How to restart game after a Game Over state with all variables reset

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asked Jun 12 by jakobfree (250 points)

In my story I have several events that will trigger a Game Over state (character dies or makes a wrong choice). In my "You Lose" passage, where all the Game Over events point to, I've placed a "Restart" button. But the button is just a link to the original "Start Game" passage. This means that some of the variables or conditions that have been modified during the first play through are still intact on the second. How can I restart the game in the "You Lose" passage so that everything goes back to original conditions?

=><=
###Game over.
=><=
[[Restart|Start Game]] 

 

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answered Jun 12 by greyelf (88,870 points)
selected Jun 13 by jakobfree
 
Best answer

You want the (reload:) macro, and you would combine it with a (link:) macro like so.

=><=
###Game over.
=><=
(link: "Restart")[(reload:)]

warning: the above was written from memory and hasn't been tested.

commented Jun 13 by jakobfree (250 points)
That works! Thanks a bunch!
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