How to select and purchase furniture - Achaea Online Help

7.23.1 How to select and purchase furniture

(See also HELP FURNITURE, HELP FURNITURE PRICING, HELP FURNITURE COMMANDS,
          HELP FURNITURE DECAY, HELP FURNITURE RETURNS,
          HELP FURNITURE RELOCATION, HELP FURNITURE PLACING)

Furniture selection has so many options, so many details! Fortunately, the
furniture showroom, conveniently located in DELOS adjacent to the Delosian
Crafters Union offices, is there to help you through this exciting and
difficult process. Visit Fronck, the proprietor, and reward yourself with a new
piece of furniture today!


Commands while in the furniture showroom area
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  BUY FURNITURE               - this will purchase the item. You'll have it
                                in your hands if the purchase succeeds.
  REMEMBER                    - reminds you what your order looks like.
  REQUEST <type> [<opt> ... ] - start off picking stool, table, whatever,
                                with opt being any other options from any
                                list, such as material, style, etc.
  REQUEST CANCEL              - clears your order completely.
  SPECIFY <category> <opt>    - add detail to your order by specifying
                                materials, coverings, linings, etc, as in
                                SPECIFY COVERING LINEN or SPECIFY HEIGHT TALL
  UNSPECIFY <category>        - takes away one of your specifications.


Things to decide
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Types       means what type of piece - chair, stool, couch, and the like.
Materials   include woods, metals, precious stones, and fabrics.
Coverings   various fabrics and leather.
Linings     same as coverings, but for the inside surfaces of things.
Colours     many options, including variations for light/dark/pale, etc.
Finishes    painted, lacquered, etc.
Specs       high-gloss, matt, etc.
Shapes      round, rectangular, and others.
Heights     tall or short.
Widths      broad or narrow.
Depths      deep or shallow.
Styles      from plain to fancy to ornate.


What do you HAVE to decide?
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Almost nothing! You must decide what type of piece you want. Nothing else is
required. Omit material, covering, lining, finish, colour, etc - leave it all
out if you want. Or select them all. The choice is yours.


Contradictory or inconsistent options
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Special note: if you pick something that would not work for the given item,
then the option will be ignored. Thus, if you try to give a lining to a table
(or anything else that isn't a container) then the lining option will be
ignored. You will not receive any error message. Likewise, if you choose
something else contradictory, such as a stone rug, then you will receive no
error, but the option will be ignored.


The full list: Types
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Armoire, basket, bed*, bench, blanket, bookcase, bookshelf, cabinet, chair,
chest, couch, counter, desk, dresser, mirror, ottoman, pedestal, pew, rocker,
rug, runner, sheets, shelf, stool, swing, table, tapestry, throne.

(* the cost of beds is in credits (see HELP BEDS))


The full list: Materials
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Alder, amethyst, bamboo, beech, birch, bone, bronze, cedar, cherrywood,
cocobolo, copper, coral, crystal, diamond, driftwood, emerald, eucalyptus,
glass, gold, granite, hazelwood, iron, mahogany, marble, oak, onyx, opal,
pearl, pine, platinum, ruby, sapphire, silver, steel, stone, topaz,
unspecified, wicker, wood.

(* 'unspecified' means that no material will be apparent in the final item.)


The full list: Coverings
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Cotton, fabric, fur, lace, leather, linen, satin, silk, uncovered, velvet,
wool.

(* note: coverings may have colours and colour modifications as below)


The full list: Linings
----------------------
Cotton, fabric, fur, leather, linen, satin, silk, unlined, velvet, wool.

(* note: linings may have colours and colour modifications as below)


The full list: Colours
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Argent, azure, black, blue, brown, cerulean, crimson, gold, green, grey,
indigo, ivory, magenta, maroon, mauve, olive, orange, pink, purple, red,
saffron, scarlet, sienna, silver, tan, teal, violet, white, yellow.

(optionally modified by bold, bright, dark, light, pale, or strong)


The full list: Finishes
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Lacquered, painted, polished, stained, unfinished.


The full list: Specs
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High-gloss, low-gloss, matt.


The full list: Shapes
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Crescent, heart, heptagonal, hexagonal, octagonal, oval, pentagonal,
rectangular, round, square, triangular.


The full list: Heights, Widths, and Depths
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Tall/short, broad/narrow, deep/shallow.


The full list: Styles
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Classic, fancy, ornate, plain.


(See also HELP FURNITURE, HELP FURNITURE PRICING, HELP FURNITURE COMMANDS,
          HELP FURNITURE DECAY, HELP FURNITURE RETURNS,
          HELP FURNITURE RELOCATION, HELP FURNITURE PLACING)