|This article is about the current version of Mystcraft.|
- 1 Crafting
- 2 Natural Resources
- 3 Crafting Stations
- 4 Ink
- 5 Books
- 6 Folders
- 7 Stands and Displays
|Writing Table||Any Planks +
|Writing Table Backboard||Any Planks +
|Ink Mixer||Any Planks +
Glass Bottle +
|Book Binder||Any Planks +
Ink and Symbol Pages
|Ink Vial||Ink Sack +
|Link Panel Page||Ink +
|Symbol Page||Ink +
|Symbol Pages must be copied|
from a collection in a Writing Desk
that has been supplied with ink.
Books and Folders
|Descriptive Book||Leather +
Link Panel Page +
Any Symbol Pages
|Linking Book||Leather +
Link Panel Page
|Collation Folder||Leather +
|Symbol Portfolio||Leather +
|Book Stand||Any Planks +
|Lectern||Any Planks +
Mystcraft adds only one new resource, the Mystcraft Crystal. This resource can be found in many ages randomly in large clusters, and can also be selected for with its own Symbol Page. It can be crafted into a Book Receptacle, and be used to create an Age Portal.
Mystcraft includes several new workstations for the creation, management, and manipulation of Linking Books and Symbols.
The writing desk is used to copy symbol pages as well as organize portfolios and collation folders. Do note that this workstation takes up a 2x1x1 blocks of space. A Backboard addition can be added to the Writing Desk, although this does not add any extra functionality.
This workstation is a creative-only tool. It allows you to change the properties of a Descriptive or Linking book by giving them special linking properties, or taking them away.
The liquid form of ink that can be created through the use of other mods or cleaver age writing to be bottled into ink vials for use.
Linking Books and Descriptive Books allow for transport across (and sometimes within) dimensions (( see talk page )). They will take damage if dropped on the ground, can be protected from this damage with a Book Stand or Lectern, and does not follow the user linking with it.
Linking and Descriptive Books can be opened by right-clicking while holding one in the Player's hand. The Age the book links to can be entered by clicking on the Linking Panel inside the book, however, the book will drop from the Player's inventory when they teleport. As a book lays on the ground, it will slowly accumulate damage that cannot be repaired. This can be avoided by placing the book inside a Book Stand. The Book Stand can be right-clicked with a book to place the book inside, and an occupied Book Stand can be right-clicked to open the book to click the Linking Panel.
Descriptive books are created by binding a Link Panel Page, a piece of leather and any Pages the player chooses to add in if any. These items may be bound together using the Book Binder. When used the player will be sent into the Age and if not previously used by another player, the Age will generate. Information on creating Ages according to the player's specifications can be found here.
Linking books are created by holding an Unlinked Link Book in the hand and right-clicking with it. The link created permanently captures both the link location and the direction the user is facing when the link is created.
Folders are items that hold and organize Pages. Pages stored in any type of folder can be searched using the search bar and sorted alphabetically. Folders can be stored in a writing desk for convenience.
The basic folder that can hold pages. These folders can be naturally generated in dungeon chests and stronghold chests; Naturally generated Collation Folders have between 5-10 random Symbol Pages inside.
A slightly more expensive version of the Collation Folder, however unlike the Collation Folder, duplicate Pages inside a symbol portfolio will stack, and Symbol Portfolios cannot be naturally generated.
Rare Items that cannot be crafted. They can be found in dungeon chests, and purchased from Mystcraft Villagers. Once used, they turn into a single Collation Folder with a larger than usual amount of random symbols inside.
Stands and Displays
Book Stands and Lecterns are blocks used to hold Linking Books and Descriptive Books to display them and keep them from taking damage. Putting a book in either of these displays allows you to use the books without removing them from the stands. Books used while in displays do not fall to the ground after use.
Book Receptacles are used for more technical purposes. When creating a Crystal Portal to make a physical connection between ages, a Book Receptacle must be placed on the portal frame and a book must be inserted into the receptacle for the portal to activate. Portal frames that have no Book Receptacle, or whose Book Receptacle is empty, will not activate.