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evildmguy
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Old April 9th, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Pickreqs can't have OR - use an exprreq for that instead:

hero.childlives[XXXXX] + hero.childlives[YYYYY] <> 0

I actually never used pickreqs in Shadowrun, Cortex, or Call of Cthulhu. I always used exprreqs or prereqs, becuase I was always generating identity tags and testing for them. That way, you can have things that get disabled, and if they're disabled, you don't forward the "we're here" identity tag to the hero, and any exprreqs looking for that item fail. With a pickreq, you can only test for its presence. You can't test for its current status.
I think I'm finally understanding why you do this. Can you give me an example of how you use them?

Thanks!

edg
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Old April 9th, 2013, 07:21 AM
Each component that I will need to use in a prereq has an identity tag:

<identity group="Something"/>

And a script, usually at initialize/2000, or something similarly early, to tell the hero about that tag (but only if it hasn't been disabled):

doneif (activated = 0)
perform forward[Something.?]

Then, exprreqs can be written to look for those tags:

hero.tagis[Something.?] <> 0
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:48 AM
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Each component that I will need to use in a prereq has an identity tag:

<identity group="Something"/>

And a script, usually at initialize/2000, or something similarly early, to tell the hero about that tag (but only if it hasn't been disabled):

doneif (activated = 0)
perform forward[Something.?]

Then, exprreqs can be written to look for those tags:

hero.tagis[Something.?] <> 0
Worked beautifully! Thanks!

edg
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