So, I’ve been trying to wrangle with Harlowe’s inaccessible Macros collection, while also being jealous at the much more versatile but scary-looking SugarCube. During this time, I’ve come to a realization. What do I want to accomplish with this, actually?
It turns out that Harlowe is amazing if you want to make a story. But if you want to make a GAME, it’s just too restrictive. SugarCube is what you want.
So I’ve started looking into the Format. My current work is not too far that I can’t switch, but I do use a lot of Harlowe-specific macros. Also, I’ll need to unlearn and re-learn a lot of stuff. However, the (assumed) gains from switching to SugarCube start to feel more and more salivating.
I’m going to look into SugarCube a lot more during the week and see if it really is sweeter (’cause Sugar, get it?) than Harlowe.