Verbs are the commands that you give to the Terminal Land parser.
These kinds of interactive fiction commands are traditionally displayed in documentation as CAPITALIZED, but you can use any case you’d like in the game. It’s a throwback to the original Adventure game made on the PDP-10, which only accepted input in capital letters (presumably to simplify its coding).
If you like lists of stuff, you’re welcome to dive into this complete list of Terminal Land verbs.
- You can talk to people with SAY. (Though there’s lots of shorthand for speaking!)
- If you’re happy, you can SMILE or GRIN.
- Or if you’re sad, you can FROWN or CRY.
- You can LAUGH and SING. And YODEL.
- There are plenty of other ways to express yourself, too.
- GO combined with a cardinal direction (e.g. GO NORTH) will take you wherever you’d like to go, as long as there’s a way to travel in that direction.
- You can also just type a direction by itself (e.g. NORTH), or even an abbreviation (e.g. N).
- There are eight different directions supported (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW), as well as UP and DOWN.
- If you’re on a vessel of some type (ahoy!), you can also move FORE, AFT, PORT, and STARBOARD.
Working with Items
- You can TAKE things.
- You can also DROP them.
- And you can GIVE them, too.
- AFK. Toggles your AFK (“away from keyboard”) status, which is a convenient way to signal to others when you’re not around.
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