CASES, COMPONENTS, AND CRAFTING
Some characters such as alchemists or engineers might need to collect components to craft items they can later use like potions or inventions. In order to do so, they will need a crafting case where they keep all of their components. Depending on the components inside the case, the character could make a number of useful items within their level range depending on a dice roll applied to finesse or intellect.
A case used for crafting exists as an item within a character's inventory and has 5 slots of its own. These slots do not hold regular items, but instead hold stackable components. While inside the case, components can be used to create various items.
The crafting case represents everything a character will need in order to properly craft items such as workspace, tools, and implements so these do not need to be accounted for as long as the character possesses a crafting case.
These are rudimentary items used in crafting to create more complex items. Components have little or no general value beyond their inherent properties but are essential for combining to create potentially more useful items. Components could be things such as scrap metal, bits of wood, or plants in the game world but are all represented by 5 simple icon types. It may be up to the GM to decide what type a specific component should be.
A character can find components anywhere in the world or salvage them from items in their inventory if they have the proper means. Salvaging will destroy the item. Once retrieved, components can be placed within the character's crafting case and used to craft.
Characters who wish to craft items will need to learn recipes in order to do so. This is essentially knowledge and know-how recorded on the character’s card. A character generally only knows how to craft items that are within their level range but it is up to the GM’s discretion. A character will also learn an item’s recipe by salvaging it if they wish to record that knowledge.
If the character has the knowledge to craft a specific item, they will consume the proper number and type of components and roll a d20. Crafting generally involves intellect or finesse so one of those attributes will be added to the result of the roll to determine success and quality of the resulting item.