Counterfeit Monkey — 38 of 292

Emily Short

Release 5

Section 3 - Miscellaneous Verbs

[And by a similar token, these create preferences in the parser so that the game will try the most obvious items first:]

Understand the commands "revive" or "resuscitate" as "wake".

Understand the command "kick" as "attack".

Understand the command "ransack" as "search".

Understand the command "brush" as "clean".

Understand "brush off [something]" as rubbing.

Understand "eat [an edible thing]" as eating. Understand "wear [a wearable thing]" as wearing. Understand "open [something closed]" as opening. Understand "close [something open]" as closing. Understand "enter [something enterable]" as entering. Understand "enter [a door]" as entering.

Understand the command "chew" as "eat". [to cover the gum situation]

Understand "climb on/onto [something]" as climbing.

[Before eating something which is not carried by the player:

try taking the noun;

if the player does not have the noun, stop the action. ]

Before wearing something which is not carried by the player: if the noun is worn, continue the action; try taking the noun; if the player does not have the noun, stop the action.

Understand "plugh" or "xyzzy" or "frotz" or "plover" as a mistake ("What [you] do isn't magic. It's science.").

Understand "vomit" or "throw up" or "puke" or "barf" as a mistake ("[You] may feel a bit ill, but I don't think that's necessary.").