It’s a spoon.
I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU A LOT OF WORDS
Gourds are pretty useful, we can all agree. Cooking is also very useful. However, what’s not ideal is that we tend to waste the stews.
There are three stews I specifically have in mind when it comes to waste.
STEW A: Shroom Stew. Gives 5 Satiation and 1 Health.
STEW B: Pumpkin Stew. Gives 5 Satiation and 3 Health.
STEW C: Strength Stew (namenotofficial). Gives a whopping 7 Strength and 2 Satiation.
Usually these stews are pretty excessive. The average player usually won’t wait until a bar under the running requirement to make full use of their stew charge (1 per flask, 2 per gourd, 3 per cauldron).
Not to mention the strength stew is just plain excessive. Even a properly crafted red iron weapon can oneshot wyrms.
My proposal is THE SPOON
The spoon will be able to subdivide the charges of stew into “mini-charges,” preventing waste of the ingredients and time you spent making the precious stew.
Q: How will the subdivisions work?
A: They will be able to split a charge into 2-4 (depending on how the devs want idk) miniature charges, having their divided efficacy.
For example: Let’s say it’s implemented with 2 charges. A pumpkin stew will give you 5 Satiation and 3 Health, normally. But with THE SPOON, you can take half a charge and get 2.5 Satiation and 1.5 Health.
This means that you can mosey on over to a location, possibly away from danger, and top off your hunger meter. All while being able to run, and maximize the effects of stew consumption. No wasteful drinking nor risk of being caught without the ability to sprint!
Q: Would this work with teleport potion? This would double our charges!
A: Yes it would. It’s amazing, I know. People would think this would be a bit powerful, but I would say it increases the value of a single gourd.
A whole four charges of teleportation would be very useful to have, yet not possible without one or the other. This would lead to less “gourd-hogging” because someone would be able to utilize their already owned gourds even better than before. It then becomes the choice between +1 free inventory slot or and extra 4 charges. (Which, frankly, I find 8 teleport charges completely unnecessary).
Q: But won’t this take an additional slot? I’d rather just make more stew later than waste a slot.
A: Ah, yes. But let me introduce a sub-concept to you…
GOURD 2.0 WITH A SPOON SLOT
Similar to how lanterns attach to certain handles, the gourd would be able to hold THE SPOON on its object, saving space and having a nifty maximization tool! No need for messy inventory management!
This tool would revolutionize (eh) our current gourd and consumable liquids strategies! The gourd becomes much more useful with an amazing, yet simple, wooden utensil! Vote on this, my fellow townsfolk, and let us bring the glory of THE SPOON to A Township Tale!
Personal twist (optional)
It’s a spoon. What else can I add to it? Maybe metal spoons? Valyan spoons? Nah.