The creative component of my thesis is 'only' a chapter long. That means a reader going through the branches will only experience about one chapter worth of text - hopefully ~11-12k of words, or the equivalent in reading time.

But what I'm writing is probably several times that, because I need to account for every possible path through the chapter, beginning from four starting areas with four different character classes, and a series of decisions that may or may not succeed. For just one chapter - and if my math is correct (which it probably isn't) - there are 64 story progressions, not including character customisation.

This is just one chapter!

I can see and I can LOVE the potential for expanding this way beyond a thesis project (and gosh darn it I hope I can make a full doctoral thesis out of it!), but next time, I'm gonna ring in some help!
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