I can never seem to look up an old post; there must be something wrong with my searching skills.
Long ago someone gave me this code for looking up items in an encyclopedia:
[code]Briefly consulting about is an action applying to one topic.
Understand “look up [text]” or “read about [text]” or “read [text]” as briefly consulting about.
Check briefly consulting about:
if the player is not carrying the guidebook,
say “You aren’t carrying the guidebook.” instead.
Carry out briefly consulting about:
try consulting the guidebook about the topic understood instead.[/code]
I see now that “consulting” is built in. Is there some benefit to defining this extra verb? Will the out-of-box verb allow me to consult more than one type of thing about topics?