Ive been thinking lately about something that might be possible to do trough modding (maybe ill give it a go if i really want it bad) a new game mode “Survival” where you would have a single Hearthling and no means of getting another one, this hearthling will become a jack of all trades with time, but the main goal is pretty much to survive and to have a home instead of just a shelter, you will have to make it a worker if you want to chop/mine or gather/build anything;
Want to have a bed for your new house? make him a carpenter!
No longer need to work on wood but you need more food/fur? make him a trapper!
A goblin attack is underway? promote him to footman!
Enemies starting to give you a hard time? promote him to blacksmith and get better weapons/armor!
Need a better shelter? turn him back to a worker!.
You get the idea, and basically everything will take a bit longer to make to accommodate to the game mode since you dont want to build a mansion in just 2 days after all.
At first you might want to make a palisade (or something similar, pointy sticks coming out of the ground or some other way of keeping enemies back) with a small tent in the middle, then upgrade to a small house, then a cabin, then a fortress or maybe even a mansion, the point is to pretty much upgrade your base when you think youre ready to do it.
What do you guys think?.