This is a continuation of a problem alluded to in another thread ( http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/30634-record-how-many-steps-a-player-has-taken/ ) but I am making another thread since the problem i'm having now is not directly related to this, I don't think. When I test out the following common event in VX Ace, the variables being manipulated here don't change, either using the method Andar mentioned in the forum thread above, or Zane's game_party.step_check method. I know the common event does actually start because the text box coded into the common event appears, but for some reason the variables don't change. Checked the F9 debug, both variables always stay at 0. Any ideas?