grab

Purpose: grab some item from the current room, or from a container.
Synonyms: get

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. grab <thing> 1. grab box
2. grab <thing> <specification> 2. grab box green
3. grab <specification> <thing> 3. grab green box
4. grab <n>.<thing> 4. grab 2.duck
5. grab <thing> <container> 5. grab shirt box
6. grab all 6. grab all

USE:

  1. Use form one when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, there's only one box in the current room.
  2. Use form two or three when more information is needed to interpret the command - that is, there's more than one possible item by the same name to which the command could be applied. In the example, there's a green shirt in the room, a cotton shirt, etc.
  3. Use form two or three when more information is needed to interpret the command - that is, there's more than one possible item by the same name to which the command could be applied. In the example, there's a green shirt in the room, a cotton shirt, etc.
  4. Use form four when there are many instances of <thing> in the room and you want to grab one of them in particular.
  5. Use form five when the thing you want to grab is inside a container, such as a bag, box, coat, etc. etc. Note that to use this form, you may have to qualify <thing> if more than one exist inside the container: for instance, "get green shirt bag", meaning "get the green shirt out of the bag".
  6. Use form six to grab every carryable item currently in the room.

Note that items must be in the current room for you to grab them; or in a container inside the room or your inventory. You can't Grab items from another room; from another character; etc.

When you Grab an item, it's added to your Inventory: that is, the stash of items you're carrying around for eventual use. To be able to begin making use of some item, it has to be in your Inventory first.

Not every item is necessarily grabable. Also, you may be unable to Grab an item due to many possible constraints: not enough energy; paralysis; blindness; etc. As with all commands, the Game Channel will record the outcome of your action.

Get and Grab are synonyms for the same action.