BATTLESTAR(6) Games Manual BATTLESTAR(6)
battlestar - a tropical adventure game
battlestar [ -r ]
battlestar is an adventure game in the classic style. However, it is
slightly less of a puzzle and more a game of exploration. There are a
few magical words in the game, but on the whole, simple English should
suffice to make one's desires understandable to the parser.
-r Recover a saved game.
In the days before the darkness came, when battlestars ruled the heav-
Three He made and gave them to His daughters,
Beautiful nymphs, the goddesses of the waters.
One to bring good luck and simple feats of wonder,
Two to wash the lands and churn the waves asunder,
Three to rule the world and purge the skies with thunder.
In those times great wizards were known and their powers were beyond
belief. They could take any object from thin air, and, uttering the
word `su', could disappear.
In those times men were known for their lust of gold and desire to wear
fine weapons. Swords and coats of mail were fashioned that could with-
stand a laser blast.
But when the darkness fell, the rightful reigns were toppled. Swords
and helms and heads of state went rolling across the grass. The entire
fleet of battlestars was reduced to a single ship.
take --- take an object
drop --- drop an object
wear --- wear an object you are holding
draw --- carry an object you are wearing
puton --- take an object and wear it
take off --- draw an object and drop it
throw <object> <direction>
! <shell esc>
>-: take watermelon
>-: take knife and sword and apple, drop all
Notice that the "shadow" of the next word stays around if you want to
take advantage of it. That is, saying `take knife' and then `drop'
will drop the knife you just took.
Score and Inven
The two commands score and inven will print out your current status in
Saving a Game
The command save will save your game in a file called Bstar. You can
recover a saved game by using the -r option when you start up the game.
The compass directions N, S, E, and W can be used if you have a com-
pass. If you do not have a compass, you will have to say R, L, A, or
B, which stand for Right, Left, Ahead, and Back. Directions printed in
room descriptions are always printed in R, L, A, & B relative direc-
6 October 1989 BATTLESTAR(6)