• Each character has their own set of points, and they all start with a score of 0.

  • Readers can gain or lose points depending on what choices they make.

  • You can add points to your actual characters, or you could create a new "character" and name it ROMANCE, FRIENDSHIP, HONESTY, etc. to create a point system for each category.

Adding & Subtracting Points

There are 2 ways to add/subtract points from characters:​

1. A simple @ command:

@CHARACTER +1

2. Right next to the character's name during dialogue.

CHARACTER +1 (animation)

Dialogue here.

or

CHARACTER (animation) +1

Dialogue here.

Different Outcomes

To create different outcomes depending on how many points were gained or lost, you will need to use the if/elif/else code using this format:

if (CHARACTER = 1) {

} elif (CHARACTER > 1) {

} elif (CHARACTER < 1) {

} else {

}

< means less than
> means greater than
= means equel to

Setting Points

To set a character’s points to a specific number, or to reset it back to zero, use these commands:
@CHARACTER =0
@CHARACTER =4

Example:

GIRL (talk_flirt)
Hi, it’s nice to meet you.

choice
“Be nice” {

BOY (talk_happy_smile) +2
Such a pleasure to meet you!

} “Be neutral” {

BOY (talk_neutral)
Oh hi.
@BOY +1

} “Be mean” {

BOY -2 (talk_arms_crossed_angry)
Don’t talk to me.
}

Later on in my story, I would use the if/elif/else code to create different outcomes based on how many points the reader has.

BOY (talk_flirt)
Do you want to go on a date with me?

if (BOY > 1) {

GIRL (talk_excited)
I would absolutely love that!

} elif (BOY = 1) {

GIRL (talk_shrug)
Yea that sounds fine.

} else {

GIRL (talk_repulsed)
Ew as if, loser!
}

 

Comparing Points

If you want an outcome based on which character has more points than another character, you would use this for the if/elif/else code:

if (BOY > GIRL) {

#this is if BOY has more points than GIRL

} elif (BOY < GIRL) {

#this is if BOY has less points than GIRL

} else {

#this is if BOY and GIRL have the same amount of points

}

 

Showing Points

This method was discovered by @athoynilima on the Episode Forums.

To show character points for a specific character, you will need to find their character number. 

You can find the character number by going to the character creation section in the portal. The site link at the top of your browser shows the character number. It will look something like this:

https://www.episodeinteractive.com/write/character/Sample_Story_gk/4688312326619136

The entire last numbers at the end of the site URL is the character number. (bolded in red in the example URL above)

Now copy that number (your own character's number, not the number in my example URL above).

In your script, you will paste the number with straight brackets around the number to show the character points for that character. You have to use dialogue show points.

Example:

NARRATOR

You have [4688312326619136] point(s).

In your story, it will automatically show how many character points that character has.

  • Please keep in mind that the web previewer doesn't accumulate points from previous chapters. This means that the web previewer will only show available points from just that chapter. 

  • If you want to show accumulated points (all available points) from previous chapters, you will need to test your story in the app.