A scoreboard that keeps track of the ten highest-scoring players from one playthrough to the next, adding the player's name if he has done well enough.

The trick here is that we need a table with text in order to keep track of the players' names.

Part 1 largely replicates the source from "Identity Theft"; new material starts at Part 2.

"Rubies"
Use scoring.
Part 1 - Collecting Names
The player's forename is a text that varies. The player's full name is a text that varies.
When play begins:
   now the command prompt is "What is your name? > ".
To decide whether collecting names:
   if the command prompt is "What is your name? > ", yes;
   no.
After reading a command when collecting names:
   if the number of words in the player's command is greater than 5:
      say "[paragraph break]Who are you, a member of the British royal family? No one has that many names. Let's try this again.";
      reject the player's command;
   now the player's full name is the player's command;
   now the player's forename is word number 1 in the player's command;
   now the command prompt is ">";
   say "Hi, [player's forename]!";
   say "[banner text]";
   move the player to the location;
   reject the player's command.
Instead of looking when collecting names: do nothing.
Rule for printing the banner text when collecting names: do nothing.
Rule for constructing the status line when collecting names: do nothing.
Part 2 - Adding the Leaderboard
File of Leaderboard is called "leaderboard".
When play begins:
   if the File of Leaderboard exists:
      read File of Leaderboard into the Table of Leaders;
      sort the Table of Leaders in reverse scored amount order.
When play ends:
   choose row 10 in the Table of Leaders; [we've sorted the table, so the lowest score will be the one at the bottom]
   if the score is greater than scored amount entry:
      now name entry is the player's forename;
      now the scored amount entry is the score;
   show leaderboard;
   write the File of Leaderboard from the Table of Leaders.
To show leaderboard:
   sort the Table of Leaders in reverse scored amount order;
   say "Current leading scores: [paragraph break]";
   say fixed letter spacing;
   repeat through Table of Leaders:
      if scored amount entry is greater than 0:
         say " [name entry]";
         let N be 25 minus the number of characters in name entry; [here we want to space out the scores so they make a neat column]
         if N is less than 1, now N is 1;
         say N spaces;
         say "[scored amount entry][line break]";
   say variable letter spacing.
To say (N - a number) spaces:
   repeat with index running from 1 to N:
      say " ".
Table of Leaders
scored amountname
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"
0"Smithee"

And now we introduce a scenario that allows different players to come up with different scores – admittedly not a very interesting scenario, but it will do for now:

Part 3 - Scenario
Carry out taking something which is not handled:
   increment score.
The Big Treasure Chamber is a room. It contains a ruby, an emerald, a gold tooth, an antique katana, and a silver coin.
Instead of waiting, end the story finally.
Test me with "get ruby / z".
Test me with "get ruby / z".
Big Treasure Chamber
You can see a ruby, an emerald, a gold tooth, an antique katana and a silver coin here.

>(Testing.)

>[1] get ruby
Taken.

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

>[2] z
Current leading scores:

Exemplar 1



*** The End ***


In that game you scored 1 out of a possible 0, in 2 turns.


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