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teiwaz

Add more uses for Bone (Meal)

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Preface: I did search the forums.  There are a number of posts that are related to this topic, but they are all very old and not exactly the same thing as this, so I made a new thread to prevent necro and spamming general hand-wavy suggestion threads.

 

Currently Bones have two uses (correct me if I'm wrong): Stick replacement for stone tools and ground into Bone Meal as a dye.

 

Considering that Bones drop a lot when butchering animals and that bones were historically very useful parts of animals (for food, tools, fertilizer, animal feed, jewelry, the list goes on), I think Bones deserve more functionality in TFC.

 

Possible uses:

  • As fertilizer
    • Bone Meal directly as fertilizer, perhaps less efficient than Sylvite for balance.
    • Make Sylvite grind into Sylvite Powder, and add recipe for Sylvite Powder + Bone Meal = Fertilizer.
  • As livestock feed
    • Bone Meal as alternative livestock feed.
    • Bone Meal accelerates livestock growth.
    • Bone Meal increases livestock size for butchering.
  • As food
    • Bones used to make Broth, which can then be used to make Soup or Stew, as another alternative to prepared food alongside Salads and Sandwiches.
    • Cooked or processed into Bone Marrow as a food.  Very small amounts per bone, provides Protein.
  • As fuel?
    • Alternative fuel for firepits that burns at lower temperature.  (There is evidence of bones being used like this in places where firewood is scarce.  There needs to be roughly equal proportion of bones and firewood.)
  • As bone char https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_char
    • Bone char can be used as black dye.
    • Bone char added as requirement to process sugar.
  • As tools/weapons
    • As arrowhead
    • Bones used as an alternative or replacing rocks in the recipe for Arrows, making arrows either more or less expensive.
    • Bones used to make Bone Tipped Arrows, does more damage than regular Arrows.  (For balance, perhaps make Bone Arrows do the current amount of arrow damage and make regular arrows do less damage.)
  • Bone as alternative to Stone for making tool heads.
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Hmm... sounds interesting. The livestock feed idea is a little unrealistic though.

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Hmm... sounds interesting. The livestock feed idea is a little unrealistic though.

Actually that's a RL thing, although a bit controversial in certain species for disease reasons from what I understand. It was very common to grind up bones to feed to chickens back in the day.  Calcium for egg shells. 

 

However Teiwaz didn't mention (maybe it was covered in the long-ago posts) what I think is the most obvious use for bones - making bone blocks for the bone throne/Sedlec Ossuary :-D. It'd also be pretty awesome if they could be used like planks (maybe 3x1 insteam of 1x1, to allow for a vaguely believeable bone texture?)

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Everything there sounds get, except for the livestock like the other guy said. I like where you were going with the tools though. Maybe have javelin heads and arrow heads knapped from bone? Native Americans use to do that :P

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Not sure historic use, but bones are ground up and used in livestock feed in modern times.

Bone blocks and bone planks do not make sense in my opinion.

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Bones should be able to be turned into flux - at a smaller rate (maybe one bone plus hammer in crafting grid = 1 flux), because Terrafirmacraft biomes are very large and there are only 4 types of flux stone, not counting borax in rock salt. I personally have had a lot of trouble finding flux stone and if this were implemented I believe it would be a very good addition!

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Flux had very specific properties chemical . Bone are not flux.

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Bone blocks and bone planks do not make sense in my opinion.

 I think they do - as a crafts thing, statues and the like, I think it would look neat given proper texture. But this is more suitable to be an addon.

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It might be neat to build an ossiary, but apart from that a bit gruesome :)

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