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I'm just working on some final building blocks for my game but want to try and have the player statistics factor in to certain dice rolls for stealth, close-combat, intelligence etc. I can make the dice rolls work off a 'roll under $dexterity' etc. But I'm trying to do some even more advanced stuff like

Roll under x (if $class then  a +10, -10 modifier etc applies).

I'm running into 'Bad conditional expression' issues unfortunately. I'm not sure of the final piece of the puzzle...

This is how my code looks:

 


<<set $enemyHP == 34>>
<<set $CurHP == 40>>

Roll a 55 or under!<br>
<span id='dice-outcome'></span>
<span id='dice-button'>
<<button 'Melee!'>>
	<<set $roll to random(0, 100)>>	
	<<if $class == $Observer ($roll-= 30)>> 
	<<if$class == $cqbScout ($roll -= 40>>
	<<if $roll gte 56>>
	<<replace '#dice-outcome'>>
			Your blade misses the enemy bandit, he strikes and you shudder from his blow! Lose 10HP.<br>
			<<set $CurHP -= 10>>
	
		<</replace>>
		<<else>>
		<<if $roll lte 55>>
			<<set $enemyHP -= 17>>
				<<replace '#dice-outcome'>>
				You rolled a $roll. The bandit loses 17 HP.<br>
		<</replace>><</if>>
		<</if>>
			<</if>>
				<</if>>
					<</if>>
						<</if>>
 	<<if $enemyHP lte 0>>
		<<replace '#dice-outcome'>>
			You rolled a $roll. The bandit collapses.<br>
		<</replace>>
		<<replace '#dice-button'>><</replace>> /% remove button %/
		<</if>>
<</button>>
</span>

 

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by (23.6k points)

What storyformat are you using? Because this looks like Sugarcube but makes no sense in that context.

Setting variables would look like this:

<<set $enemyHP = 34>>
<<set $CurHP = 40>>

And I have no idea what the brackets in the <<if>> are supposed to do. Also you seem to close more <<if>> clauses than you have started.

by (2.3k points)
Yeah it is Sugarcube 2.21 I made a wee error with the ==.

 

The <<if>>  are where I am trying to influence the dice roll with some sort of a modifier on the final outcome of the roll. Basically if someone is a certain class, they get a 'bonus' on the dice roll.
by (23.6k points)

What's the bracket supposed to be? That's not something that works this way in sugarcube. Did you mean to say:

<<if $class == $Observer>> <<set $roll-= 30>> <</if>> 

 

by (38.3k points)

Yeah, the <<if>> macro expects there to only be a conditional expression inside the <<if>> part, so when you do this:

<<if $class == $Observer ($roll-= 30)>> 

the "$class == $Observer ($roll-= 30)" part isn't a valid conditional expression, thus triggering the "Bad conditional expression" error message.

The expression in the parentheses has to be in it's own <<set>> macro, as idling showed above.

Also, instead of replacing "dice-outcome" with the result and then replacing "dice-button" with nothing, you could simplify that by getting rid of the "dice-outcome" span, and just replace the "dice-button" itself with the outcome.

Hope that helps!  :-)

by (2.3k points)
Thanks to you both, I have improved it and got it working!

I tried to get the dice-outcome removed and replaced with dice-button entry but it just made the button vanish after the first roll of the dice. Oh well.
by (23.6k points)
<<nobr>>
<<set $enemyHP to 34>>
<<set $CurHP to 40>>

Roll a 55 or under!<br>
@@#button;
<<button 'Melee!'>>
<<replace "#button">>
	<<set $roll to random(0, 100)>>	
	<<if $class == $Observer>><<set $roll-= 30>><</if>> 
	<<if $class == $cqbScout>><<set $roll -= 40>><</if>>
	<<if $roll gte 56>>
		Your blade misses the enemy bandit, he strikes and you shudder from his blow! Lose 10HP.<br>
		<<set $CurHP -= 10>>
	<<elseif $roll lte 55>>
		<<set $enemyHP -= 17>>
		<<if $enemyHP gt 0>>
			You rolled a $roll. The bandit loses 17 HP.<br>
		<<else>>
			You rolled a $roll. The bandit collapses.<br>
		<</if>>
	<</if>>
<</replace>>
<</button>>
@@
<</nobr>>

 

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