Neutral Library Messages

version 3/120107 by Aaron Reed

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  • Section: Parser versus Narrator

    Whether a message comes from the parser or the narrator is something of an existential or aesthetic question in some cases: is "But you aren't on the sofa at the moment" a parser objection or a narrator observation? My general rule of thumb is that the parser deals with anything out of world, including commands rejected for logical reasons (as above), and the narrator with commands rejected for story/character reasons (as well as, of course the successful commands). So "Dropped" or "You hear nothing unexpected" are narrator messages, but "You aren't holding the apple" is a parser message.