Bakers that Bake Baked Goods


#1

I suggest that a Baker class be added to Stonehearth. Bakers would require a rolling pin (crafted by the Carpenter) and would have the ability to turn various food items into baked goods. The baker has two ‘stations’, one is a table (made by the carpenter) and the other either an oven or the campfire.

This would require the introduction of wheat or a similar grain crop as a farmable crop in order to create the items.

Items which the baker could create would include:

  • Hard Loaf: 1 wheat
  • Rich Loaf: 3 wheat
  • Pumpkin pie: 2 wheat, 1 pumpkin
  • Berry pie: 2 wheat, 1 berry basket
  • Hard Biscuit: (portable food!) 1 wheat for 4

The baker would make the raw version and then set it on the campfire to bake. After a while, it could deposit it in a stockpile (a bit odd) when cooked.

Potentially, if Radiant decides to change their mind about ‘intermediate’ items, the baker could create flour first when crafting a loaf of bread for example if needed, and then create the particular item. One would not have to specifically say: Craft Flour. Instead, it should happen automatically if the baker requires it. A Miller could in turn be added who could mill wheat into ‘Rich Flour’ which could be made into better items.


#2

for the pie, that could be several steps :3 like:

  1. flour from wheat or corn
  2. pie crust from flour
  3. mash up harvested food into baking material
  4. add material to pie crust
  5. bake till delicious

as a reward, your settlers are better fed from pie than any of the individual ingredients, sound reasonable, or over thought?


#3

Probably over-complex (“wheat/flour + pie contents = pie” should do it recipe-wise), but otherwise a good plan. Not much point in cooking if it doesn’t confer benefits over eating raw food after all (plus you have to consider the fact that the cook is a valuable hearthling that could be doing other jobs).


#4

To combat the “useless” point of better food or cooked food you could make the villagers who eat it work for longer periods of time or work at a faster rate since the meal would be more filling. This is only 2 ideas that could make better food more useful


#5

Definitely on the right track with “more filling” = longer work without food. A happiness boost would also be fitting, I think, as would preventing spoilage (if that gets to be a thing).

I think a Chef or Cook class might be better in the broad sense, though, as it’d cover a wider range of cooking tasks.


#6

Don’t forget there are plans for things like feasts that give a town-wide buff :wink: .


#7

That’s also where the better food could come into play. the better food you have the longer the buff lasts