Bushcrafting Suggestions

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Agelity
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Re: Bushcrafting Suggestions

Post by Agelity » Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:14 pm

With the creation of throwing axes/hammers and the update to multi-throw, it's become apparent that neither throwing axes nor throwing hammers are capable of being made via bushcrafting, despite the bonuses afforded by the multi-throw update affecting perhaps the most bushcrafty of specializations (yay druids). Any chance these may be available for crafting via bushcrafting in some manner? They might not be as effective as the metallic counterparts, but for a druid that's probably just as well.

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Re: Bushcrafting Suggestions

Post by Rilulth » Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:44 pm

With the creation of throwing axes/hammers and the update to multi-throw, it's become apparent that neither throwing axes nor throwing hammers are capable of being made via bushcrafting, despite the bonuses afforded by the multi-throw update affecting perhaps the most bushcrafty of specializations (yay druids). Any chance these may be available for crafting via bushcrafting in some manner? They might not be as effective as the metallic counterparts, but for a druid that's probably just as well.
I would like this as well. I was going to mention it to Rias, but I totally forgot!
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Re: Bushcrafting Suggestions

Post by Dennis » Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:01 pm

sheep horn knife handles
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Re: Bushcrafting Suggestions

Post by Staz » Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:29 pm

Please allow me to momentarily rant about all the cool Bushcrafting options we would have with Coconut Palm trees. In sanskrit they were referred to as the tree of a thousand uses. These are all existing real-world uses that would be very cool to have, and I think it makes sense for the majority of them to fall under Bushcrafting.

-Coconut palm fronds could be woven to make baskets or stripped for their midribs to make brooms or arrow staves.
-Burning coconut fronds could give a chance to drop lime, which can be used as flux for Metalworkers.
-The fibrous coir on the outside of the coconut could be stripped for fibers, made into a coconut sponge for scrubbing, or a potting medium for Farmers to use.
-The shell could be carved into a bowl, buttons, or coconut halves, which performers could use while Storytelling to make hoofbeat sounds a la Monty Python.
-Hollowed and dried coconuts could be attached to a rod or stake of some kind to make a feeder to attract various birds and squirrels, possibly an alternative type of Small Animal Snare that is more effective in certain areas.
-The meat and water inside could be consumed as-is or processed into coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flour, or shredded coconut for use in cooking recipes.
-Production of coconut milk and coconut oil gives coconut meal as a byproduct, which can be used for livestock feed.
-Coconut oil could be processed with coconut milk to create coconut cream or coconut butter for further cooking ingredients. Curry or coconut cake anyone?
-Coconut oil is highly flammable and could be used for a different type of Bushcrafted torch. It could also be used as an ingredient in soaps.
-Coconut palm saplings could be foraged for hearts of palm, which would would be heavy and initially inedible. After stripping, you'd have a raw heart of palm that allows many bites but gives low nutrition per bite. It could give improved nutrition after cooking, or one heart of palm could perhaps be sliced to make multiple seared heart of palm dishes.
-Coconuts themselves could serve as an improvised hurled weapon.
-Coconut timber is good for building furniture and buildings, but not flexible enough to make good bows.

I figure to balance out all of this utility, there are a few ways to make them challenging to harvest.

-Require high Climbing skill to harvest directly from the tree.
-Require a certain Bushcrafting skill level to be able to identify ripe/ready coconuts.
-Require a certain Bushcrafting skill level to successfully harvest coconuts or hearts of palm without being cut by palm fronds.
-Require a certain Bushcrafting skill level to turn the coir into fibers.
-Require a certain Bushcrafting skill level to strip hearts of palm.
-Have harvesting the heart of palm from a coconut sapling kill the tree and create a coconut palm stump that impedes future foraging without additional work to pull it.
-Allow foraging fallen coconuts at a far lower chance of success. Slightly higher chance to find an empty shell that can still be crafted, but it has no coir, meat, or water.
-Provide very few coconuts upon felling the tree, as most of them are smashed on impact.
-Impose a risk of being hit by a falling coconut while foraging on the ground, causing injury or armor damage, mitigated by either high Bushcrafting or Dodge. If climbing the tree, being hit with a falling coconut could have an additional risk of making you fall and take further damage, depending on your Climbing skill.
-Require high Bushcrafting for the more valuable crafting options of the coconut.
-Require multiple coconuts for the creation of more refined ingredients/crafts.

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Re: Bushcrafting Suggestions

Post by Staz » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:19 am

Also, bone carvings would be awesome. Right now it doesn't seem like bones have much use. It would be very neat if you could carve simple/fragile tools or objects out of bone. I'm thinking even less durable than flint, very crude items. You could add a polishing process for more aesthetic uses. I think this would have a lot of rp value for your more animalistic characters.

Small bone dagger
Polished bone button
Polished bone bead (+ weaving = polished bone necklace, polished bone bracelet)
Bone arrowhead
Polished bone earrings
Polished bone pipe
Bone die
Bone flute
Polished bone figurine (using the woodworking figurine designs)
Bone tiles (throw once a day and read for your fortune, chance for morale boost or penalty depending on results)

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Re: Bushcrafting Suggestions

Post by Navi » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:25 am

Pretty simple request, a recipe for wicker pouches, which cannot be closed, that can be attached to a wicker belt. Holds the same amount a regular pouch can hold.
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