Problem-Solving Characters

version 2 by Ron Newcomb

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  • Section 8 - the Carrying Capacity rules
    [ The few “carrying capacity” rules actually are dealt with by the AI, partly as blowback from the accessibility rules. But considering that juggling puzzles aren’t a common trope anymore, the responses are simple and straightforward. It’s unlikely they’ll solve any need-a-third-hand puzzles on their own. The author will be welcome to add rules to taste. ]
    When hindered by the can't exceed carrying capacity rule: we could try dropping a random carried thing.
    When hindered by the can't put if this exceeds carrying capacity rule: we could try taking a random thing which is on the second noun.
    When hindered by the can't insert if this exceeds carrying capacity rule: we could try taking a random thing which is in the second noun.
    When hindered by the can't drop if this exceeds carrying capacity rule:
        let H be the holder of the person asked;
        if H is a supporter:
            we could try taking a random thing which is on H;
            we could try exiting;
        otherwise:
            we could try taking a random thing which is in H;
            we could try exiting.