# Need help with Point Systems

Hey Everyone,

I am hoping to write a story based off reality TV shows like Love Island, Too Hot to Handle etc.

I read “Love On Fire” written by episode (if you haven’t read it I TOTALLY recommend!!) and I was mind blown about how by talking to 1 in 10 characters that choice is remember for later. I assumed it was by using character points but after reading Dara Amarie’s guide to points it doesn’t completely answer my question.

Incase this is a little confusing lets say there are 10 characters and the MC chooses to speak to character 3. How would I use points (or anything else) to later get the MC and character 3 to take part in a challenge etc together? As seen in Love on Fire.

Hope this makes sense

XOXO Sienna

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This guide might help

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These videos all helped me understand point systems and remembering choices

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Hey, sorry as I said in the message earlier, Dara Amarie’s guide didn’t really answer the question I was hoping to answer. I don’t know how to code for point with lots of characters.

Dara’s guide says you can do:

if (BOY > GIRL)
then MC speaks to BOY

But how do I do it so whichever character, out of a possible 10, has the most points is the one chosen for the following scene.

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I’ll look at darias guide and see if I can figure it out, I’ve never coded anything like that so I’m sorry I’m not that helpful!

You’ll basically have to add points to each character. This is just some random example:

``````NARR
Who do you want to talk to?

choice
"Talk to character one"{
@CHAR1 +1
#CODE DIALOGUE
}"Talk to character two"{
@CHAR2 +1
#CODE DIALOGUE
}"Talk to character three"{
@CHAR3 +1
#CODE DIALOGUE
}"Talk to character four"{
@CHAR4 +1
#CODE DIALOGUE
}"Talk to character five"{
@CHAR5 +1
#CODE DIALOGUE
}
``````

Then, when you want that choice to affect who the MC will compete with:

``````if (CHAR1 =1){
#SCENE OF MC WITH CHAR1
}elif (CHAR2 =1){
#SCENE OF MC WITH CHAR2
}elif (CHAR3 =1){
#SCENE OF MC WITH CHAR3
}elif (CHAR4 =1){
#SCENE OF MC WITH CHAR4
}else{
#SCENE OF MC WITH CHAR5
}
``````
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There’s three ways. You can remember the choice, use character points, or use gains.

Remembering Choices
``````choice (CHARACTERTALK) "Talk to CHAR1" {

# convo

} "Talk to CHAR2" {

# convo

} "Talk to CHAR3" {

# convo

}
``````

Then when you want to remember the choice:

``````if (CHARACTERTALK= "Talk to CHAR1") {

# convo

}elif (CHARACTERTALK= "Talk to CHAR2") {

# convo

} else {

# convo

}
``````

GUIDE HERE

Character Points
``````choice "Talk to CHAR1" {
@CHAR1 +1
# convo

} "Talk to CHAR2" {
@CHAR2 +1
# convo

} "Talk to CHAR3" {
@CHAR3 +1
# convo

}
``````

Then when you want to remember the choice:

``````if (CHAR1 = 1) {

# convo

}elif (CHAR2 = 1) {

# convo

} else {

# convo

}
``````

GUIDE HERE

Gains
``````choice "Talk to CHAR1" {
gain talkchar1
# convo

} "Talk to CHAR2" {
gain talkchar2
# convo

} "Talk to CHAR3" {
gain talkchar3
# convo

}
``````

Then when you want to remember the choice:

``````if (talkchar1) {

# convo

}elif (talkchar2) {

# convo

} else {

# convo

}
``````

GUIDE HERE

In my opinion, for a one off conversation, gains are the best method.

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Thank you this is super helpful!

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