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Rules text defines a card's abilities. It is contained within the text box and is not italicized like reminder text or flavor text.

Trinket text[]

Trinket text is rules text on a card that is more for flavor than mechanics.[1]Can't be blocked by saprolings” (Vindictive Mob) is an example of trinket text.[2]


From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Rules Text
A characteristic that defines a card’s abilities. See rule 207.1.


  1. Mark Rosewater (February 13, 2016). "Where did the term "trinket text" come from?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. Mark Rosewater (March 15, 2013). "How often in a set do you like to use trinket text?". Blogatog. Tumblr.