A quick question about describing persons

Hi, I’m new to Inform7. I have been using it for a total of two days :smiley:

I just have a quick question. I’m sure there is a simple answer, but I can’t seem to find it in the manual. I know, when describing a room you can write “[if unvisited]blah blah blah[otherwise] yadda yadda yadda.” But what is the equivalent for a person? Basically, I want to describe a person when the player first sees him, but only the once and not ever again.


say “[one of]First time description[or]Later time description[stopping].”

This works in any printed message.

Typing from memory: The description of Bob is “[one of]Behold Bob.[or]It’s Bob again.[stopping]”

Ahhh, [one of].

Perfect, thanks :smiley: