Alabaster — 48 of 123

John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities

Release 1

Chapter 4 - Nonsense Commands

[Currently through a bug in the Standard Rules NPCs do not offer any response to being given instructions that are actions out of world. We want to fix that.]

Check asking someone to try quitting the game:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead.

To say out of world refusal:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "[The current interlocutor] ignores your attempt to change the subject.";

otherwise:

if the current interlocutor is the hart:

say "(You invite her to speak a magic incantation. 'I've already put us in stasis,' says the hart. 'You have something more in mind, you'll have to do it yourself.')[line break]";

otherwise if the current interlocutor is new-Snow-White:

say "(You invite her to speak a magic incantation. She just looks back at you with large eyes.)[line break]";

otherwise:

say "(You invite her to speak a magic incantation. Her eyes flash — a challenge! 'I could, you know,' she says. 'But then where would you be?')[line break]".

Check asking someone to try restoring the game:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead.

Check asking someone to try saving the game:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead.

Check asking someone to try restarting the game:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead.

Check asking someone to try requesting the score:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "[The current interlocutor] ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

if the current interlocutor is the hart:

say "('What's my score so far?' you ask. 'Surely you know.'

'There is no score,' he says. 'But you're closer to the end of your life than you were a minute ago, I can tell you that.')[line break]" instead;

otherwise if the current interlocutor is new-Snow-White:

say "('What's my score so far?' you ask.

'Score?' she repeats, confused.)[line break]";

otherwise:

say "('What's my score so far?' you ask. 'Surely you know.'

'Life doesn't work that way,' she says, in a drippingly condescending tone of voice.)[line break]" instead.

Check asking Snow White to try requesting the story file version:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "She ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

if the player knows snow-white-possessed:

say "('What version are we in?'

'This is my 10,458th body,' she says. 'I think. It becomes difficult to keep them straight.')[line break]" instead;

otherwise:

say "('What version are we in?'

'That would be telling,' she says.)[line break]" instead.

Check asking someone to try requesting the story file version:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "[The current interlocutor] ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

if the current interlocutor is new-Snow-White:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead;

otherwise:

say "('What version are we in?'

'Currently [release number in words],' he says.)[line break]" instead.

Check asking someone to try verifying the story file:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "She ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

otherwise:

if the current interlocutor is the hart:

say "('Is the cosmos properly constructed?' you ask.

'Does that question even have meaning?' he retorts.)[line break]" instead;

otherwise if the current interlocutor is new-snow-white:

say "('Is the cosmos properly constructed?' you ask.

'Considering what has happened to me so far, I'd say no.')[line break]" instead;

otherwise:

say "('Is the cosmos properly constructed?' you ask.

'I've always thought there was something a little off about the universe,' she remarks. 'But we shouldn't be discussing this, so let's pretend it never happened.')[line break]" instead.

Check asking someone to try switching the story transcript on:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "[The current interlocutor] ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

otherwise:

if the current interlocutor is Snow White:

say "('Keep track of what we're saying and doing,' you suggest. 'I'd find it handy.'

'I'm a little tied up,' she points out. 'It hampers my abilities as amanuensis.')[line break]" instead;

otherwise:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead;

Check asking someone to try switching the story transcript off:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "[The current interlocutor] ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

otherwise:

if the current interlocutor is Snow White:

say "('I've had enough of transcribing all my deeds,' you say. 'I'd prefer to be forgotten by history. Could it be arranged?'

'You'll have to work that spell yourself.')[line break]" instead;

otherwise:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead;

Check asking someone to try switching score notification on:

try asking the person asked to try requesting the score instead.

Check asking someone to try switching score notification off:

try asking the person asked to try requesting the score instead.

Check asking someone to try preferring abbreviated room descriptions:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "[The current interlocutor] ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

otherwise:

say "('I'd like to see the world through different words.'

[if the current interlocutor is new-Snow-White]'Eh?'[otherwise]'You'll have to work that spell yourself.'[run paragraph on][end if])[line break]" instead.

Check asking someone to try preferring unabbreviated room descriptions:

try asking the person asked to try preferring abbreviated room descriptions.

Check asking someone to try preferring sometimes abbreviated room descriptions:

try asking the person asked to try preferring abbreviated room descriptions.

Check asking someone to try requesting the pronoun meanings:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "[The current interlocutor] ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

otherwise:

if the current interlocutor is Snow White:

say "('Do you ever get confused about what we were just talking about, and who is he and she and it, and all of that?'

She makes a face. 'No more than is ordinary, I suppose.')[line break]" instead;

otherwise:

say "[out of world refusal]" instead.

[Check asking someone to try turning on dialogue hinting:

try asking the person asked to try preferring abbreviated room descriptions.

Check asking someone to try turning off dialogue hinting:

try asking the person asked to try preferring abbreviated room descriptions.]

Check asking someone to try asking for help:

if the current quip is restrictive:

say "She ignores your attempt to change the subject." instead;

otherwise:

if the current interlocutor is:

-- Snow White:

say "('I'd like guidance,' you say.

'Pity.')[line break]" instead;

-- corpse:

say "('I'd like guidance,' you say.

'I'm trying to help you,' he says. 'But you're not turning out very easy to guide.')[line break]" instead;

-- new-Snow-White:

say "('I'd like guidance,' you say.

'I can't help you.')[line break]" instead.