Commodity Exchange for Crafting - Aetolia Online Help

22.4 Commodity Exchange for Crafting

Due to the demand for a more clarified and easier to understand rule on how commodities play into crafting, this guideline has been established to give crafters a better reference to follow.                          

Base commodities are a "set cost" of an item. They do not necessarily need to appear in your design's appearance. For example, a vial's base commodities are 3 wood, but provided you add bone to the additional components, you can feel free to make the vial entirely out of bone and never mention wood. 

Some designs, like some in the cooking craft, will not have a 'components' section filled in and only have the 'additional ingredients' section filled in. You can clear the components in these cases so that you can customize your item.

If you add additional commodities outside of what is required in your sketch, you must add one of that commodity regardless of how much of it you are using in the design. This is because it is impossible to gauge how much of a commodity is needed and there is too much variation in how each individual approver will interpret a design.                       

If you specify what you are making your design from, and it exists in Aetolia, you must add one of that item. For example, if you are making a pair of boots from shark leather, and you specify that is what it is, you must add a shark corpse. If you are making a snakeskin leather hat, you must add either a snake or the snakeskin commodity from Xoral.    

Similar rules apply to making scented items with specifically mentioned odours, within reason. For example, if a book is to smell of a particular flower or perfume, the flower in question should be included in the design to give it the scent. However, if the book smells like it has been left in a cave for fifty years, given that there is no commodity for this, there is nothing to add. If it smells like cinnamon, add cinnamon, and so forth. 

You must add at least one commodity of each material you reference in your design.

See also: HELP CRAFTING, HELP DESIGN APPROVAL