Damnatio Memoriae — 11 of 34

Emily Short

Release 6

Book 5 - Affecting Actions

Chapter 1 - Opening and Closing

Instead of opening something which affects something openable (called the slave):

say "You tug at [the noun]. ";

if the slave is open:

say "[The slave] jiggles, but is already open. ";

otherwise:

say "[The slave] pops open. ";

now the slave is open;

if the slave affects the noun:

now the noun is open;

say "[The noun] opens as well, of course.";

otherwise:

say "Nothing happens to [the noun]."

Instead of closing something which affects something openable (called the slave):

say "You push at [the noun]. ";

if the slave is closed:

say "[The slave] jiggles, but is already closed. ";

otherwise:

say "[The slave] slams closed. ";

now the slave is closed;

if the slave affects the noun:

now the noun is closed;

say "[The noun] is closed as well, of course.";

otherwise:

say "Nothing happens to [the noun]."