I have been playing Rayya’s Children, love the variety.
A couple things from my time in the dessert. Quickly realized that starting without an farmers hove was a mistake. I have to harvest the nature constantly manually way to much micro management Actually a shame I would love to play them as living of the land, trapper for meat and workers harvesting the plants in nature. This could be made with a simple auto harvest you could set for a plant.
Later in the game when you get a blacksmith you start using a lot of wood to do smelting. I love the fact that they depend on clay and stone instead of wood. so I would suggest that the can use coal or an other form for fuel. Maybe some bush that can produce firewood but not lumber.