Woodcrafting Approval Rules - Imperian Online Help
20.4.3 Woodcrafting Approval Rules
The rules governing woodcraft are fairly simple, and similar to those governing tailoring and jewelry. I. Woodcrafted items must be made of wood, and the wood must be "real" - it cannot be "blackwood" or "bluewood". II. Practically none of the items made using this trade-skill can be worn, but furniture poses its own unique difficulties. Describe your item, not the room your item is intended to furnish. For example, "A blue sofa sits in the middle of this lovely library" as a dropped description would be rejected. Exception: Some exception can be made for "custom" furniture. If you're making a table for a guildhall, for example, designating it as a custom piece will give you some leeway to let the furniture conform to any unique properties in that room. III. Words cannot be carved or inlaid in the item within the examined description, and some items cannot be inlaid at all. For items that are able to be inlaid with words, you must use the Inlay ability granted to transcendent Woodcrafters. Note that the engraving or inlay may be described, if not written in the description. You can note its placement, styling, material, and any other descriptor. Exception: One or two initials or the maker's mark within the description. IV. Do not assume the reaction of someone viewing or using your particular crafted item. A statuette of a demon might not "strike fear" into the heart of a seasoned warrior. V. Vials and other woodcrafted items that hold things cannot be described as if they are currently filled with an item.