Room Description Headings

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  • Example: * Bombast - Excessive use of enclosure descriptions.

        "Bombast"

        Include Room Description Headings by Erwin Genstein.

        The Hall is a room. "This room is all hustle and bustle as party guests flit to and fro. A small doorway lies to the east.".

        The Kitchen is east of the Hall. "At last, some peace and quiet. A small doorway leads back to the party to the west, and an even smaller doorway leads down."

        The glowing champagne flute is in the kitchen. "Some tedious partygoer has left a champagne flute here. You are hardly surprised, given the nature of the company, that it is emitting a weary, gentle glow. Doubtless somebody's idea of a 'neat trick'." It is lit. Understand "glow" and "light" and "glass" as the flute.

        The chair is an enterable supporter in the Kitchen.

        The Cellar is down from the Kitchen. It is dark. "A dank, dark cellar. Though the noise and bluster still wafts in from above, you may have finally found the most peaceful part of the building.".

        The vast cardboard box is an open, openable, enterable container in the Cellar. The large cardboard box is an open, openable, enterable container. It is in the vast cardboard box.

        The player carries an empty glass, a cheap cigar and an invitation.

        Rule for opening an enclosure description: say ", ".

        Rule for closing an enclosure description: rule succeeds.

        Rule for describing the player's enclosure when the player's enclosure is the location: say ", wandering aimlessly".

        [Rule for describing the player's enclosure when the apparent location is not the location and when not in darkness: say ", depressingly confined"; make no decision.]

        Rule for describing the player's enclosure when in darkness: say ", fretting about grues".

        After opening an enclosure description when the described enclosure is the player's enclosure: say "joylessly ".

        Before closing an enclosure description when the player is carrying something and the described enclosure is the player's enclosure: say ", waving [a random thing carried by the player]".

        Rule for printing an enclosure preposition when the described enclosure is the player's enclosure and the described enclosure is a supporter: say "perched on ".

        Rule for printing an enclosure preposition when the described enclosure is the player's enclosure and the described enclosure is a container: say "squatting in ".

        Rule for describing an enclosure: say "someone else's [described enclosure]".

        Test me with "e / sit in chair / look / get up / down / up / get flute / down / enter vast / look / drop flute / enter large / look / close vast / look / close large / look".