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9.37.6.1 Cooking Design

Designing new cooking recipes requires the "recipes" ability learned in the
cooking skill (see HELP COOKING). All the commands needed for creating cooking
recipes can be viewed with the DESIGN command. Below you will find further
explanation of these syntaxes, and guidelines to follow when designing new
recipes.

Having gained the Cooking skill (see HELP COOKING for instructions on how
to do so), you are now ready to start designing recipes!

Below is a comprehensive guide from start to finish on how to design and
eventually create a cooking-related item, including any and all relevant
rules and guidelines to ensure your design matches Achaea's standard of
writing and acceptable content.

To quickly get started in cooking, you will need to find a recipe to prepare -
let's use NDS LISTPUBLIC C to see all the public cooking recipes. "A skewer of
roasted vegetables," design 9330, looks like a simple one to try. Examine it in
further detail with NDS P 9330. 

From this we see that the recipe calls for 3 vegetable and 1 salt. 

Obtain these ingredients and take them to a suitable cooking location 
(one that has, for instance, a cooking stove or a campfire) and PREPARE 9330.
Bon appetit!

But this is not all! Once you achieve the level of Adept in the cook's craft,
you will gain the coveted ability to design recipes of your own!

To design your own recipes, visit the Cooking annex in Delos and purchase a
blank sketch and the recipe that best matches the type of dish you want to
design.

Cooking Syntaxes
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COOK <design> [passcode]
   - Cook something from available recipes.
   - For more information on passcodes, see HELP NDS

DESIGN <sketch> COPY <recipe>
   - Apply the details of your chosen recipe type to your sketch
   - This will assign the base name and type of the item. E.G "plate", or
     "haunch".
   - This will not consume your recipe.
   - Do not take liberties with the recipe type. If you copied 'a plate of
     cooked food' onto a sketch, the sketch must remain a plate. It can be 'a
     plate of eggs and toast' but it cannot be 'a dish of fried eggs' or 
     'fried eggs'.
   - The main noun in the 'appearance' description must exactly match whatever
     the recipe is for.

DESIGN <sketch> APPEARANCE <description>
   - Sketch out the appearance description for your new recipe.
       Note: Max of 50 characters.
   - The Appearance is the short description visible in WARES and in INV.
   - Commas are not permitted in the Appearance of crafted items.
   - This should begin with a lowercase letter and NOT end in a full stop.
   - This must feature the name of the item as a main noun.
   - Examples are: 'a plate of squid ink pasta' and 'a curried haunch of
     venison'.
   - This should not be a full sentence.
   - Do not include actions or reactions, simply what the item is.
   - Keep in mind pluralisation. That noun is what will be pluralised so if
     there is more than one your appearance should still make sense. 'a plate
     of eggs and toast' plural '2 plates of eggs and toast'. While the noun
     would still be in 'fried eggs on a plate' it would not work in plural 
     form as '2 fried eggs on a plates'.

DESIGN <sketch> DROPPED <description>
   - The dropped description is what is seen in LOOK when your item is
     dropped in a location.
   - This must be ONE complete sentence that begins with a capital letter
     and ends with a full stop.
       Note: Max of 80 characters.
   - Describe just the item, not possible player reactions or actions.
   - No superfluous punctuation (question marks, exclamations, etc.)
   - The main noun in the sentence must be the same as the pattern name so
     that people know what to call it when they want to pick it up, without
     having to type 'info here.'
   - Things like "A plate of squid ink pasta is placed on a table." is not
     acceptable. If it were dropped on the highway there would be no table for
     it to be placed upon.

DESIGN <sketch> EXAMINED <description>
   - This is what people see when an item is examined/probed.
   - This should only describe the item, no subjective terms, reactions,
     opinions, emotions, or responses.
   - Use at least two full sentences.
   - Must begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
   - This must feature the main noun of the item.
   - Do not try to format your descriptions in the editor. When using the
     editor put your entire description on line one. The editor will properly
     format it for you.
   - Designs must be suitable for a chef working in a medieval-ish
     environment.
   - Designs must be something a chef can reasonably create and must be eaten
     food.
     For instance, a chef could not create an active volcano cake or a cup of
     tea.
   - Do not "evoke" or tell the reader what sense/emotion/impression your
     recipe gives.
   - Crafters are not enchanters, magic is not permitted in crafted designs.
   - Designs should describe the item, not the wearer, use of "you" and "your"
     is prohibited.
   - All numbers must be written out in words. "one, two, three," etc.
   - Single spacing only.
   - Do not use words that require accents or other non-English punctuation,
     these cannot be replicated in Achaea and will be treated as misspellings.
     E.G: Puree, Sautee are common examples that would require an acute accent
     over the e.
   - Use appropriate materials.
      Glitter, sprinkles, and other hyper-processed and/or modern ingredients
      are not permitted.
      Make sure to use GB English terminology and avoid explicitly OOC regional
      references. See "Frosting", "sushi", and similar.
   - Items claiming to be 'official' representations of affiliation with an
     organisation or person will be rejected. So no making 'the official
     cookie of the Heartwood Kin' or 'the Ascendant's burger'
     Organisations should use Patronage Requests to submit official items for
     sale in shops.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck and the Oxford comma. Achaea does not
     use American spelling.
   - Do not write messages into designs.
   - Keep your designs tasteful (not necessarily tasty).

DESIGN <sketch> FIRSTEATEN  <description>
   - This is the message people will see when they eat the food. 
   - There is a maximum of 240 characters, which the system will limit you to. 
   - Keep these reasonable, without forcing actions upon the eater that go
     beyond the explicit eating of the item.
   - Do not force subjective reactions to your dish upon the eater.

DESIGN <sketch> THIRDEATEN  <description>
   - This is the message people will see when someone in their location eats 
     the food. 
   - There is a maximum of 240 characters, which the system will limit you to. 
   - Use the following in place of names and pronouns: $eater, $eater_his,
     $eater_him, $eater_he. 
   - Adding a plus (e.g. $+eater) will capitalise the word. 
   - $+eater takes a bite of pickled snail. $+eater_he then uses both hands 
     to quickly eat the rest.
   - Do include some version of the 'appearance' description. Otherwise
     onlookers will see only "Skye eats the dessert." They will not know 
     exactly what she has eaten.

DESIGN <sketch> TASTE <description>
   - You can use the TASTE command to inspect food before eating it. 
   - When designing this aspect of a recipe, please note that the 'appearance'
     of the item will automatically be prepended to the beginning of the text.
   - You will see the full sentence when you probe your sketch.
   - ALWAYS PROBE THE SKETCH AFTER SETTING THIS.
   - This must end with a full stop.

DESIGN <sketch> SMELL <description>
   - You can use the SMELL command to inspect food before eating it. 
   - When designing this aspect of a recipe, please note that the 'appearance'
     of the item will automatically be prepended to the beginning of the text.
   - You will see the full sentence when you probe your sketch.
   - ALWAYS PROBE THE SKETCH AFTER SETTING THIS.
   - This must end with a full stop.

DESIGN <sketch> COOKED YES|NO
   - If any portion of the dish needs to be cooked, then this should be 'yes.'

DESIGN <sketch> INGREDIENTS ADD|REMOVE <#> <ingredient>
   - Ingredients currently available are: salt, sugar, flour, spices,
     seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, cheese, butter, eggs, grain, dough,
     pasta, meat, fish, poultry, milk, water, oil, chocolate.
   - You do not need to set ingredients, the Council will make sure that these
     are set before approval.

DESIGN <sketch> PRIVATE ON|OFF
   - At a cost of 1000gp you can hide your designs from others when they do
     NDS MATCH searches. This flag may be set on the sketch or after approval
     with the corresponding NDS command.

DESIGN <sketch> HIDEMARK ON|OFF
   - At the cost of 1000gp you can hide the crafters mark. This means that
     when the crafted item is probed it will not show the line saying "It
     bears the distinctive mark of "".

DESIGN <sketch> SUBMIT [URGENT]
   - PLEASE PROOFREAD YOUR DESIGN BEFORE SUBMITTING - See below for a
     proofreading guide!
   - Submit your sketch for approval by the Crafting Council.
   - This costs 1000 gold.
   - Must submit from the Culinary Institute in Delos
     (unless you possess the Crest of the Crafting Council)
   - The addition of URGENT places a design in a high priority queue and costs
     10,000 gold instead of 1000.
   - You can have up to ten designs in the submission queue. This is total, 
     across all tradeskills.
   - PLEASE PROOFREAD YOUR DESIGN BEFORE SUBMITTING - See below for a
     proofreading guide!

DESIGN REQUEST <pattern>
   - Use this command at the Culinary Institute when you have been notified
     (by letter) that your pattern has been approved.
   - Have the gold required in your hands.

PROOFREADING
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ITEM TYPE
   - Make sure that the sketch used matches the main noun in all aspects of
     this design.
APPEARANCE
   - Commas are not permitted in the Appearance of crafted items.
   - This should begin with a lowercase letter and NOT end in a full stop.
   - This must feature the name of the item as a main noun.
   - Examples are: 'a plate of fried eggs' and 'a haunch of curried venison'.
   - This should not be a full sentence.
   - Do not include actions or reactions, simply what the item is.
DROPPED
   - This must be ONE complete sentence that begins with a capital letter
     and ends with a full stop.
   - Describe just the item, not possible player reactions or actions.
   - The main noun in the sentence must be the same as the pattern name so
     that people know what to call it when they want to pick it up, without
     having to type 'info here.'
   - Things like "A plate of eggs sits on a table." is not acceptable. If
     it were dropped on the highway there is no table!
   - "lays" is never appropriate in DROPPED, this is a transient action, you
     want "LIES".
EXAMINED
   - This should only describe the item, no subjective terms, reactions,
     opinions, emotions, or responses.
   - Use at least two complete sentences, NO FRAGMENTS.
   - Designs must be suitable for a chef working in a medieval-ish
     environment.
   - Designs must be something a chef can reasonably create.
   - Do not "evoke".
   - Use appropriate materials.
   - All numbers must be written out in words. "one, two, three".
   - Feet, inches, yards, etc, no metric measurements.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck, Achaea does not use American spelling.
   - Achaea uses the "Oxford comma" when using lists. This means that when
     writing a list, a comma should be used before the "and". E.G: a red,
     white, and blue scarf.
   - Single spacing always and only. Check for double spaces especially after
     full stops, and if you have copied text from another format.
   - Designs should describe the item, not the eater, use of "you" and "your"
     are prohibited.
   - Cooking designs must be food that is eaten, no drinks and nothing it would
     make sense to "drink".
   - The Crafting Council reserves the right to determine whether foods are
     suitable for Achaea's environment. Certain anachronistic foods and terms
     will not be allowed. Following is a list of some such foods; we will
     attempt to keep it up to date, but please be aware that it is not
     exhaustive: pizza, tacos, hot dogs, pancakes, waffles, fondue,
     jellybeans, gummianything(bear, worm, etc), sushi, sashimi.
FIRSTEATEN
   - Do not force actions beyond the explicit eating of the item.
   - Do not force subjective reactions to your dish upon the eater.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck, Achaea does not use American spelling.
   - Achaea uses the "Oxford comma" when using lists. This means that when
     writing a list, a comma should be used before the "and". E.G: a red,
     white, and blue scarf.
   - Single spacing always and only. Check for double spaces especially after
     full stops, and if you have copied text from another format.
   - Use of "you" and "your" is allowed here.
THIRDEATEN
   - Use the following in place of names and pronouns: $eater, $eater_his,
     $eater_him, $eater_he. 
   - Adding a plus (e.g. $+eater) will capitalise the word. 
   - $+eater takes a bite of pickled snail. $+eater_he then uses both hands to
     quickly eat the rest.
   - Do not force actions beyond the explicit eating of the item.
   - Do not force subjective reactions to your dish upon the eater.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck, Achaea does not use American spelling.
   - Achaea uses the "Oxford comma" when using lists. This means that when
     writing a list, a comma should be used before the "and". E.G: a red,
     white, and blue scarf.
   - Single spacing always and only. Check for double spaces especially after
     full stops, and if you have copied text from another format.
TASTE
   - The Appearance always prepends to your text here, double check that this
     makes sense after you set this aspect.
   - Do not force actions beyond the explicit tasting of the item.
   - Do not force subjective reactions to your dish upon the taster.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck, Achaea does not use American spelling.
   - Achaea uses the "Oxford comma" when using lists. This means that when
     writing a list, a comma should be used before the "and". E.G: a red,
     white, and blue scarf.
   - Single spacing always and only. Check for double spaces especially after
     full stops, and if you have copied text from another format.
   - This must end with a full stop.
SMELL
   - The Appearance always prepends to your text here, double check that this
     makes sense after you set this aspect.
   - Do not force actions beyond the explicit smelling of the item.
   - Do not force subjective reactions to your dish upon the smeller.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck, Achaea does not use American spelling.
   - Achaea uses the "Oxford comma" when using lists. This means that when
     writing a list, a comma should be used before the "and". E.G: a red,
     white, and blue scarf.
   - Single spacing always and only. Check for double spaces especially after
     full stops, and if you have copied text from another format.
   - This must end with a full stop.

If you do not have a cooking license, see HELP COOKING!

For a full and detailed listing of the entire NDS output, see HELP DESIGN

(See also: HELP CRAFTING GUIDELINES)