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Colonists in RimWorld use a variety of different resources. They fall into the following categories:

  • Food is used to survive. Hebivorous animals need plants, while humans and omnivorous animals eat plants and meat in various stages of processing.
  • Materials are used to build structures and other buildings, craft art and for trading. Wood is easily available in most biomes from trees, metals take more time to mine, while stone blocks require research and processing.
  • Textiles are used to make apparel. Fabrics can be traded and some can be grown. Leathers can be obtained from animals.
  • Medical Items include medicine, used to treat wounds and perform operations, and artificial body parts used improve or replace missing parts.
  • Crafted Resources are made in the colony from simpler raw resources, but traders can still offer them too.
  • Exotic Items can be traded for a large surplus in silver.

Certain resources in nearly every category are susceptible to deterioration.

The following is an overview over the individual items in each category.

Food

Main article: Food
Meals Raw food


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Kibble animal feed made from mixed meat and plant sources.



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A preserved mashed mixture of fat and plant food. Tastes bland, but not offensive. It lasts a very long time without refrigeration. Great for traveling.



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A delicious preparation of cocoa seeds ground together with sugar and vanilla. Very pleasurable to eat, but not very nutritious.



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A synthetic mixture of protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins, amino acids and minerals. Everything the body needs, and absolutely disgusting.



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A simple meal quickly cooked from a few ingredients.



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A complex dish assembled with care from a wide selection of ingredients.



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A high-quality packaged meal, manufactured for use in survival situations. While it never rots, it can still deteriorate if left outside. Great for traveling.



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A masterpiece of the culinary arts, this meal nourishes the body, mind, and soul.




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Nutrient-rich grasses and shoots, harvested and compacted for storage. Hay is good animal feed, but inedible for humans.



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Raw fungus obtained by harvesting fungi growing in caves. It cannot be farmed.



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Raw corn.



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A low grain plant that thrives in rich soil and yields food fast, but is not nice to eat uncooked.



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Raw potatoes.



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Raw meat.



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Milk from an animal.



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Raw agave fruit.



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Assorted berries. Nice to eat, even when raw.



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Unfertilized chicken egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Fertilized chicken egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a chick. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



Insect jelly.png

Jelly stored and used as food by oversized insects. It is smooth, rich, and brings joy to those who consume it. Because of its unique biological properties, it can nourish almost any creature and never rots.



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Unfertilized turkey egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Fertilized turkey egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a baby turkey. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



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Unfertilized emu egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Fertilized emu egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a baby emu. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



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Unfertilized cassowary egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Fertilized cassowary egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a baby cassowary. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



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Fertilized ostrich egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a baby ostrich. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



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Unfertilized tortoise egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Unfertilized ostrich egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Fertilized tortoise egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a baby tortoise. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



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Fertilized iguana egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a baby iguana. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



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Unfertilized iguana egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Unfertilized cobra egg. It can be eaten raw, but it's much, much better cooked.



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Fertilized cobra egg. If all goes well, it should hatch into a baby cobra. It can be eaten raw, but it's much better cooked.



Raw Inedibles


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Raw cut leaves of a smokeleaf plant. Can be rolled into smokeable joint at a crafting spot.



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Raw hops. A flavoring and preserving agent that is necessary for making beer.



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Raw cut leaves of a psychoid plant.



Materials

Main article: Materials
Lumber Metals


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Wood from trees or other fibrous plants. Useful for building structures, weapons, and even simple prosthetics. A raw stick of wood can be used as a weapon in a pinch.




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This metal is mostly used as a commodity currency. It can also be used for making attractive decorations.



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An iron-carbon metal alloy used for building structures, tools, and weapons.



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"An extremely hard, dense metal. While it is best known for its use powering nuclear reactors, its physical properties also make it excellent in some roles as a tool, weapon, or armor."



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Advanced spacer tech structural material. Plasteel is extremely strong due to its unique molecular structure.



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The most seductive metal of them all. Millions have died in attempting to feed the endless human thirst for gold. This soft metal is little use on its own, but is strikingly beautiful and very rare.



Stone


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Blocks of solid granite. Granite is a very hard stone.



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Blocks of solid limestone.



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Blocks of solid marble. Marble is a soft, beautiful stone, known for being easy to sculpt.



Sandstone Blocks.png

Blocks of solid sandstone. Sandstone is a relatively soft rock and chips easily.



Slate Blocks.png

Blocks of solid slate. A dull-looking rock that chips easily.



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A hard, green stone. Because of its beauty and rarity, jade is often used for ornaments and decorations. Its hardness and density also makes it a good material for blunt weapons.



Textiles

Main article: Textiles
Fabrics Leathers


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Cloth woven from organic fibers.



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While somewhat coarse, megasloth wool's long fibers make it very strong. It is very warm.



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Thick and coarse wool of a bison. Quite warm.



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Sheep's wool. It provides good insulation.



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Soft, light and provides very good insulation. Wool clothes can keep the body warm even in extreme conditions.



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The remarkably soft wool of an alpaca. It is very warm.



Synthread.png

Spacer-tech synthetic fabric designed for making ordinary clothes. It is soft, light, strong, and insulates well.



Devilstrand.png

Fabric spun from microfibers extracted from Devilstrand mushrooms. It is very tough, good at insulating, and protects exceptionally well against flame.



Hyperweave.png

High-tech nano-fibers woven into sheets. It is somewhat heavy, but is incredibly difficult to break. The secrets of its production are known only to the most advanced glitterworld cultures.




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A weak textile created by cutting up and sewing together various types of leathers. Regardless of what kind of leather is used to create it, patchleather's irregular seams make it less tough and less insulating than any intact leather.



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Tanned, dried, scraped bird skin. It is quite delicate. Without its feathers, it provides little protection from heat or cold.



Pigskin.png

Tanned, dried, scraped pig skin. While a decent leather, it neither protects nor insulates particularly well.



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Lightweight, thin leather. Probably harvested from a small animal. Not as protective as thicker leathers.



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Tanned, dried, scraped skin. A good traditional material for making clothes and bags.



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Tanned, dried, scraped skin. A good traditional material for making clothes and bags.



Lizardskin.png

The tanned skin of a cold-blooded reptile. Lizardskin is reasonably tough, but does not insulate well at all.



Camelhide.png

Tanned, dried, scraped camel skin. Good at temperature regulation in hot climates.



Bluefur.png

The furry pelt of muffalo. Recognizable by its distinctive blue tint. Good at temperature regulation in cold climates.



Elephantleather.png

Tanned, dried, scraped elephant skin. While quite tough, it is a poor insulator.



Wolfskin.png

A soft furry pelt harvested from a wolf-like creature. It is difficult to pierce and insulates well against cold.



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A soft furry pelt harvested from a big cat. It is difficult to pierce and insulates well against heat.



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Thick leather covered in a long, rugged mat of fur. Harvested from a large, hardy animal. This thick skin insulates and protects very well.



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The strong furry leather of a bear. Compared to most leather, it is quite a bit tougher and a bit better at all kinds of temperature regulation.



Foxfur.png

The pelt of a fox. It protects well from the cold and is quite luxurious, fetching a high price.



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Tanned, dried, scraped rhinocerous skin. It is exceptionally durable in combat, but provides little protection from weather.



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Tanned, dried, scraped human skin. Most people find this material horrifying. Some find it fascinating. While a decent leather, it neither protects nor insulates particularly well.



Guineapigfur.png

Sheets of guinea pig fur. It is delicate, but luxurious.



Chinchillafur.png

Tanned, dried, scraped chinchilla skin. Known as an extremely luxurious and insulating fur, it is exceptionally valuable.



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Furry pelt of a thrumbo. Luxurious and extraordinarily durable. Used for the highest-quality crafts for its insulation and strength.



Medical Items

Main article: Medical Items
Medicine Body Parts


Neutroamine.png

A synthetic precursor chemical. Useless on its own, many drugs require neutroamine as an ingredient.



Herbal medicine.png

A pack of herbal concoctions typically extracted from the healroot plant. It is less potent than industrial pharmaceuticals, but much better than nothing.



Medicine.png

A kit of industrial-era medical equipment. It contains basic drugs, tools for suturing and bone setting, diagnostic devices, and various pads and fluids.



Glitterworld medicine.png

A kit of advanced ultra-tech medical supplies, probably manufactured on a distant glitterworld. It contains advanced polymorphic drugs, nanite diagnostic and healing assisters, a mini-imager, and various multi-use tools.




Wood log.png

A wood log fashioned into a crude but effective artificial leg.



Artificial Organ.png

Inflicts continuous pain on the user. Mindscrews are used by some authorities as a long-term punishment. Some even install them voluntarily as a demonstration of ideological or religious devotion.



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A micro-nuclear reactor combined with complex chemical synthesis replaces the body's need for food energy. Food is required only to replace matter lost from the body, reducing the user's intake needs significantly. This artificial stomach cannot get food poisoning. However, there is little room to the shield the reactor [sic], so the radiation increases the risk of cancer.



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Filters and removes waste products from the blood.



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An arm prosthesis. While it lacks a neural interface, its complex arrangement of internal joints allows it to mimic natural movement quite convincingly. Still, it is inferior to a real arm.



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A razor-sharp blade that extends at will from a hidden opening at the end of the ulna. Appearing without warning, it can be used for devastating slice attacks.



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A razor-sharp talon which extends from a hidden opening between the middle and ring fingers. The talon is longer than the palm, but it becomes flexible upon retracting, allowing the user to curl it up and conceal it inside the hand. It can perform rapid slashing attacks, but is poor at penetrating armor.



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A retractable finger talon connected to a venom pump in the lower arm. The user can scratch an enemy while squirting venom into the wound. The talon is designed to be installed in the middle finger. It's fast, but poor at penetrating armor.



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A pair of injectors implanted through the canine teeth, connected to a venom pump. The user can bite an enemy, extend the injectors, and pump venom into the target.



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A spike that extends at will from a hidden opening on the front of the knee. Appearing without warning, it can be used for devastating stabbing attacks which penetrate even thick armor.



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A combat-oriented hand replacement consisting of a mechanical hand with a hooked claw on each finger. It cuts deep, and it is strong enough to crush a skull like a hand crushes an egg. The claws can be retracted, making it as useful as a natural hand for non-combat tasks, however its overall ungainlyness[sic] slows down movement slightly.



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Essential part of the respiratory system.



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Simple prosthesis made to replace missing leg. Not very comfortable but quite efficient.



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A mechanical arm replacement for speeding up mining. It has a built-in snake drill, which allows the miner to rapidly find and exploit weak lines in the rock. It also has a general-purpose manipulator. It is somewhat ungainly, which slows down movement slightly.



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This mechanical hand replacement is made to speed up the sowing and harvesting tasks of a farmer. Multiple telescoping finger-like protrusions can simultaneously harvest from several points on the same plant, or precisely sow several holes at once. It also has a general-purpose manipulator. It is somewhat ungainly, which slows down movement slightly.



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Supplies blood and oxygen to all parts of the body. Ready to find a new owner.



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Plays an important role in metabolism.



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An advanced artificial ear implant. A collection of invisible subdermal microphones capture sound and transmit it to a biogel nerve interface that links directly with the auditory nerve. It's sensitive enough to hear a cat before you see it, can't be damaged by loud noise, and automatically tunes itself to pick out meaningful sounds in noisy environments.



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"An advanced artificial stomach. A set of sensors and chemical synthesizers effectively digest any energy-bearing foodstuff. An integrated lattice-dust healing system automatically repairs any damage caused by the powerful acids. It is better than a biological stomach in every way."



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An advanced artifical[sic] eye. With its biogel nerve-link, internal signal pre-processor, and wide-spectrum sensors, it is better than a biological eye in almost every way. A lattice-dust healing system allows it to recover from damage.



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This bionic nose implant enhances the sense of smell, with a focus towards food-related smells. A multi-layered ultrafine absorption mesh detects compounds in the air. A microprocessor formats the readings into an olfactory nerve signal to send to the brain through a nerve-link interface. The result is that the user can smell foods with a depth, richness, and precision unknown among unenhanced humans, allowing them to cook more effectively. The whole unit is small enough to be installed in the nose without affecting the user's appearance.



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A sophisticated package of hormonal and mechanite influences shapes the muscles and fat on the body, adding non-functional aesthetic tissue where needed to achieve a desired appearance. The implant can be configured to form various body shapes according to the user's taste - or that of their partner.



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The nose is shaped to the user's desired form, matching prevalent beauty standards and enhancing physical impressions.



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Releases coagulating factors in response to blood loss, reducing bleeding rates significantly.



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This brain implant stimulates growth in the regions of the brain related to psychic interaction, thus increasing psychic sensitivity.



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Gives limited mind-reading ability, improving the user's ability to get the upper hand in negotiations and social situations. The effect is proportional to the user's psychic sensitivity.



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An analysis computer inspects the bloodstream, classifies pathogens, and rapidly prompts the body's natural immune system to respond to them faster than it could alone. This speeds immunity gain significantly.



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"An advanced artificial leg. With its biogel nerve-link, powerful mini-servos, and lattice-dust healing system, it is better than a biological leg in almost every way."



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A sensory recording system that replays important experiences during sleep, strengthening the formation of new memories.



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An advanced chemical processing system breaks down nutrients the body could normally never use, leading to increased efficiency.



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This brain implant projects the user's mood in a spherical psychic field, forcing others nearby to feel a blurred, simplified version of their emotions. It can be an powerful tool to keep morale high, but if the user becomes unhappy, it can lead to collective disaster.



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A signal redirector which isolates half of the brain, allowing the other half to sleep while the user remains outwardly awake. By alternating brain halves, the user never needs to sleep. Unfortunately, two hemispheres are better than one - working half a brain causes a reduction in consciousness.



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A non-intelligent microcomputer controlled by a visual/tactile neural interface. It assists with memory and calculation, like a calculator and notepad embedded in the brain.



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Releases nanomachines and healing factors that speed up wound healing. This implant only helps with physical wounds, and does nothing to combat disease or other health problems.



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An advanced artificial arm. Silenced mini-servos give great strength, while the biogel nerve-link gives exquisite control. A lattice-dust healing system allows it to recover from damage. It is better than a biological arm in almost every way.



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An artificial gland. Produces chemicals and nanomachines that clear toxin buildup from the brain.



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An artificial stomach replacement with a broad-spectrum toxin filter and neutralization system. it allows the user to eat almost anything without ever worrying about food poisoning



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Humans have always tried to use every new technology to enhance sexual satisfaction. Bionics were no exception. This implant makes physical and chemical changes to the body which enhance the experience of lovin' for both partners - both physically and psychologically. The implant unit can adapt to enhance both men and women upon being implanted.



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An archotech device that links the brain to a larger psychic field. With training in specific abilities, the user can throw psycasts with diverse effects. This implant can be upgraded through several levels. Higher levels permit the use of more powerful psycasts. The psychic amplifier can be self-installed by one person with no chance of failure. The user presses the unit into their skull, where it inserts its neural tendrils and binds itself to the bone. Removing it requires a surgeon.Imperial laws restrict the use of the psychic amplifier to specific royal titles. Illegal use of the amplifier runs the risk of having your psychic signature detected and causing diplomatic consequences.



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An archotech device that masks unintentional psychic emissions, rendering them undetectable. As a side effect, it also induces chronic pain. This kind of implant is used by criminal psycasters, wildcasters, and bladelink users to avoid detection by authorities.



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This bionic gland releases chemicals and nanomachines that toughen the skin and add flexible subdermal keratin plates at strategic points. This makes the user more resistant to damage across their whole body. Unfortunately, These changes make the skin appear leathery, with wrinkles across the whole body and face, which is generally considered ugly.



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This bionic gland releases chemicals and nanomachines that toughen the skin, making it somewhat more resistant to damage. While it doesn't add as much protection as some other skin-hardening glands, the toughskin gland has the advantage of not noticeably altering the user's appearance.



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An advanced artificial heart. It has synthetic muscle fibers for a realistic heartbeat, plus a high-flow pump for rapid circulation during high stress. It is better than a biological heart in almost every way.



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An implant which replaces normal hearing. An external microphone transmits a sound signal to electrodes wrapped around the inner ear's auditory sensing nerves. The electrodes stimulate the nerves according to the sound, creating a sensation of hearing. It's not as good as a natural ear, but it's a lot better than being deaf.



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An advanced artificial spine. A biogel nerve bundle runs down an articulated plasteel core, surrounded by a lattice-dust healing system. It matches the performance of a biological spine.



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This bionic gland releases chemicals and nanomachines that transform the user's skin into a built-in suit of armor. The whole epidermis thickens and hardens to resist burns, while jointed exterior keratin plates form everywhere they can - including the head and face. While it's very difficult to physically hurt someone using this implant, the plates and hard skin significantly reduces the user's physical attractiveness.



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An artificial leg built by an archotech. It looks and feels like natural flesh, but a pair of these can move the user as fast as a decent car, and it's harder to damage than plasteel. Even if it is harmed, it repairs itself over time. its internal workings are a mystery to all human minds.



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An artificial eye built by an archotech. It perceives every type of electromagnetic radiation, including radio waves, infrared, light, x-rays, and gamma rays. Its visual acuity is precise enough to read handwriting from twenty meters away. It can emit various wavelengths of radiation like a flashlight, and has an internal subpersona AI which helps highlight useful visual information. Externally, it looks like a natural human eye, except it can change color at will. Its internal workings are a mystery to all human minds.



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An artifical arm built by an archotech. It's strong enough to crush a thick hardwood branch in its hand, and precise enough to write a sonnet on a grain of rice. It looks and feels like natural flesh, but it's harder to damage than plasteel. Even if it is harmed, it repairs itself over time. Its internal workings are a mystery to all human minds.



Crafted Resources

Main article: Crafted Resources
Crafted Resources


Wort.png

Beer before fermentation. This substance needs to ferment in a fermenting barrel before it becomes drinkable beer.



Chemfuel.png

Volatile liquid chemical compound. Used to fuel rockets and other machines.



EMP shell.png

A shell filled with batteries and antennas, for generating an EMP pulse when detonated. Electromagnetic pulses temporarily disable electrical circuits. Can be fired from mortars or installed as a trap. Explodes when damaged.



Firefoam shell.png

A pressurized shell filled with fire-extinguishing foam. Can be fired from mortars or installed as a trap. Explodes when damaged.



High-explosive shell.png

A shell filled with high explosives. Can be fired from mortars or installed as a trap. Explodes when damaged.



Incendiary shell.png

A shell filled with flammable gel and a small explosive charge. Starts fires when detonated. Can be fired from mortars or installed as a trap. Explodes when damaged.



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Miscellaneous gears, capacitors, circuit boards, tubes, wheels, sensors, wires, chips, processors, and other electronic and industrial parts. Necessary for assembling complex machines or electronics.



AdvancedComponent.png

High-quality electronic equipment, miniaturized and hardened for the most stressful applications.



Exotic Items

Main article: Exotic Items
Exotic Items


Glitterworld medicine.png

A kit of advanced ultra-tech medical supplies, probably manufactured on a distant glitterworld. It contains advanced polymorphic drugs, nanite diagnostic and healing assisters, a mini-imager, and various multi-use tools.



Elephant tusk.png

An elephant's tusk. Very durable and valuable. Deadly but somewhat unwieldy as a weapon.



Thrumbo horn.png

"A thrumbo's horn. It's razor-sharp, rock-hard, and priceless in most markets. This is a true trophy, as well as a deadly melee weapon."



Techprof subpersona core.png

A small AI core housing a low-grade subpersona specialized in teaching technology. When used, the AI will teach you the technology you're currently researching, instantly and for free. Can only be used once.



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The physical form of techprints can range from scraps of paper with diagrams, all the way to advanced self-contained teaching machines. Regardless of form, they play the same role. They give your researchers the confidence that an idea is possible, and a rough idea of the designs in more established societies. Your researchers need the foundational knowledge offered by techprints to know where to start on a given technology. Only after enough techprints have been applied can your researchers work out the fine details of how to make use of the technology in your particular situation. Applying techprints to a satisfied project fulfills half the remaining research progress. In addition, researchers always gain a boost to their intellectual skills when applying techprints, even on already-completed technologies.



Healer mech serum.png

A one-use super-dose of mechanites tuned to heal health conditions. The mechanites will target and heal the single worst health condition affecting someone at any given time. Works even on health conditions that would otherwise be incurable. The mechanites can even transmute themselves into organic matter, forming new limbs or organs as needed.



Resurrector mech serum.png

A one-use super-dose of mechanites tuned to resurrect the dead. Administered to a corpse soon after death, mechanites repair broken-down tissues and kickstart the body back to life. Unfortunately, the resurrected sometimes come back with brain damage, blindness, or progressive psychosis. Outcomes are better when the mechanites are administered to a fresher body. Well-preserved bodies can be resurrected, even long after death.



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A tiny ultra-tech warhead usually used by spacecraft or glitterworld war machines. Powered by a grain of antimatter, it creates a huge explosion and starts fires around the target. Can be fired from mortars or installed as a trap. Explodes when damaged.



Neurotrainer mech serum.png

A one-use super-dose of mechanites tuned to train a specific skill. The dose is administered through the orbit of the eye. Once released into the brain, the mechanites quickly improve the subject's skills in a specific area, transmuting themselves into neural tissue as needed.



AI persona core.png

A hyper-advanced computer core that houses a superhumanlike artificial intelligence. In its isolated state the core is dormant. Installed in a proper support structure, however, it can become a mind of frightening power.