Go to a Village, find a bunch of merchants selling the same things three feet away from each other. Travel around the planet. A bunch of merchants selling the same items out of their carts. Travel underground. Spend hours looking for any merchant NPC spawner in a Chest, and their selection is limited. The variety is astoundingly lacking. Which is why I'm here. I want to fix this issue, and I'll need your help.to do it. The goal of this mod is to edit existing NPC Mechants and add a variety of NPC Merchants to the game. These merchants will sell an assortment of items, ranging from Foods, Crop Seeds, Structure Blocks and Items, and virtually anything I can code. Current Mod Status: BetterMerchant 0.03 (Landscaper Update) Mod Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1qd3ud6w3jy6jna/BetterMerchants%200.03.zip Installation Instructions: Remove any prior versions of this mod before anything else. Download and extract "BetterMerchants" folder into your .../starbound/mods/ folder. Remove any mods which also change files found within this mod. Play. In this mod, Chefs sell fully prepared food items. All Chefs select from the following lists to form their shop listings. Sous Chefs sell the recipes of the same items, with a price multiplied by 10. Sides = 150 Pixels Desserts = 200 Pixels Entrees = 300 Pixels If Candy, subtract 100 If Uncommon, add 50 If Rare, add 100 Entrees Vegetable Stew Sides Bread Corn Cob Toast Desserts Candy Carrot Cake Chocolate Lollypop Toffee Toffee Apple Entrees Bananacon Battered Banana Fish Fingers Roast Dinner Sides Ape Grapes Fruit Salad Lucky Dip Roast Banana Desserts Avesmingo Ice Cream Banana Bread Banana Cream Pie Banana Split Entrees Curried Beakseed Poached Avesmingo Spicy Feathercrown Wartweed Stew Sides Boiled Pearlpeas Cornpeckers Eggshoot Salad Pearlpea Parcels Desserts Candied Corn Carrotbread Pineapple Upside-crown Cake Pearlpea Pancakes Entrees Meat n' Marrow Meatwich Oculemon Stew The Special Sides Boneboo Marrow Eyebowls Fish In A Bone Offal Desserts Burning Eyeballs Hot Bone Puss Plum Pie Sweet Meat Entrees Automato Stew Bolt O's Piodia Pizzap Stuffed Automato Sides Corntent Nuts n' Bolts Smash Deserts Black Current Crumble Candy Automato Copper Key Pie Sweet Time Entrees Alien Burger Burger Chili Stew Fish n' Chips Soup Burrito Ham Sandwich Meatballs Pizza Pizza Slice Sides Garden Salad Mashed Potato Sweet Corn Desserts Apple Pie Cake Candy Apple Vanilla Ice Cream Entrees Coralcreep Curry Saltsalad Stuffed Dirturchin Sushi Sides Corn On The Blob Eggshoot Fried Rice Ricecake Soggysack Desserts Brineapple Candied Pearlpeas Reefpod Surprise Rice Pudding All Drink Merchants currently sell the same items. This may or may not change in the future. Basic = 100 Juices = 125 Small Alcohol =150 Fancy = 250 Alcohol Bottle = 450 Blueprint: Multiply the price of the item by 10 Basic Bottled Water Milk Soda Juices Avesmingo Juice Carrot Juice Grape Juice Kiwi Juice Pineapple Juice Reef Juice Tomato Juice Fancy Automato Shake Battery Acid Bloody Puss Bolted Milk Cyanider Dirtea Pozest Reef Shake Tropical Punch Small Alcohol Whisky Flash Wine Glass Alcohol Bottle Meat Wine Rice Wine Wart Wine Weyene Whiskey Bottle Wine Bottle All Landscapers currently sell the same items. This may or may not change in the future. Prices vary by 20% in either direction. Blocks: 10 Pixels each Seeds: Depends on time taken to grow said seed. Ranges from 20 (for 10 minute seeds), to 300 (for 120 minute seeds) Objects: 50 or 100 Pixels less than their 3D Printer costs Blueprints: 2000 Pixels each Mushroom Block Thatch Vine plantblock Mossy Platform Bamboo Bamboo Platform Decorative Cactus Fireflower White Flower Farm Tools Hay Pile Hay Roll Haystack Decorated Tree Undecorated Tree Lily Pad Clock Little Lily Pad Tiny Lily Pads Big Lily Pad Bamboo Door Small Overgrown Chest Floran Lamp Pod Floran Light Prison Chair Plant Desk Lamp Door (Plant 1) Geyser (Plant, 1 and 2) Glowing Orb Plant Control Panel A Shelf planttorch A Table Volcanic Plant (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) Automato Seed Avesmingo Seed Banana Seed Beakseed Seed Boltbulb Seed Boneboo Seed Carrot Seed Chili Seed Coralcreep Seed Corn Seed Crystal Plant Seed Currentcorn Seed Diodia Seed Dirturchin Seed Eggshoot Seed Feathercrown Seed Grape Seed Kiwi Seed Neonmelon Seed Oculemon Seed Pearlpea Seed Pineapple Seed Potato Seed Pussplum Seed Reefpod Seed Rice Seed Sugar Cane Seed Tomato Seed Toxic Top Seed Wartweed Seed Wheat Seed Giant Flower Bed Giant Flower Chair Giant Flower Chest Giant Flower Door Giant Flower Lamp Giant Flower Table Shroom Bed Shroom Chair Shroom Chest Shroom Door Shroom Lamp Shroom Table Toxic Chair Toxic Chest Toxic Lamp (1 and 2) Toxic Table Introduced NPCs have their own spawners, most with one for each race. Can be crafted at the Wiring Station for 1 Pixel (For Testing Purposes). Feel free to abuse them for now. Apex Chef Avian Chef Floran Chef Glitch Chef Human Chef Hylotl Chef Apex Sous Chef Avian Chef Floran Chef Glitch Chef Human Chef Hylotl Chef Drink Merchant Landscaper Apex Villager (BM) Avian Villager (BM) Floran Villager (BM Glitch Villager (BM) Human Villager (BM) Hylotl Villager (BM) The recipes for the old race-based Villager spawners have been replaced with BM versions of their spawners to circumvent an annoying racial limitation. In addition, the crafting recipes for Guard Spawners has been changed to the Wiring Station as well. Lastly, the icon for Meatballs and Vegetable Soup has been changed from displaying a can to a bowl of meatballs or vegetable soup. Descriptions have been changed to signify this. Mod Compatibility(!) - Requires better understanding of JSON, __merge functionality, and other aspects of modding. Tips are welcome. "Reverse" and Item-for-Item trading - Currently possible, but requires better understanding of LUA. Thread Decor and Aesthetics Custom NPCs Librarian - Sells Books, Codex entries, and Bookshelves(?). Landscaper - Figure out how to sell Flower Seeds, Mushroom Seeds and Saplings. Should they sell Plant Fibre? Archeologist - Sells items normally found from structure generation. Tomb Raider - Sells items and blocks found in Avian Temples, etc. Scavenger - Sells items and blocks found in Apex Labratories, etc. Plumber - Sells Pipes (block), as well as anything appropriate like Sewer items. Furniture Peddler(?) - Sells furniture Carpenter - Sells Wood-based items, Unrefined Wood, Rainbow Wood, and Metal Wood. Geologist - Sells various ores, mineral blocks, and more! Split into three: Ice, Crystal, and Spaaaaaace. Custom lines for all. Edited Existing NPCs Ingredient Merchant - Inventory varies based upon race of merchant. Clothing Merchant and Vanity Clothing Merchant - More variety and better inventories which rewards finding these merchants. Blacksmith - Split into Weapon and Armor varieties, which specialize in either. Better organization and management of existing blacksmith shops. Doctor - Expanded Medical inventory. All stim packs for sale. Stim - Repurposed for... something. Tool - In addition to existing inventory, he will also sell various mining and chopping implements, which vary from tier to tier. Wizard - Stumped. Custom lines if needed. Items New items as needed to add variety to NPC inventories (ex. Doctor, Stim, Wizard). New recipes for Food which lacks it, and a variety of other items as to be decided. Changed existing recipes. Some blueprints will have a different background (specifically Food items), if possible. Various changes to existing items as desired. Villages and Dungeons Changed NPC generation in Villages to include new NPCs Merchant Airship(?) Merchant Space-Station(?) BM 0.01 - http://www.mediafire.com/download/chpic1r649qod57/BetterMerchants 0.01.zip BM 0.02 - http://www.mediafire.com/download/8totcer8gc798if/BetterMerchants 0.02.zip I'm looking forward to any and all commentary. This is my first attempt at modding. I am taking suggestions if you have them.