Problem-Solving Characters

version 2 by Ron Newcomb

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  • Section 2 - the Convert rules
    [ The “convert” rules. These check rules don’t actually fail at all. Rather, they change the action-in-progess to another action, or massage a noun, such as converting between doors and directions. They’re a little like implicit actions, except that the original action isn’t needed. The new action covers all bases. These too are easy for AI: ignore them. ]
    When hindered by the convert remove to take rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the convert put to drop where possible rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the convert insert to drop where possible rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the convert enter door into go rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the convert enter compass direction into go rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the convert exit into go out rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the convert exit into get off rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the convert show to yourself to examine rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the translate asking for to giving rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the standard pushing in directions rule, pretend it worked.
    When hindered by the determine map connection rule, pretend it worked.