I want my PC to be able to nod to say yes.
I can do this:
Understand the command "nod" as something new. Understand "nod" as nodding. Nodding is an action applying to nothing. Understand "nod my head" as nodding. Understand "nod head" as nodding. Understand "nod your head" as nodding.
And that all works fine. Or I can do this:
Understand the command "nod" as something new. Understand "nod at [someone]" as nodding. Nodding is an action applying to one thing. Carry out nodding: say "you nod your head to say yes.".
And that works fine.
But I can’t seem to have both. Is there a way to mishmash these together? I’ve tried so many things my head aches (mostly focussing on “or”, and “Understand”), but Inform doesn’t like any of these because nodding is either an action applying to something or to nothing.
I’ve learned from my first game that people will type the long thing, like “Nod your head at Steve,” instead of just trying “nod.” Even if I tell them explicitly to just nod. So you better be able to nod at Steve.