruit.



  • The thin fluid that is green in color. It smells like bannanas, but tastes like vegetables and tea.



  • The violet mixture. It smells like nuts, but tastes like blood and beer.



  • The watery substance that is violet with gray flashes. It smells like nuts, but tastes like cantaloupe.



  • The azure substance. It smells like acid and spinach, but tastes like melon.



  • The bubbling elixir that is gold in color. It smells like excrement and lettuce, but tastes like cream and fish.



  • The bubbling, oily fluid that is topaz in color. It smells like acid, but tastes like earwax and vomit.



  • The bubbling, transparent substance that is jade with pink oddiments. It smells like cucumber and oranges, but tastes like red pepper.



  • The fizzing draught that is silver in color. It smells and tastes like sugar and excrement.



  • The fizzing, metallic, chunky tonic that is silver with emerald accretions on the side. It smells like lettuce and pinapple, but tastes like lemon and spinach.



  • The jade elixir. It smells like dirt and green pepper, but tastes like vanilla and coffee.



  • The jade fluid. It smells like candy, but tastes like honey.



  • The ochre draught with emerald streaks. It smells like garlic, but tastes like vanilla.



  • The reflective, viscious elixir that is scarlet with obsidian bubbles. It smells like pears, but tastes like beer and licorice.


The contents of a Book Flavor Text (50 Examples)

  • This book is all but impossible to understand thanks to having an author that was apparently lacking familiarity with any form of writing. If, by chance or skill, someone can unriddle the book, that person will find it has little useful information. The suffering reader will discover, with time, that the contents show some plagarism.
  • This book is very clear. It doesnt take much effort to determine that it has a lot useful information. Delighftully, the ideas within make you see things differently.
  • This book is very clear mostly due to the good references. It's easy to determine that it has no useful information.
  • This book is very clear thanks to the excellent, well-planned chapters. The book's well-done nature allows one to easily find that it is extremely informative. Sadly, the contents seem to have been stolen from another work.
  • This book is not very clear because of the bad illustrations. With some work, a person can make sense of the book, which will reveal it has no useful information. Making the book virtually useless, it appears that that the majority of the contents were obviously taken from someone else's work
  • This book is practacally incomprehensible mostly due to having an author that was apparently suffering from a chemical dependency. A talented person may be able to derive some understanding from the book and find it is reasonably useful. After a quick examination, one will find that the contents seem to have been stolen from another work.
  • This book is of average clarity thanks to the well-done illustrations that almost make up for the bad illustrations. With a bit of reading, it will be revealed that it has little useful information. Making the book virtually useless, it appears that the contents are not very original.
  • This book is muddled. With some work, a person can make sense of the book, which will reveal it has no useful information. The suffering reader will discover, with time, that the contents are less than original.
  • This book is not very clear. With some work, a person can make sense of the book, which will reveal it is extremely informative. Making it even more of a find, the contents have moments of intriguing originality.
  • This book is not very clear. With some work, a person can make sense of the book, which will reveal it has no useful information. One may be deterred from reading it, but it is evident that the contents display thoughtfulness and some new ideas.
  • This book is easy to understand. This clarity allows one to determine that it is extremely informative. Unfortunately, the contents are less than original.
  • This book is impressively clear due to wonderful organization. It's easy to determine that it has little useful information. To make things worse, one will eventually discover that that the majority of the contents were obviously taken from someone else's work
  • This book is impressively clear because of extensive references. The book's well-done nature allows one to easily find that it is reasonably useful. After a quick examination, one will find that the contents are less than original.
  • This book is clear due to the well-done illustrations that compensate for the poor diagrams. With a bit of reading, it will be revealed that it is extremely informative. Delighftully, the contents contain some original thought.
  • This book is very clear thanks to the well-done illustrations. The book's well-done nature allows one to easily find that it has no useful information. Making the book virtually useless, it appears that the contents are original.
  • This book is easy to understand because of the good diagrams. This clarity allows one to determine that it is extremely informative. Making it even more of a find, the contents display thoughtfulness and some new ideas.
  • This book is hard to understand because of the poor diagrams. If someone makes an effort to read it, they will find it has a lot useful information. Making it even more of a find, the contents have a few areas of deep insight.
  • This book is easily understandable mostly due to incredibly well-done and helpful illustrations. It doesnt take much effort to determine that it is reasonably useful. After some reading, it is apparent that that the majority contents were obviously taken from a few other works
  • This book is practacally incomprehensible thanks to having an author that was apparently lacking any sense of organizational skill. A talented person may be able to derive some understanding from the book and find it is reasonably useful. Perusing the book reveals that that the majority of the contents were obviously taken from someone else's work
  • This book is quite clear. It's easy to determine that it has a lot useful information. Delighftully, the ideas within make you see things differently.
  • This book is easy to understand because of the excellent, well-planned chapters. A short look at the book will show that it has little useful information. To make things worse, one will eventually discover that the contents are less than original.
  • This book is practacally incomprehensible mostly due to terrible diagrams. If someone somehow manages to make sense of it, they will find it has no useful information.
  • This book is clear mostly due to the good references that help a reader deal with the bad illustrations. Sitting down with it will reveal it is reasonably useful. After some reading, it is apparent that the contents display thoughtfulness and some new ideas.
  • This book is clear. Perusing it will show that it has a lot useful information. Making it even more of a find, the ideas within are very insightful.
  • This book is hard to understand. With time, intellect, or both, one can make sense of the book, and it will reveal it has little useful information. Making the book virtually useless, it appears that the contents are not very original.
  • This book is quite clear. It's easy to determine that it has no useful information. The suffering reader will discover, with time, that that the majority contents were obviously taken from a few other works
  • This book is easy to understand. This clarity allows one to determine that it is reasonably useful. After some reading, it is apparent that the contents have a few areas of deep insight.
  • This book is of average clarity because of the good diagrams. Sitting down with it will reveal it has a lot useful information. Unfortunately, the contents are less than original.
  • This book is reasonably clear. With a bit of reading, it will be revealed that it is reasonably useful. After a quick examination, one will find that the contents display thoughtfulness and some new ideas.
  • This book is very clear due to the good references. This clarity allows one to determine that it is extremely informative. Making it even more of a find, the ideas within are very insightful.
  • This book is of average clarity despite a meandering writing style. Sitting down with it will reveal it is extremely informative. Delighftully, the ideas within are very insightful.
  • This book is easy to understand. It doesnt take much effort to determine that it is reasonably useful. After some reading, it is apparent that the contents are derivative.
  • This book is muddled thanks to a lack of proper references. With time, intellect, or both, one can make sense of the book, and it will reveal it has little useful information. At least the ideas within are very original.
  • This book is very easy to understand mostly due to extensive references. A short look at the book will show that it has no useful information. To make things worse, one will eventually discover that that the majority of the contents were obviously taken from someone else's work
  • This book is very clear due to the good references. The book's well-done nature allows one to easily find that it has no useful information. One may be deterred from reading it, but it is evident that the contents have moments of intriguing originality.
  • This book is easily understandable because of wonderful organization. A short look at the book will show that it is extremely informative.
  • This book is hard to understand. With effort, one will be able to understand the book, and will find it is reasonably useful.
  • This book is quite clear. The book's well-done nature allows one to easily find that it has little useful information. To make things worse, one will eventually discover that the contents are original.
  • This book is hard to understand thanks to the bad illustrations. If someone makes an effort to read it, they will find it is extremely informative. Despite its good traits, that the majority contents were obviously taken from a few other works
  • This book is easily understandable thanks to careful, well-planned chapters. A short look at the book will show that it has a lot useful information. Delighftully, the ideas within are very original.
  • This book is of average clarity mostly due to the well-done illustrations. A small study will show it has a lot useful information. Despite its good traits, that the majority of the contents were obviously taken from someone else's work
  • This book is easily understandable because of careful, well-planned chapters. This clarity allows one to determine that it is extremely informative.
  • This book is practacally incomprehensible mostly due to a complete lack of any kind of useful references. A talented person may be able to derive some understanding from the book and find it has no useful information. At least the contents have moments of intriguing originality.
  • This book is very clear because of the good diagrams. It doesnt take much effort to determine that it is reasonably useful.
  • This book is not very clear. If someone makes an effort to read it, they will find it has little useful information. The reader can take some comfort in the fact that the concepts in the book do show a lot of original thought.
  • This book is quite clear. It doesnt take much effort to determine that it is extremely informative.
  • This book is very easy to understand because of extensive references. It doesnt take much effort to determine that it has little useful information. The suffering reader will discover, with time, that the contents are less than original.
  • This book is reasonably easy to understand mostly due to the excellent, well-planned chapters that help a reader deal with a lack of coherent planning. A small study will show it has little useful information.
  • This book is muddled beyond belief thanks to terrible diagrams. If, by chance or skill, someone can unriddle the book, that person will find it is extremely informative. Despite its good traits, the contents are original.
  • This book is very clear. The book's well-done nature allows one to easily find that it has little useful information.

Found Substance Flavor Text (50 Examples) 

  • This translucent material is white. It is very heavy. This material's melting point is very high. This substance provides excellent protection from radiation. This substance has an odor of cherries.




  • This reflective substance is yellow with cherry red swirls in it. This material has a smooth texture in solid form. This material's melting point is unremarkable. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. A smell of peppermint comes from this substance.



  • This translucent, unreflective substance is blue with sand-colored patches on it. It is malleable in solid form. This substance's melting point is room temperature. It provides some insulation against temperature changes.



  • This translucent, unreflective material is orange. This material's melting point is unremarkable. It acts as an excellent insulator against temperature changes. A smell of wax comes from this substance. It's alternate form is a perfectly transparent, unreflective material that is yellow.



  • This unreflective material is violet. It is heavy. It is inflexible in solid form. This substance has a bumpy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. It alloys with other materials easily.



  • This mirrorlike material is silver. This substance has a waxy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is below room temperature. This material is magnetic. It acts as an excellent insulator against temperature changes. This material has a faint odor of rain.



  • This unreflective substance is alabaster with black swirls on it. It is extremely inflexible in solid form. This substance's melting point is low. This substance provides some protection from radiation. It provides some insulation against temperature changes. A faint smell of acorns comes from this substance. It alloys with other materials easily.



  • This mirrorlike material is brown. It is very light. It is brittle in solid form. This material has a rough texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is low. This material adsorbs almost all radiation. It acts as an excellent insulator against temperature changes. A smell of licorice comes from this material.



  • This substance is violet with red specks on it. It is heavy. It is somewhat malleable in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. This substance can be easily magnetized. This material has an odor of coconut.



  • This perfectly transparent, reflective material is amethyst with blue patches in it. It is very heavy. It is inflexible in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. It's alternate form is a substance that is obsidian.



  • This reflective material is brown. It is very light. It is very flexible in solid form. This material has a bumpy texture in solid form. This material's melting point is room temperature. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. A faint smell of black pepper comes from this material.



  • This translucent, unreflective substance is scarlet with violet patches on it. It is very flexible in solid form. This material's melting point is room temperature. This material provides excellent protection from radiation. A smell of chemicals comes from this substance.



  • This reflective material is tangerine-colored with red flecks on it. It is flexible in solid form. This substance has a rough texture in solid form. This material's melting point is room temperature. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. This material has a strong odor of melon.



  • This material is yellow. It is somewhat malleable in solid form. This material's melting point is high. This material is mildly magnetic. This substance has a strong odor of fish.



  • This substance is violet. It is brittle in solid form. This substance has a bumpy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. This substance does not conduct electricity at all.



  • This unreflective substance is gray. This substance has a rough texture in solid form. This material's melting point is unremarkable. This substance is mildly magnetic. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. When exposed to open flame it bursts into flame.



  • This unreflective substance is chestnut. This material has a waxy texture in solid form. This material's melting point is unremarkable. This substance is conductive. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. A faint smell of earwax comes from this substance.



  • This substance is white. It is very heavy. It is somewhat brittle in solid form. This material has a waxy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is low. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. This material has an odor of chemicals.



  • This somewhat transparent, reflective substance is chestnut with white specks in it. It is very heavy. It is very brittle in solid form. This material's melting point is below room temperature. This substance it is somewhat conductive. It provides some insulation against temperature changes. A smell of milk comes from this material. When exposed to radiation it emits a smell of rot.



  • This translucent, reflective material is yellow. It is light. It is extremely inflexible in solid form. This substance's melting point is low.



  • This translucent material is amber. It is heavy. It is brittle in solid form. This material's melting point is room temperature. This substance is conductive. It provides some insulation against temperature changes.



  • This somewhat transparent material is alabaster. It is heavy. It is somewhat brittle in solid form. This substance's melting point is low. This substance has an odor of green pepper.



  • This perfectly transparent, mirrorlike material is smoke-gray. It is somewhat malleable in solid form. This material's melting point is below room temperature. This substance provides some protection from radiation.



  • This material is teal. It is somewhat brittle in solid form. This substance's melting point is below room temperature. This substance is very conductive. It acts as an excellent insulator against temperature changes. A smell of lettuce comes from this substance.



  • This translucent, unreflective material is amethyst. It is very flexible in solid form. This material's melting point is unremarkable. This material is magnetic. It provides some insulation against temperature changes.



  • This translucent substance is yellow with obsidian flecks in it. It is somewhat brittle in solid form. This material has a slimy texture in solid form. This material's melting point is high. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. A smell of nuts comes from this material.



  • This translucent material is slate-gray with yellow streaks in it. It is inflexible in solid form. This material's melting point is high. This substance has an odor of peanuts.



  • This somewhat transparent material is blood-red. It is somewhat brittle in solid form. This substance's melting point is high. This substance adsorbs almost all radiation. This substance it is somewhat conductive. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes.



  • This perfectly transparent, mirrorlike material is indigo. It is very heavy. It is somewhat malleable in solid form. This material's melting point is very high.



  • This somewhat transparent, unreflective substance is black. It is crumbly in solid form. This material has a rough texture in solid form. This material's melting point is one of the highest known. This material provides excellent protection from radiation. This material is extremely nonconductive. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. This material has an odor of celery.



  • This reflective material is coffee-colored. It is extremely inflexible in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable.



  • This material is brown with magenta streaks in it. It is malleable in solid form. This material has a waxy texture in solid form. This material's melting point is low. This substance it is somewhat conductive.



  • This reflective substance is obsidian. It is light. It is very malleable in solid form. This substance has a slimy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. This substance adsorbs virtually all kinds of radiation. A strong smell of cantaloupe comes from this substance.



  • This reflective material is blue. It is heavy. It is somewhat brittle in solid form. This material has a rough texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is low. It's alternate form is a substance that is purple.



  • This reflective material is blue. It is inflexible in solid form. This substance has a rough texture in solid form. This material's melting point is high. This material provides excellent protection from radiation. It provides some insulation against temperature changes. A strong smell of pears comes from this substance.



  • This material is peach-colored. It is heavy. This material has a bumpy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is low. A strong smell of pinapple comes from this material.



  • This material is vermillion. It is light. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. This substance provides some protection from radiation. This material is conductive. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. This substance has a strong odor of raw meat.



  • This somewhat transparent, unreflective substance is white. It is very heavy. It is malleable in solid form. This material's melting point is unremarkable. This material gives off mild radiation.



  • This substance is cobalt-blue. It is light. It is flexible in solid form. This material's melting point is very high. This material is superconductive. This substance has a faint odor of carrots. When exposed to nitrogen it becomes darker in color.



  • This mirrorlike material is beyrl-green. It is very heavy. It is very malleable in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. A smell of vegetables comes from this substance.



  • This translucent, reflective substance is gray. It is somewhat malleable in solid form. This substance has a slick texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is high. This substance is mildly magnetic. A faint smell of wine comes from this substance.



  • This perfectly transparent, reflective material is cream-colored. This substance has a waxy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is very high. This material adsorbs almost all radiation. It provides some insulation against temperature changes. This substance has a faint odor of rum.



  • This somewhat transparent substance is black with orange streaks in it. This substance has a bumpy texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is below room temperature. It provides some insulation against temperature changes.



  • This material is amethyst. It is very heavy. It is brittle in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. This substance is superconductive.



  • This substance is pine-green. It is light. It is flexible in solid form. This material's melting point is unremarkable. This substance has a faint odor of salt.



  • This material is midnight black with aquamarine streaks in it. It is somewhat malleable in solid form. This material has a rough texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. This substance provides some protection from radiation. This material can be magnetized. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. A strong smell of rot comes from this substance.



  • This translucent, mirrorlike substance is chalk-white. It is extremely inflexible in solid form. This material's melting point is room temperature. This substance provides some protection from radiation. This material is conductive.



  • This substance is red. It is light. It is flexible in solid form. This substance has a smooth texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is room temperature. This material can be easily magnetized. It provides some insulation against temperature changes.



  • This material is yellow. It is somewhat malleable in solid form. This substance has a slick texture in solid form. This material's melting point is unremarkable. This substance gives off mild radiation. This material does not conduct electricity at all. It is a poor insulator against temperature changes. A smell of celery comes from this material.



  • This somewhat transparent substance is sand-colored. It is very light. It is very flexible in solid form. This material has a oily texture in solid form. This substance's melting point is unremarkable. This material is not very conductive. 

 
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If you really want a more out-of-the-box item lore inspiration, I suggest you check Brave Frontier wikia. It's a smartphone game, but they took the time to fill every single thing's description; that includes the item, the materials to create them, and even equipment. One prominent example is this High Cure.


Most of them are even long enough to even fill Yanfly's Item Core bottom-right description box.


It is one of the game that inspired me in that department. I like how they don't just go with the "description by appearance" approach of flavor text; but even put mini-lores in each items. Case of example, this weakest equipment in the game lol.


For some short descriptive text, I like to draw inspirations from here.
 

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Descriptions are more interesting when they contain some type of lore or context for the game. It's great for world building. I know it's hard to write generic lore as a template but it might help out a bit with some of the items. I've never heard of Brave Frontier, but I do know that the dark souls series does similar things with it's item descriptions to great effect. You can get a lot of backstory of the game's world by reading them that you wouldn't get anywhere else.


You could also write the descriptions from the point of view of the main character, which helps flesh out the character and the world they live in. The book descriptions you've done are my favorite for that reason. I guess that's just some food for thought though, since I'm assuming these are mostly just starting points for people to work off of. 


Also, are these descriptions short enough to fit into the vanilla item description box? Some of them seem awfully long. 
 

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You could also write the descriptions from the point of view of the main character, which helps flesh out the character and the world they live in.

I really like this idea a lot! :)
 

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Also, are these descriptions short enough to fit into the vanilla item description box? Some of them seem awfully long. 



The links I provide are simply to jolt your creativity and write something new for your game, not direct copypaste xD
 

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I totally agree that flavor text can help provide immersion, but to achieve that:

  • The flavor text should be artfully written and use evocative word choice
  • The text must use snappy, direct, and active "voice"
  • The description for each item(/book/equip) should be unique - something that makes a lot of sense for that item and couldn't be applied to every other item in the game by changing two or three adjectives.
  • Ideally, the description should reference something about the world, legends, cool-sounding powers, or something that will make the item sound important and mysterious (alternatively, the description can simply be genuinely funny)

With genuine respect to you for trying to provide good examples of flavor text people could use in a game, no one is ever going to be immersed by a paragraph like:

  • This book is of average clarity thanks to the well-done illustrations that almost make up for the bad illustrations. With a bit of reading, it will be revealed that it has little useful information. Making the book virtually useless, it appears that the contents are not very original.



I can't even read that description without getting bored!  Imagine if I tried to read the actual book!


Let's make it sound less like something ALICE would construct and something more like a well-spoken person might describe:


"A rather unclear textbook on Herbology.  The author tried to compensate for his shaky grasp on the subject by using full-color illustrations and creating a spunky heroine to teach the reader about different plants, but readers find that it's lipstick on a pig."


Here are a few of my better item/equipment descriptions from my game in progress, working within Ace's fairly short length limit:

  • "A tribe of windrunners designed this garment long ago.  The art has since been lost to time."
  • "A brilliant emerald made from the crystallized vigor of a defeated foe."
  • "It heals, it purifies, and on top of that, it makes a great low-carb mixer!"
  • "Depending on its wielder, this sword will either feel burning hot or ice-cold to the touch."
  • "A curious message adorns this veil: 'That which is seen only by blind eyes'."
 
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I tend to do 4th wall stuff for my descriptions.


My old description was "Grave rob much?!?!"

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