After starting the game and creating two stockpiles (one for resources, one for food), I send the citizens out to collect food and chop down trees. Once I get a good stock of both (in this last game, I waited until I had 20+ food and 20+ wood), I make two carpenters – promoting two citizens with the ‘call of the saw’. So far, so good.
One carpenter I give the order to maintain 3 fence segments at all times. The other, I order to make six mean beds.
The craftsmen go off to work and start making things. After some time, the beds are done and the other carpenter stops making fences. I look at my stockpile, and I have plenty of wood, and plenty of food. I am not sure what is going on until I look to the upper-left and see that despite having 18+ wood in my stockpile, the game is calculating this as 2 wood resources available. In other words, since the fences need 3 wood, and the tally is showing 2 wood, it does not matter how much wood is actually available, the carpenter thinks that they cannot make the object because there is not enough resources.
I have a screenshot of the game… how do I include this?