Conversation system in Emily Short's City of Secrets

Hi all,

I’m a developer who is trying to write games in IF 7 in my spare time.

I’d really like to implement a similar system to the one that Emily Short uses in City of Secrets.

I didn’t see source code for it, and I didn’t want to bother Short, so I am posting here to see if anyone has any ideas on how to implement a conversation system (topical with pre-written comments/questions) similar to the one used in City of Secrets.

Thanks in advance for any pointers or help!

I see the Counterfeit Monkey system now, which ChrisC has released, and it seems possible to build a menu from it: I’ll give that a whirl and post back if anyone else is curious about this.