Encounter Commands

Activated when a new encounter area is reached and potential combatants are directly encountered, such commands allow the player and his party to interact with all encountered creatures and attempt to resolve the encounter one way or another.

Primary Options

The following area options are available:

  • Attack (button) – Instructs the party to attack all characters and monsters within the area (activating combat mode)
  • Concentrate (button) – Determines if any illusions are present within the current area (only available when illusions must be disbelieved)
  • Converse (button) – Attempts to initiate a conversation with any creatures or NPCs associated with the current area
  • Intimidate (button) – Attempts to drive away encountered creatures through bullying and force of will
  • Join Party (button) – Instructs the currently-encountered NPC to join the adventuring party
  • Offer Item (dropdown) – Allows the party to offer a particular possession (and associated quantity) to advance a particular quest
  • Pay Money (button) – Attempts to resolve an encounter by offering a bribe or otherwise paying for a service (according to set fee)
  • Travel to New Area (dropdown)Allows the party to travel to a connected area from the current area within the location

Secondary Options

The following support options are available:

  • Destroy Object (dropdown) – Instructs the entire adventuring party to destroy a particular encounter area object
  • GM Hint (button) - Allows the player to ask the virtual gamemaster (GM) for advice about what to do next
  • Inquire Lore (dropdown) - Allows the player to ask all his heroes about a particular lore element
  • Manage Party (button) - Allows the player to remove previously-hired heroes
  • Manipulate Object (dropdown) Instructs the heroes to push, pull or otherwise manipulate a particular object within the area
  • Renew Party (button) – Heals all party heroes and removes any effects (only available to administrators who are playtesting their quests)
  • Search Object (dropdown) – Instructs the party to carefully examine a specific object within the area
  • Unlock Object (dropdown)Instructs all thieves (or those with keys) to try and unlock the selected object
  • Wait (dropdown) – Instructs the party to wait for a particular amount of time (one minute up to four hours)

Hero Options

The following hero options are available:

  • Cast Spell (button)Invokes a modal window that allows the selected hero to pick a spell (and targets if necessary)
  • Special Ability (button)Invokes a modal window that instructs the selected hero to use a particular special ability
  • Take Items (button) Invokes a modal window that allows specific heroes to take specific items within the current encounter area
  • Use Item (button)Invokes a modal window that instructs the selected hero to use a specified possession