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    Please help

    Hello I'm working on the begining of a text based rpg and I'm having trouble already. There seems to be a problem here
    Code:
    void mage()
    {
    	health = 100;
    	mana = 50;
    
    	cout << "\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n";
    	title();
    	cout << "\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n";
    	cout << "Ah, a man of wisdom and magic." << '\n';
    	cout << "\n";
    	cout << "Is this correct?" << '\n';
    	cout << "\n";
    	cout << "Press y for yes and n for no." << '\n';
    
    	switch(yes_no)
    	{
    		case 'y':
    			mage2();
    			con = 1;
    			break;
    		case 'n':
    			race_f();
    			con = 1;
    			break;
    		default:
    			cout << "\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n";
    			cout << "Not too bright, huh? y or n" << '\n';
    			cout << "\n\n";
    			con = 0;
    			break;
    	}
    	
    	while (con == 0);
    
    }
    it only goes to "press y fo" then it doesnt say any more and you cant type anymore. Can someone help me please?

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    It looks like you actually have to read in something. Incidentally, have you considered an object oriented approach instead? OOP seems good for things like this.
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    I think i need to flush the screen but i'm not sure how to do that

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    You never read a line from the console with "cin". Have a look at this tutorial to learn how to read a string from the console.

    Also, your while construction is flawed, he will go into an infinite loop.
    You need to write:
    Code:
    do
    {
    switch() ...
    } while (condition);

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