Hi! I am new to inform so this is probably a typical newbee question.
I am using Inform 7 and have found out that I can block actions by writing “instead”. However, it seems that I cannot use the “instead”-rule with “dropping object in something”, as I try to in the following example:
[code]the gym is a room. “You are in a big living room. In the middle of the room is a swimming pool.”.
the swimming pool is scenery in gym.
the branch is in gym.
instead of taking pool:
say “You cannot take a swimming pool.”
instead of dropping branch in pool:
say “you don’t want to loose the branch, so you decide not to.”.
The code compiles fine, but when I type “drop branch in pool” I simply get the default message: “That can’t contain things.” I have tried making the pool a container instead but that doesn’t help.
So can anyone explain to me why “instead” works for “taking pool” but not for “dropping branch in pool” and is there a workaround so that I can achieve what I am trying to do? (I want to be able to throw selected objects only in the pool.)