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I'm working on a game called The Crucible. It's a dungeon crawl of sorts where players each enter a layered dungeon complex, each layer more difficult. Winner is the one that survives the deepest level. Pretty much like in Fable 2.

I kind of want to do a subtitle...

Something like:

Many Enter, Few Survive, Fewer Triumph..

I like it but I don't... I'm open to suggestions or someone telling me why not to do one..

Thanks!
 
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I am reminded of John Barth's "THE FRIDAY BOOK Or, Book-Titles Should Be Straightforward and Subtitles Avoided: Essays and Other Nonfiction"
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I may be wrong, but I think this is called "Flavor Text".
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ibarker3 wrote:
I may be wrong, but I think this is called "Flavor Text".


Flavor text is usually thematic text on cards or other game pieces. It sounds like herogamer is literally talking about a subtitle for their game, like "The Crucible: Two Orcs enter, one Orc leaves".
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ibarker3 wrote:
I may be wrong, but I think this is called "Flavor Text".


Yeah, when I saw the thread for subtitles my first thought was "so, this is going to be a foreign game? Why not translate it instead of subtitle?"
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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I think "Tagline" is the word you're looking for.

Subtitle would be what's after the colon in
Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island
or
Marvel Dice: Avengers vs. X-Men
or
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
etc
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herogamer wrote:
I'm working on a game called The Crucible. It's a dungeon crawl of sorts where players each enter a layered dungeon complex, each layer more difficult. Winner is the one that survives the deepest level. Pretty much like in Fable 2.

I kind of want to do a subtitle...

Something like:

Many Enter, Few Survive, Fewer Triumph..

I like it but I don't... I'm open to suggestions or someone telling me why not to do one..

Thanks!


Maybe a play on Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome:
Many enter... one leaves
 
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Hard to not think of the play, but maybe it's more obscure nowadays.

Riffing a bit from that, two taglines come to mind:
Dungeons aren't just for witches

To what depths will you go?
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My apologies! Tagline is indeed the appropriate term

Quote:
To what depths will you go?


I like this alot!
 
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herogamer wrote:
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To what depths will you go?

I like this alot!


I usually think taglines call to mind bad 'party' games ("The Crazy Family Game of Trivia And Laughs!") but I have to admit, this one is pretty good.
 
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