version 3 by Gavin Lambert
Example: * Descriptive Egg Timing - The chicken shaped egg timer from the manual gets a makeover.
Include Extended Timers by Gavin Lambert.
The Chamber is a room. "A fairly boring waiting room."
An egg-timer is in the Chamber. "Resting here is a plastic egg timer in the shape of a chicken, which can be pressed to set it going."
Understand "timer" or "egg timer" as the egg-timer.
The description is "It is [if egg-timer clucks are scheduled]ticking merrily away. It looks like it has [the time until the egg-timer clucks as a duration] to go.[otherwise]silent."
Instead of pushing the egg-timer:
The egg-timer clucks in four turns from now;
say "It begins to mark time. It looks like it'll be done in [the time until the egg-timer clucks as a duration]."
At the time when the egg-timer clucks: say "'Cluck! Cluck! Cluck!' says the egg-timer."
test me with "x timer / push timer / x timer / g / g / g / g".