Room Description Headings

version 1/090620 by Erwin Genstein

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  • Section: Simplifying Or Omitting Enclosure Descriptions

    We might decide that enclosure descriptions such as "Factory (in the box) (on the conveyor belt) (on the platform)" are simply too lengthy, and that we want to only describe the player's enclosure, not its ancestry:

        The default describing the player's enclosure ancestry rule is not listed in any rulebook.

    This simplifies the above to "Factory (in the box)". After getting out of the box, the description would be "Factory (on the conveyor belt)".

    We might want to omit enclosure descriptions altogether, perhaps because we have arranged that they are included in the main body of the room description:

        The default listing enclosures rule is not listed in any rulebook.

    This would also omit any additional enclosure descriptions we have applied, such as when in darkness. To retain those, but not display the default enclosure descriptions:

        The default describing the player's enclosure rule is not listed in any rulebook.
        The default describing the player's enclosure ancestry rule is not listed in any rulebook.