Thanks! But now I'm confused about something with the flowchart.
Many of the Luck+1 choices say "Popularity-1" underneath. Most of the Episode 1 Sierra choices for example. If your Popularity never goes down, based on what the flowchart explanation says, you need to have at least 1 Popularity to choose most of those options. But you don't. I'm playing it for the first time and am doing a "jump the bridge" run. I never once increased my Popularity in Episode 1, but I could pick all the Luck+1 options. Do you start with Popularity 1?
Also, choices with Annallee and Nina both list Popularity-1 as outcomes with no increase in Luck. Both seem like negative things to say, so it seems weird there would be a gatekeeping requirement to choose them. And meeting Clive says there is a requirement of 2+ Secret Points, but it also says Secret-1.