Another thing I perhaps didn’t clarify enough about the Variation Die in the Blade & Crown rules: You can use your Variation Die roll as inspiration for an original, evocative thing you say. It doesn’t just have to be a description of what you do; it can equally be a description of how others perceive your actions, or what you just outright vocalize.
(The sample of play hints at this, but I didn’t make it very explicit in the rules.)
A lot of snowclones are likely examples. “That has to be the mother of all X!” and “I don’t care how many X there are, I am determined to succeed!” are good examples of quantity-related quotations that are possible. There must be a billion variants on “You think that’s going to stop me? I X easier things than that for breakfast!” and the like.
Making a quote truly evocative and original can be tricky, but that’s where context comes in. What you say is going to depend heavily on the particular situation — cool things to say while dodging a sword are usually going to be different from cool things to say while saving your friend from a fall. And the situation will give inspiration for specific original things to say.
All that makes it difficult to come up with a single list, but here are some general ideas to serve as inspirations.
- “Well, that wasn’t so hard!”
- “All in the wrist, my dear. All in the wrist!”
- “Sorry about the mess.”
- “Just in the nick of time!”
- “Nice and easy… Slow but steady…”
- “You haven’t seen the last of me!”
- “Now, that’s a bit more of a challenge!”
- “Come on. Just… this… once…”
- “It’s either you, or me. And it’s not going to be me.”
- “You have to pay attention to the little details, you see.”
- “I’ve been practicing.”
- “It just took a little finesse, that’s all.”