Sand-dancer — 28 of 48

Aaron Reed and Alexei Othenin-Girard

Release 7

Section - Roof

The description of Roof is "From the roof of the building, you can see [the huge electrical tower] rising up in front of you. At your feet is the way back down."

Some metal rungs are a fixed in place thing in Roof. ["Some [metal rungs] once led to a control room higher up the tower, but the lowest ones are well above your head. You'd have to jump out into space to grab the bottom rung. You could also go back down."] Understand "ladder/rung" as metal rungs.

Instead of jumping when location is Roof: try going up. Instead of climbing or entering metal rungs: try going up.

Instead of going nowhere when location is Roof: say "It's a drop off on all sides."

The Control Center is up from Roof. Control Center is regionally in Office Interior. A huge metal barrel is a fixed in place supporter in Roof.

Instead of going up in Roof when player does not hold courage and huge metal barrel is not placed correctly: say "The metal rungs have rusted away and crumbled; the lowest are well above your head. You don't have the courage to make the jump."

Report going up from Roof when player holds courage: say "[first time]You gather your courage and leap off the edge of the roof. Your hands grasp the metal of the bottommost rung, scraping and sliding, but holding. [only]You pull yourself up the rungs into the control center. Hey, it wasn't that hard after all."

The huge metal barrel can be placed correctly. It is not placed correctly.

[Exercise 10.5. Comment out the initial appearance of metal rungs above to use this.]For writing a paragraph about huge metal barrel: say "[The rungs] once led to a control booth higher up the tower, but the lower handholds have rotted away and collapsed. [if huge metal barrel is placed correctly]You should be able to clamber up onto the [huge metal barrel] underneath, though[otherwise if player holds courage]You're pretty sure you could make the leap, though[otherwise if player holds strength]You could probably push that [huge metal barrel] over underneath, though[otherwise]A [huge metal barrel] rusts quietly some distance away[end if]."

The description of the huge metal barrel is "[A huge metal barrel] stands upright and intact nearby, [if placed correctly]directly underneath the bottom rungs [otherwise]large enough you could climb up on top of it[end if]."

Instead of entering or climbing the placed correctly huge metal barrel: try going up. Instead of entering or climbing the huge metal barrel: say "Yeah, you could get on top of it, but while it's over here you couldn't reach a whole lot."

Instead of pushing the not placed correctly huge metal barrel when player does not hold strength: say "You push against the side, but you're not strong enough to move the barrel."

Instead of pushing the not placed correctly huge metal barrel when player holds strength: now huge metal barrel is placed correctly; say "Heaving, you push against the barrel, and with a horrible grating noise, it slides across the roof till it rests underneath the metal rungs."

Report going up from Roof when huge metal barrel is placed correctly: say "You climb up on the barrel, reach, grab the bottom rungs, and pull yourself up."

Instead of pushing the placed correctly huge metal barrel: say "Push it any more and it'll fall off the roof. Keep it here and you can get to the rungs."