A command is an order given by a player, normally entered as text in response to a command prompt. Most commands cause the player's adventurer to perform an action, such as moving in a certain direction, picking up an artifact, or attacking a monster; some commands may also trigger actions such as loading, saving, or exiting a game.
Nearly all Eamon adventures recognize the following common commands:
The player can see the list of supported commands by entering
?. Also, if the player enters text that the game doesn't recognize, it responds, "Huh? I only understand these commands--" and then lists the commands.
Many adventure authors add at least a few new commands to the basic set that allow players to perform new actions important to solving puzzles or interacting with the environment. A few adventures remove or disable basic commands, as in The Death Star where magic cannot be used.