Orders should be sent to email@example.com. For instance, if you are in game 1 of Olympia, send orders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reply-To:' header on turn reports is set to the correct
orders, so using the reply feature of your mailer should send orders to
the right place.
The orders address is read by an automated daemon which scans the orders for syntax errors and queues them for your units. It will send a reply as soon as it receives mail from you, showing whether or not there were any errors with the orders it received.
Orders must be of the following form:
begin player-number password . .
passwordcommands . unit player-number . . commands for player entity:
quit. unit unit-number . . commands for unit . unit unit-number . . commands for unit . end
Subject:' line on your message is ignored.
begin keyword tells the order scanner what your player number
is. If you have not set a password, you do not need to supply one.
unit command replaces a set of orders for a unit. Any
pending orders for the unit will be cleared, and the new orders sent in
will queue up. Orders that are still executing for the unit will not be
interrupted unless the first order queued is the
Do not match an
end for every
unit command! There should
only be one
end, at the end of all of the
The Olympia order parser will not read beyond the
For example, here is a set of orders for player Fate , who has two characters, Osswid  and Candide :
begin 812 password sneaky unit 5499 explore move east explore study 120 unit 1269 move north stack 5499 end
The parser tries to be as flexible as possible. It is case insensitive and is not strict about spaces on a line, so you may use indentation to make your orders more readable.
Orders may be commented with the `
#' character. Everything from a
#' to the end of the line will be ignored by the parser:
move north # Head to Drassa to meet up with Osswid stack 5499 # stack with him
No one will read the comments but you. Neither the GM nor the Olympia engine will try to interpret them for any reason.
Note that arguments must be enclosed in quotes if they are more than one word:
name "Osswid the Constructor"
The acknowledgement will show any errors that occurred while the orders were being parsed, and list the current pending commands for all of your units.