Synonyms for commands

Hello, all:

I can’t figure out how to make synonyms for built-in commands. The most-recent iteration of what I am trying:

understand "talk to [someone] about [something]" as asking it something.

Is there a way that I can make talking to [someone] about [something] as asking [someone] about [something]?

Hi Matt,

Definitely you can!

The action you are referring to is the asking it about action in the Standard Rules:

Actions (

Asking it about is an action applying to one thing and one topic.

Then there is an understand statement which maps player input to this action (the Command Grammar):

Command Grammar (

Understand "ask [someone] about [text]" as asking it about.

So you can create your own Understand statement in a similar vein:

Understand "talk to [someone] about [text]" as asking it about.

The above is the official documentation. A nice alternative is the single-page Standard Rules created by Zed (makes it pretty easy to do a search for the things I am looking for):

Hope this helps!

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Thank you. I had tried it about five different ways, but not yours!

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