Spicing up the early game, without making it overly tedious.


Everything listed below can be turned off on the config file:

  • Sticks are no longer directly craftable from planks.
    • Get them by placing sheared leaves and saplings in a crafting grid.
    • Break planks into sticks in the Chopping Block.
  • Rocks and Ore Rocks
    • Mining stone drops rocks (4) instead of cobble. In order to craft cobblestone, you'll need clay.
      • Andesite, Diorite and Granite drop rocks, too.
      • Any 4 will turn into gravel, which can be crafted again into 4 generic rocks. All the cobblestone!
      • The corresponding blocks are crafted by surrounding a ball of clay with 8 rocks.
    • Mining iron/gold now drops ore rocks (2..4), which smelt for one nugget each.
    • Mod Ore Rocks and their corresponding nuggets
      • Metals supported: Copper, Tin, Lead, Silver
      • Same rules as the gold and iron rocks
  • Tools and armor drop one of their crafting components.
    • Enchant tools with Scraping I/II/III to increase the chances it's the GOOD item.
    • Enchant armor with Scraping I/II/III to increase the chances it's two instead.
  • Craftable chainmail!
    • Iron nuggets in a diamond shape make chainmail pieces
    • Chainmail pieces are then materials for crafting the armor.
  • Torches can set things on fire!
    • But they have a rather high chance of breaking in the process. 
  • Drying rack
    • Turn meat into jerky: not too nutritive, but highly saturating.
    • Turn leather (which really, should be called hide), into tanned leather, for improved armour.
  • Chopping block
    • Crafted from Logs
    • Click repeatedly until the placed block breaks (TODO: allow continuous holding)
    • Allows chopping logs into planks
    • Allows chopping planks into sticks
    • Yield depends on axe harvest level (be careful, using your hands has a high probability of not yielding any item!)
    • NEW: You can chop wool into strings (although it's a rather inefficient process -- and will never yield more string than needed to make a wool block)
  • JEI Integration
    • Drying recipes show input, output and drying time
    • Chopping recipes show input, output, and average number of resulting items

Adding custom chopping tools

As of v1.7.0, it is possible to register new items as "axes" for the chopping block, by adding them to the "customaxes" section of the config:

customaxes {
    I:"minecraft:[email protected]"=2

Planned features

(More to less likely)

  • WAILA / The One Probe integration (drying / chopping progress)
  • Mortar & pestle: Mashing up bones and plants into bonemeal and dyes, making medicinal plant blends (anti-venom, speed, strength, ... -- less potent than proper "magical" potions), etc.

Feel free to give your suggestions, I'm open to new ideas! (Doesn't mean I will implement everything, though ;P)

Help and Support

For bug reports and feature requests, visit the Issue Tracker at GitHub

For information on how to use the mod, visit the Wiki pages at GitHub

For questions and comments, visit my IRC channel, #gigamc at EsperNET


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    Feb 27, 2016
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