Quip-Based Conversation

version 5 by Michael Martin

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  • Example: *** Joe Schmoe Revisited - A reimplementation of David Glasser's PHTALKOO.H example, with additions showing interaction with Reactable Quips and independent conversations.

        *:"Joe Schmoe Revisited"

        The story headline is "An Interactive Revisiting of the phtalkoo.h Test".
        Include Quip-Based Conversation by Michael Martin.
        Use no scoring and no deprecated features.

        Chapter 1 - The Setup

        When play begins, say "Joe Schmoe is yor frend!"

        Joe Schmoe's Place is a room. "You are in Joe Schmoe's place."

        Joe Schmoe is a man in Joe Schmoe's Place. The description is "This is Joe. It's yor frend!" The litany of Joe Schmoe is the Table of Joe Comments.

        The greeting of yourself is selftalk.

        Casting Xyzzy is an action applying to nothing. Understand "xyzzy" as casting xyzzy. Carry out casting xyzzy: deliver the xyzzy quip; run a conversation on the Table of Magic Followups.

        Chapter 2 - The Script

        Section 1 - The Text

        Table of Quip Texts (continued)
      quip  quiptext  
      selftalk  "Talking to yourself is not particularly fun."  
      who-am-i  "'My name is Joe Schmoe and Inform hates me.'"  
      why-hate  "'I tried to compile a game and it gave me 40 Problem messages.'"  
      yay-inform  "'Thanks so much! You're the greatest!'"  
      hate-you  "'I hate you!'[paragraph break] Joe kills you."  
      hate-you-2  "'I hate you!'[paragraph break] Joe kills you."  
      hate-you-3  "'I hate you!'[paragraph break] Joe kills you."  
      hate-pedants  "'I hate pedants!'[paragraph break] Joe kills you."  
      yay-monkeys  "'Of course I like monkeys.'"  
      yay-you  "'Now we can be friends!'"  
      say-nothing  "You decide not to say anything after all."  
      ehn-apes  "'Apes are OK, I guess.'"  
      ehn-lemurs  "'I don't really have an opinion on lemurs.'"  
      xyzzy  "What's the other magic word?"  

        Table of Joe Comments
      prompt  response  enabled  
      "Who are you?"  who-am-i  1  
      "Why does Inform hate you?"  why-hate  0  
      "You probably just left out a semi-colon."  yay-inform  0  
      "I don't care."  hate-you  0  
      "Ha, ha. Inform hates you."  hate-you-2  0  
      "Do you like a monkey?"  yay-monkeys  1  
      "Only crazy people like monkeys."  hate-you-3  0  
      "No, I said 'a monkey', not 'monkeys'."  hate-pedants  0  
      "I like monkeys too."  yay-you  0  
      "Say nothing"  say-nothing  1  

        Table of Quip Followups (continued)
      quip  option  result  
      yay-monkeys  "What about apes?"  ehn-apes  
      yay-monkeys  "What about lemurs?"  ehn-lemurs  

        Table of Magic Followups
      prompt  response  enabled  
      "PLUGH"  yay-you  1  
      "There are at least two; which one?"  hate-pedants  1  

        Section 2 - Dialogue affects itself

        After quipping when the current quip is who-am-i:
            enable the why-hate quip;
            enable the hate-you quip.

        After quipping when the current quip is why-hate:
            disable the hate-you quip;
            enable the hate-you-2 quip;
            enable the yay-inform quip.

        After quipping when the current quip is yay-monkeys:
            enable the hate-you-3 quip;
            enable the hate-pedants quip;
            enable the yay-you quip.

        After quipping when the current quip is say-nothing:
            enable the say-nothing quip;
            terminate the conversation.

        Section 3 - Dialogue affects the game

        After quipping when the current quip is hate-you: end the story saying "You have died".
        After quipping when the current quip is hate-you-2: end the story saying "You have died".
        After quipping when the current quip is hate-you-3: end the story saying "You have died".
        After quipping when the current quip is hate-pedants: end the story saying "You have died".
        After quipping when the current quip is yay-inform: end the story finally saying "You have won".
        After quipping when the current quip is yay-you: end the story finally saying "You have won".

        Section 4 - Tests

        test me with "talk to me / x joe / talk to joe / 1 / x me / 1 / repeat / 3 / x me / 1 / 1".
        test xyzzy with "xyzzy / 1".