Recommendations/Looking for Crafting/Merchant Stories

#1
So I made a thread on the old novel thread looking for the same thing but I didn't get very many recommendations. Now I understand that there may not be that many crafting/merchant stories on this site but I still want to find some. I'm looking for stuff in the fantasy, VR type stories but I'll take other stuff as well. It doesn't have to be just a crafting/merchant, it can have adventure and what not. Here is a list of crafting/merchant stories I have read:

Only Sense Online - http://krytykal.org/only-sense/
Insania Online - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/1826
Spiritsmith - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/3264
(Re)Install - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/2554
Master of All, Jack of None - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/544
Tec Mage - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/162
Clockwork - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/2276
Magi Craftsman - https://natsutl.wordpress.com/projects/novel-tl/mcm/
Universe Online - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/1259
New Reality - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/2620
Beyond? - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/2850
Swamp Boy - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/4342
The Defective Hermit - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/3972
Merchant of the End - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/4981
Winter's Tale - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/5191
The Steel Harvest - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/4124
Change: New World - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/1729
A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log - https://honyakusite.wordpress.com/toaru-ossan-no-vrmmo-katsudouki/
How To Avoid Death On A Daily Basis - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/5288
New beginning - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/2526
The Fragile Monster Lord - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/754
The Arrayist - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/5239
Set In Stone: Follower - http://royalroadl.com/fiction/1246

Now not all of these are necessarily crafting or merchant stories but they have the aspects in them. So I made the list for some other people who may be looking for this type of story, hope people enjoy them.

I hope to see many more of these stories and thank you for the recommendations.

RE: Looking for Crafting/Merchant Stories

#2
http://royalroadl.com/fiction/221

The MC in this fiction is mainly a merchant and also crafts a lot. Other than this fiction and the one's you have listed I can't think of any other where crafting plays a major role. Maybe try http://royalroadl.com/fiction/1729 which also has an MC who crafts and it is also a great story. Chapter 84 for example, just released a week ago, is an entire chapter ONLY about crafting and nothing else.

RE: Looking for Crafting/Merchant Stories

#3
3/14/2016 10:08:12 AMHassaan94 Wrote: [ -> ]http://royalroadl.com/fiction/221

The MC in this fiction is mainly a merchant and also crafts a lot. Other than this fiction and the one's you have listed I can't think of any other where crafting plays a major role. Maybe try http://royalroadl.com/fiction/1729 which also has an MC who crafts and it is also a great story. Chapter 84 for example, just released a week ago, is an entire chapter ONLY about crafting and nothing else.


Thanks for the recommendations. I didn't realize Emperor Saga was a merchant crafting story, I kept putting it off but now I think I will finally read it. As for Change: New World, I actually meant to put it on the list since it does have crafting in parts.

3/14/2016 3:13:28 PMBlaiseCorvin Wrote: [ -> ]OP,

You are very well read on RRL.  I think you have the qualifications to make your own recommendations thread if you wanted to!

I wish I could read more, but I am a work robot. :(


Ha I probably could, this thread almost is a recommendations thread in and of itself.

Re: Recommendations/Looking for Crafting/Merchant Stories

#9
If it does not have to be in the fantasy genre, then you can take a look at these; 

Luxury Cafe Owner- https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20817/luxury-cafe-owner
Supervillainy and Other Poor Career Choices- https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/22653/supervillainy-and-other-poor-career-choices
The Suit-Maker- https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20487/the-suit-maker

Re: Recommendations/Looking for Crafting/Merchant Stories

#18
By crafting do you mean blacksmithing, talismans, arrays, alchemy etc.

Then I can recommend a bunch of books. 
In standard fantasy
T Michael Ford Enchanters of Xarparion
Raymond Feists new King of Ashes series is about a blacksmith assassin

PS Powers the Young Ancients series 1-18 but they turn sex crazed after about 5
H Jonas Rhynedahl series about a orphan magician who creates a lot of artefacts
Donald Wigboldy Tales of Alus

Jeff Quyle Alchemy Apprentice series and Memory Stones series
Guy Antibes Magician in Training series and Magic Helper series
Rohan Michael Scott Winder of the World is about a Blacksmith

Kris A Hiatt Path of the Wolf series
Chris A Holloway Swordceror series
Kristoffer Cruz Spellscribed series