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I want to create a character, that if a withered briar is in its 3x3 square radius, it would turn into a briar root, using a default script for anywhere in the room.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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To make a character do something relative to itself, you'll need myscript. So go read this primer on what myscript is and how it works first.

EDIT EDIT EDIT: I reread your description and everything I had written here was wrong. A little myscripting will do the job just fine. I believe one of the examples in the primer does almost exactly what you'd need to do to check for a withered-briar tile in the 3x3 radius even.

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Here's a script! Just create a custom character, name it "Butch32", and Ctrl-C -> Ctrl-Shift-B to copy/paste it in.
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Sadly, it doesn't work, and I'm not sure why. If someone more versed than I would come along and fix its problems, I would be thankful. :)

And here's the code to make it a default script. Have a character in the room run this:
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This code works!

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There's no "Wait 0" command. You need one of those to stop the turn so it doesn't just say "Oh this is an infinite loop all in one turn, KILL THE SCRIPT!" Just add "Wait 0" after setting _MyscriptX to -9999 and before going back to the start.

But I think this is actually more than what was wanted. A careful reading suggests the OP actually seems to want a root to be built if any tile in the 3x3 area around it is withered briar, not necessarily requiring that all of them are.

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Good catch! Change: IMPLEMENTED!

It doesn't work on the first turn anyway. You're probably right that it's infinite loop stuff. The loop needs to jump around something like 15,000 times, and that's enough to trigger DROD's loop warnings. I don't know exactly what Butch32 wants -- but it's probably not this broken script! :)

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