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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 3 - Acting on characters during the stopped time

The stopped-time-effects rule is listed before the basic accessibility rule in the action-processing rules.

This is the stopped-time-effects rule:

if Stopped-time is not happening, make no decision;

if igniting something with the lantern:

say "The lantern is glowing but the flame does not leap or flicker: you cannot burn anything, with time held in this way." instead;

if the action requires a touchable noun:

if the noun is Snow White or the noun is part of Snow White or the noun is enclosed by Snow White:

say "Snow White is impossible to approach at the moment." instead;

if the noun is part of the corpse:

if the actor is the player:

say "You only get as far as reaching for [the noun]. [corpse-objection]." instead;

otherwise:

say "'I don't want anything to fall apart more than it has,' he says." instead;

if the action requires a touchable second noun:

if the second noun is Snow White or the second noun is part of Snow White or the second noun is enclosed by Snow White:

say "Snow White is impossible to approach at the moment." instead;

if the second noun is part of the corpse:

if the actor is the player:

say "You only get as far as reaching for [the second noun]. [corpse-objection]." instead;

otherwise:

say "'I don't want anything to fall apart more than it has,' he says." instead.

To say corpse-objection:

say "[one of]'Hey!' he says, knocking you away[or]'Keep your hands to yourself, mister,' he says[or]'Someone here was brought up in a barn,' he observes[at random]".

Instead of saying hello to Snow White during Stopped-time:

say "You try waving to get her attention. [one of]She doesn't respond[or]Her expression remains fixed[stopping][casually queue not-talking-now]."