Hi, I’m looking for a way to change the machine’s response to actions, e.g. instead of saying ‘Taken’ make the machine say ‘You stuff it in your pocket’. I’m sure there’s a bit in the manual somewhere about it, and I think I read it, but I can’t find it
Any help would be nice.
You could use the method in ch. 7 “Basic Actions,” section 7.5. "After rules:"
After taking the machine: say "You stuff it into your pocket."
I personally would go with a report rule:
Report taking the machine: say "You stuff it into your pocket." instead.
With the report rule, you need to add “instead” at the end to end the rulebook and avoid printing the default response. You don’t need this with an after rule, because preempting the report rules is the default behavior for after rules.
I thought it must be something like that, but I wasn’t sure if it only applied to custom actions, and not default actions.