As you begin to negotiate both your character and Avalon more easily, you will find that you are able to abbreviate many of the more routine commands that you will need to use. Throughout this book, each command is accompanied by its abbreviated form, should one exist for it. Most commands can be abbreviated, and you should experiment wherever possible to ascertain the shortest form. SHOUT, for instance, can be abbreviated to just SH. Not only does Avalon allow you to abbreviate many of its commands, but you are also able to cut down on the typing of lengthy character names with whom you will interact.
Whenever you need to type in a player-name in your command-line you may abbreviate it merely by typing in enough letters of that person's name to distinguish it from any other current player - the first three or four letters are usually enough. This is most useful when communicating with other people but can be applied to most commands that require another player's name. If your command is not understood and you have used abbreviations, then retry the command, this time written in full, and it will usually be accepted.