Before someone thinks I'm wanting to simple display a variable in a text. Sorry to give you the wrong impression. I know to \V[x] to have a variable's value display in text. What I'm looking at is in the notes of actors and the rest, the plugins are usually <whatever: x>, a regular expression. In this example if x were 1000. Then the "whatever" command sequence turns its target to value 1000. I want to know how to make either <whatever: variableID> or <whatever: \V[x]> work. To my understanding, a reg expression searches strings for a specified match. So basically this <whatever: \V[x]> needs to have the \V[x] replaced with its value; <whatever: 1000> all before the plugin is even read. Kinda reminds of the chicken or the egg story, which code line was read first? ~ my search for this answer's result mostly showed the \V[x] as the answer to a different problem. Hence, the opening comment. Ty for any answers.