Problem-Solving Characters

version 2 by Ron Newcomb

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  • Section 3 - the Block rules
    [ The “block” rules. It’s the job of these 31 rules to make witty remarks. Oh, they also ignore the player’s attempted action, preferably without annoying the piss out of him. It’s something of a cutting irony that Inform has two swearing actions, and they are also both in here. AI can ignore them, but particular games will almost certainly write exceptions to them. Maybe the author doesn’t want to simulate fire, but lighting a lantern as an exception is pretty common. ] [
    When hindered by the block giving rule:
    When hindered by the block showing rule:
    When hindered by the block waking rule:
    When hindered by the block throwing at rule:
    When hindered by the futile to throw things at inanimate objects rule:
    When hindered by the block attacking rule:
    When hindered by the block kissing rule:
    When hindered by the block pushing in directions rule:
    When hindered by the block saying yes rule:
    When hindered by the block saying no rule:
    When hindered by the block burning rule:
    When hindered by the block waking up rule:
    When hindered by the block thinking rule:
    When hindered by the block smelling rule:
    When hindered by the block listening rule:
    When hindered by the block tasting rule:
    When hindered by the block cutting rule:
    When hindered by the block jumping rule:
    When hindered by the block tying rule:
    When hindered by the block drinking rule:
    When hindered by the block saying sorry rule:
    When hindered by the block swearing obscenely rule:
    When hindered by the block swearing mildly rule:
    When hindered by the block swinging rule:
    When hindered by the block rubbing rule:
    When hindered by the block setting it to rule:
    When hindered by the block waving hands rule:
    When hindered by the block buying rule:
    When hindered by the block singing rule:
    When hindered by the block climbing rule:
    When hindered by the block sleeping rule:
    ]