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Thursday 26 June 2014

Seaside Cottage Building Guide

If we're going to give Ted, Bess and the as yet not arrived little one(s) then we're going to have a task ahead of us!

Whether it's building a house, escaping prison, finding treasure or rescuing Bess then it all means the same thing, some build stages with 6 different items, mix and matched between Requests, crafting and homestead drops!

So, lets get looking at what we need..?

Stage One

6 Portholes - Glass Forges
12 Map Compasses - Direct Request
12 Scavenged Ship Parts - Wall Post
10 Sea Compass - American Moss
10 Shipwrecked Boats - Direct request
12 Pirate Dictionaries - Wall Post

Stage Two

12 Dog Distractors - Cows
10 Scurvy Disguises - Wall Post
9 Lockbreakers - Crafted
12 Hardtack - Wild Oats
12 Heavy Duty File - Direct Request
8 Goodnight Grog - Craft

Each Lockbreaker requires 4 Cannon Powder (Fool's Gold) and 8 Gunwale Funnels (Wall Post)

Each Grog requires 6 Dream Dust (Valerian) and 6 Scuttlin' Spirits (Direct Request)

Stage Three

10 Dead Men's Tales - Skulls
16 Treasure Trail - Wall Post
9 Treasure Haulers - Crafted
16 Long John's Digger - Silver Forge
12 Scurvy Spyglasses - Direct Request
10 Treasure Detectors - Crafted

Each Treasure Hauler requires 7 Handcarts (Harvest Gourds) and 8 Offroad Wheels (Direct Request)

Each Treasure Detector requires 4 Ship's Hounds (White Dogwood Trees), 10 Treasure Hunting Attire (Wall Post) and 4 Scent of Gold (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Boardin' Pikes - Direct Request
16 Swingin' Lines - Wall Post
12 Swashbucklin' Equipment - Crafted
18 Captain's Flintlocks - Steel Forges
18 Brass Monkeys - Wall Post
12 Sixpounders - Crafted

Each Equipment requires 6 Coxswain's Cutless (Silversword), 9 Loose Fitting Clothing (Wall Post) and 5 Captain's Tricorns (Direct Request)

Each Sixpounder requires 9 Sturdy Minecarts (Lichen), 9 Cannon Rigging (Direct Request) and 5 Cannon Barrels (Wall Post)

Thursday 19 June 2014

Re-enacters Camp Building Guide

If we're going to put on a really good reenactment of the War of Independance, we need to get everything just right...

Of course, we all know what that means, it's time for a four step, story driven build as we make up the Reenacters Camp and get everything ready for Granny's War Games!

As usual, it's a mix of Wall Posts, Direct Requests and homestead drops... Just for the love of Washington run when the Old Lady turns into Grambo...!

Stage One

12 Top Stitch Needles - Tin Forges
10 Blue Britches - Direct Request 
12 Sturdy Thread - Wall Post
10 Colonial Flags - Red, White and Blueberries
12 Patriotic Tricorn Hats - Direct Request
12 Blue Fabric - Wall Post

Stage Two

16 Ash Cake - Steel Forge
14 Gills of Vinegar - Wall Post
9 Spruce Beer - Crafted
10 Dark Roast Coffee - Coffee Trees
15 Ink and Paper - Direct Request
8 Cured Beef - Crafted

Each Spruce Beer requires 4 Evergreen Needles (Pine) and 8 Hops (Wall Post)

Each Cured Beef requires 6 Salt Rub (Rye) and 6 Beef Quarters (Direct Request)

Stage Three

18 Game Traps - Silversword
16 Ink Bullets - Wall Post
9 Team Flags - Crafted
16 Real Bullets - Iron Forges
12 War Game Maps - Direct Request
10 Game Muskets - Crafted

Each Team Flag requires 7 Red Striped Flags (Red Essence Labs) and 8 Oak Flag Poles (Direct Request)

Each Game Musket requires 4 Wooden Stocks (Birch), 10 Musket Barrels (Wall Post) and 4 Smashing Hammers (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Makeshift Alarms - Direct Request
16 Grannyflage - Wall Post
12 Hiding Spots - Crafted
18 Loafer Tracks - Licorice
20 Granny Snares - Wall Post
12 Granny Bait - Crafted

Each Hiding Spot requires 6 Fallen Leaves (Oak), 9 Cargo Nets (Wall Post) and 5 Animal Droppings (Direct Request)

Each Granny Bait requires 6 Knit Blankies (Recycle Bins), 9 Cozy Cushions (Direct Request) and 5 Hard Sweets (Wall Post)

Thursday 5 June 2014

Frontier Luau Building Guide

Party time!

Yes, it's the fourth anniversary so it's time to get all set up for a homestead wide party, and Ted's decided this year will be a tropical style luau party, taking advantage of the summer sun!

That means a four step build with all the usual combinations of requesting, crafting and homestead drops... so get your lei on and start party planning!

Stage One

8 Kalua Stones - Rocks
9 Salt Rock - Direct Request
10 Palm Branches - Wall Post
10 Luau Coals - Coal Piles
12 Pineapple Salsa - Direct Request
12 Luau Shovels - Wall Post

Stage Two

20 Green Olives - Basic Still
16 Tiny Umbrellas - Wall Post
8 Luau Loungers - Crafted
12 Crazy Straws - Compost Piles
12 Ice Blocks - Direct Request
9 Coconut Cups - Crafted

Each Lounger Requires 4 Pine Seats (Pine Tree) and 8 Plush Headrests (Wall Post)

Each Cup requires 6 Shiny Handles (Silver Vein) and 8 Empty Coconuts (Direct Request)

Stage Three

20 Chip Bowls - Potatoes
16 Tropical Flower Arrangments - Wall Post
9 Fake Palm Tree - Crafted
15 Potato Chips - Deep Fry Woks
18 Balloon Boars - Direct Request
10 Tiki Prosperity Statues - Crafted

Each Tree requires 6 Fern Fronds (Fiddlehead Fern) and 8 Flexible Trunks (Direct Request)

Each Statue requires 6 Festive Trunks (Oak Tree), 9 Whittling Implements (Wall Post) and 4 Tropical Paint (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Luau Sauce - Direct Request
16 Wooden Plates - Wall Post
12 Party Tikis - Crafted
18 Serving Shovels - Iron Forge
20 Jungle Juice - Wall Post
12 Luau Platters - Crafted

Each Tiki requires 4 Skinny Trunks (Birch Tree), 8 Carving Hatchets (Wall Post) and 6 Party Lei (Direct Request)

Each Platter requires 8 Coarse Sandpaper (Devil's Claw), 8 Fancy Planks (Direct Request) and 5 Tropical Fruit Medleys (Wall Post)