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Defining what the player hears (reply)

The reply field of a rule is something to be told to the player via text to speech, sound effects, and/or music. So, to define what the player can hear, you need to edit the reply field of the rule.

Editing the reply field

The reply field in the
rule editor panel is a multi-line text editor. You can type over the text in this field or use paste text into it. You can also drag text from the map or browser and drop it into the reply field. To commit your change, click anywhere in the field or press Tab.

Tips on editing replies

It is best if in general replies are no longer than a few sentences. This maintains the interactive nature of the story. However, there is no specific limit in the program on how long they can be. Given the limitations of Windows edit fields, it is safest to keep them under 16,000 or so characters in length.

gif/storyharp00090000.gif Carriage returns cannot be entered in replies, so in practice this imposes a limit on how long you will want them to be.

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