version 10 by Michael Martin
Section: Attaching rules to quips
Quips can be attached to rules; however, quips aren't things, and so can't be treated as "something" or "anything." Instead, we use rulebooks associated with the quipping activity:
Before quipping when the current quip is greeting: say "You walk up and say hello."
Quips may require a reaction. Possible responses (and the quips those responses lead to) are stored in the Table of Quip Followups:
Table of Quip Followups (continued)
|greeting||"Make small talk"||discuss weather|
|greeting||"Get down to business"||standoff|
If a quip is in the table of quip followups, the game will not progress until a choice has been made. If a quip does not appear in the table of quip followups, then after delivering the quip, normal gameplay resumes.
If you want to check on your own whether or not a response is being awaited, the condition to check is:
if RQ is active