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A list of some abbreviations and acronyms used in articles about interactive fiction:

Abbreviations understood by most modern interpreters of interactive fiction:

  • D = down
  • E = east
  • G = again
  • I = inventory
  • L = look
  • N = north (or no, when in context)
  • NE = northeast
  • NW = northwest
  • O = oops
  • Q = quit
  • S = south
  • SE = southeast
  • SW = southwest
  • U = up
  • W = west
  • X = examine
  • Y = yes
  • Z = wait

Uncommonly understood abbreviations:

  • A = ask about, or aft
  • B = back
  • F = fore, or forward
  • P = port
  • SB = starboard
  • T = talk to, or tell about, or topics

See also: