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A [[command]] that takes up no time in the game world, but is not a [[Meta-command]]. A candidate might be the command <tt>think about &lt;topic&gt;</tt>, assuming the [[PC]] is simply recalling known information.
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An [[action]] that takes up no [[time]] in the game [[world]] (as distinct from a [[meta-command]], which takes up no time but is not an action). A candidate might be the command <tt>think about &lt;topic&gt;</tt>, assuming the [[PC]] is simply recalling known information. Typically, they are used sparsely and have little effect on game-states.
  
 
For a discussion on this issue on the [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.int-fiction rec.arts.int-fiction] newsgroup, see the thread
 
For a discussion on this issue on the [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.int-fiction rec.arts.int-fiction] newsgroup, see the thread

Revision as of 12:28, 16 December 2005

An action that takes up no time in the game world (as distinct from a meta-command, which takes up no time but is not an action). A candidate might be the command think about <topic>, assuming the PC is simply recalling known information. Typically, they are used sparsely and have little effect on game-states.

For a discussion on this issue on the rec.arts.int-fiction newsgroup, see the thread What is a meta-command ?