I have the following code in my IFComp 2020 game:
A costume is a kind of thing. A costume is always wearable. A costume can be stinky or not stinky. A costume is usually stinky. A costume has some text called the smell. The smell of a costume is usually "like onions". The aristocrat costume is a costume. The description of the aristocrat costume is "You obtained these cufflinks completely legitimately, however surprising that may be. The rest of the ensemble is not far from your day-to-day dress." Understand "cufflinks" or "cufflink" as the aristocrat costume. The smell of the aristocrat costume is "like mothballs"
I want people to be able to smell costumes, which is easy:
Instead of smelling a costume: say "You take a few sniffs. It smells like [the smell of the noun]."
But how can I make the parts of the costume smell like the parent? Is there some kind of code like:
Instead of smelling part of (parent - a costume): blah blah blah
Or is this sort of thing not possible? I can do it by hand, but it’ll be less robust to changes.