# [I7] Kinds of action and other people

``````Instead of violence, say "How rude of [regarding the actor][them]!"
Persuasion rule for asking someone to try doing something: rule succeeds.

There is a room. Tom is a man. Tom is here.
test me with "tom, attack me/attack tom".
``````

This is a bit peculiar. Kinds of action only seem to work when the actor is the player. Is this a bug? Can it be worked around somehow?

Ah, never mind: turns out the manual is clear about how that works.

(In other words, you should trap it as “Instead of asking [x] to try [action]…”).

``````Attacking is violence.

Instead of asking somebody to try violence, say "How rude of [regarding the actor][them]!"

Persuasion rule for asking someone to try doing something: rule succeeds.

There is a room. Tom is a man. Tom is here.

test me with "tom, attack me/attack tom".``````