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Progress towards uniqueness

Realized I could take advantage of something already implemented in the machinery to ensure no more than one each of various classes of embellishments just by making a few edits to the embellishment list.  These are $50,000 hoards now.

  • 6 Bale Leather, Reindeer. $150.00, 450.00 lbs.
  • Lockpicks, Fine. Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Interlocked squares/rectangles motif. $15,000.00, 2.00 lbs.
  • Clock, Simple. Worn, Fringe (cheap), Relief (minimal); decorated with Herdsman motif. $1,060.00, 15.00 lbs.
  • Anti-Garrote Collar. Relief (minimal), Inlay (cheap, minimal), Fringe (cheap); decorated with Scene: Market motif. $183.75, 1.00 lb.
  • Small Shattersand bomb. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Fringe (expensive). $104.00, 2.20 lbs.
  • Shortsword. Silver-coated. Set with 6.5 ct. Agate. $1,541.25, 2.00 lbs.
  • Patchouli. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Beads/Nails (extensive). $15.00, .31 lb.
  • 4 Bale Fur, Giant Ape. $500.00, 300.00 lbs.
  • 3 oz. Clove. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Scene: Sacrifice motif. $156.00, .44 lb.
  • Saddle and Tack with Stirrups. Fine Material, Beading (cheap, extensive); decorated with Multi-animal hybrid motif. $875.00, 20.00 lbs.
  • 5 Rubbing Wax. Contained in Box, Wooden, Large. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Worn. $100.50, 7.00 lbs.
  • 3 Elven Rations. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Silver Plating, Relief (minimal); decorated with Seamstress/Tailor motif. $106.50, 1.75 lbs.
  • 4 Bale Leather, Bear. $250.00, 300.00 lbs.
  • 2 Bale Fur, Monkey. $200.00, 150.00 lbs.
  • 3 oz. Tea, black. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Silver Plating. $18.25, .44 lb.
  • Hat, small, winter. Fringe (expensive). $168.00, .40 lb.
  • Shortsword. Corroded. $300.00, 2.00 lbs.
  • Wax Tablet. Worn. $9.00, 2.00 lbs.
  • Button. Material (Gold), Visible Trail (Pale Mist) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Fear (cast). $9,365.00, .84 lb.
  • Iron Spike. Gilding, Silver Plating, Exceptional Material. $41.00, .50 lb.
  • Rapier. Very Fine. $10,000.00, 2.75 lbs.
  • Thesis (5 pts.). Material (Stone tablet). $3,250.00, 2400.00 lbs.
  • Mirror, Tall. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Worn; decorated with Mongoose/Weasel motif. Set with 0.75 ct. Amber, 2.0 ct. Aquamarine, 2.25 ct. Pearl. $1,928.75, 10.00 lbs.
  • $4,678.00 in coins.


  • 6 oz. Orcish Firegrain. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Beads/Nails (extensive), Fringe (expensive); decorated with Squid/octopus motif. $157.00, .62 lb.
  • 4 Bale Fur, Dire Wolf. $500.00, 300.00 lbs.
  • Crown. Material (Silver), Scent (Decay) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Haste 1. $5,567.19, 1.15 lbs.
  • 4 Bale Cloth, Samite. $42.50, 12.00 lbs.
  • Burner (shattersand). Fringe (expensive), Beads/Nails (extensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Knight motif. $5,250.00, 10.00 lbs.
  • Toy Unusual Animal. Exceptional Material, Worn, Inlay (expensive, minimal), Scent (Brimstone) (supernatural effect); decorated with Sage motif. Enchanted with Smoke, Rain of Fire, Silence. $12,129.20, .50 lb.
  • 3 Bale Fur, Monkey. $200.00, 225.00 lbs.
  • Alchemist’s Garb. Fine Material, Fringe (cheap), Animate Surface (Running Water) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Freedom 1, Rain of Nuts. $21,125.00, 5.00 lbs.
  • Leather Gloves. Beading (cheap, minimal). $75.00, .00 lb.
  • $4,954.11 in coins.

  • Legionary Suit. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Fringe (cheap); decorated with Narrative: Ball game motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Quartz. $6,811.25, 41.00 lbs.
  • Spindle. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Baby motif. Enchanted with Steam Jet. $14,012.00, .50 lb.
  • Leather Pants. Lace (minimal). Enchanted with Hush. $4,180.00, 3.00 lbs.
  • Toy Chariot/Wagon. Relief (minimal); decorated with Scene: Peaceful death motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Pearl. $502.19, .50 lb.
  • Toy Unusual Animal. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Gilding, Worn; decorated with Turtle motif. $107.60, .50 lb.
  • Small Shattersand bomb. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Fine Material, Exceptional Material; decorated with Hunter motif. $464.00, 2.20 lbs.
  • Torc. Fine Material, Inlay (cheap, extensive), Unusual Material (Flame) (supernatural effect); decorated with Clown motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Emerald. Enchanted with False Tracks, Boil Water. $10,831.25, 3.75 lbs.
  • Rope, 3/4” (10 yards). Dyed (average), Embroidery (minimal), Patchwork (expensive); decorated with Scene: Peaceful death motif. Set with 1.25 ct. Sard. $464.06, 5.00 lbs.
  • Cloth Gloves. Patchwork (expensive), Feathers (elaborate), Fur Trim (cheap). Set with 1.75 ct. Malachite. $345.94, .00 lb.
  • 3 Safety Matches. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Fringe (cheap), Beads/Nails (extensive). $36.50, 1.00 lb.
  • Chain. Material (Billon), Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Seamstress/Tailor motif. $0.65, .04 lb.
  • Pistol, Double. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Inlay (cheap, extensive), Corroded; decorated with Sage motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Azurite. $2,000.00, 5.00 lbs.
  • Cloth Suit. Lace (extensive). Enchanted with Turn Spirit. Cursed with Haunted (Demons). $5,000.00, 13.00 lbs.
  • Garrote. Fine, Poisonwood. $24.00, .00 lb.
  • Holy Symbol. Corroded. $37.50, 1.00 lb.
  • 2 Bale Fur, Dire Wolf. $500.00, 150.00 lbs.
  • $4,683.07 in coins.


  • Mask. Patchwork (expensive). $150.00, .25 lb.
  • Fan. Dyed (cheap), Aura Of Fear (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Freedom 3. $30,024.00, .25 lb.
  • 5 Bale Fur, Wolf. $500.00, 375.00 lbs.
  • Trap, Mini-trap. Relief (extensive), Beads/Nails (extensive), Corroded; decorated with Narrative: Procession motif. $540.00, 2.50 lbs.
  • Thesis (6 pts.). Material (Dwarven), Language (Obscure Language). $690.00, 24.00 lbs.
  • Group Basics. Set with 1.0 ct. Emerald, 2.0 ct. Amethyst, 1.75 ct. Pearl. $937.19, 20.00 lbs.
  • Leather, Deer. $150.00, 75.00 lbs.
  • Poleaxe. Painting/Enamel (minimal). Enchanted with Keen Sense 1. Cursed with Accelerated Aging. $1,860.00, 10.00 lbs.
  • Fiber, Wild Silk. $0.65, 1.00 lb.
  • Hooded cloak. Fine Material, Dyed (average), Embroidery (extensive); decorated with Waterfall motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Jet. $760.62, 5.50 lbs.
  • Goblet. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Smith motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Chalcedony. $117.50, .50 lb.
  • 3 Bale Leather, Ibex. $150.00, 225.00 lbs.
  • 6 Oil, Lantern. Contained in Wineskin (1 gallon). Fringe (cheap). $14.50, 6.25 lbs.
  • Poncho. Patchwork Quilt. Enchanted with Hide Path. $6,225.00, 3.00 lbs.
  • Qian Kun Ri Yue Dao. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Narrative: Peaceful death motif. $1,750.00, 3.00 lbs.
  • Water Pipe. Fringe (expensive), Relief (minimal), Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Narrative: Birth/presentation of child motif. $350.00, 4.00 lbs.
  • Studded Leather Skirt. Lace (minimal), Unusual Material (Bone/Teeth) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Create Air. $4,330.00, 4.00 lbs.
  • $1,450.54 in coins.

Comments

Skylar English said…
This is pretty awesome. If you don't make the java code and XML scheme available I would probably make a python/MySQL version.
It would be very cool if you use check boxes to turn off some of the results and force a re-roll. Saves the trouble of taking magic items out if they don't fit, or removing shattersand from a game without Demolishers, etc.

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