HOW TO: Have Choices Without Dialogue 🗯 💫

Well, it’s impossible to have a choice without dialogue before it, seriously, you need to include dialogue before a choice. You must have a character think/say something or have the narrator speak before you write a choice. You can’t have a zoom command, label, speechbubble command, character placement, etc. before a choice, it needs to be words coming from a character or the narrator. But, there is a way around this! All you do is set your speechbubble’s scale to 0%. This will make the bubble disappear. Put the speechbubble command before the dialogue. So, the order is, 1. speechbubble command set to 0%, 2. Dialogue before a choice, 3. The choice

Example:

@speechbubble is X Y to 0%

NARR
Bla bla bla…

choice
“Choose this Option”{

@speechbubble reset

NARR
Scene here.

}

#continue story

So, a reminder, scale your speechbubble to 0 percent and do not forget to reset the bubble or else your story will play like a silent movie (you can also reset it by scaling it to a value higher than 0% so it’s visible)!

Another Example:

EXT. FIRE - NIGHT

@zoom reset

NARR
Be prepared to own this battle!

@speechbubble is 160 237 to 0%

NARR
Click it! CLICK IT!

choice
“ATTACK!”{

@speechbubble reset

NARR
Bla bla bla…

}

NARR
You won. Yay!

What this translates into visually:

Can read more about speechbubbles here: :thought_balloon: HOW TO: Spot direct Speech Bubble :fire: :ballet_shoes: :balloon: Also, if you’re new to choices, this thread is for you: HOW TO: Simple Choices :brown_heart::black_heart::white_heart::speech_balloon::thought_balloon::boom: And THIS amazing thread contains so many helpful threads: "List" of Helpful Threads :rose: :wilted_flower: :heart: :heavy_heart_exclamation:

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