Allows dwarves to purchase items
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
A shop is a 5x5 building that appears in your uild menu under the key once the dwarven economy has started. Each shop has a shopkeeper, but are initially owned by either your bookkeeper or your broker, to be bought by any dwarf who is wealthy enough. A new shop's starting price is ☼200, and can stock up to 10 items to sell at a time.
The type of shop is chosen by the shopkeeper who will begin to haul those specific kinds of items to the shop for selling automatically, but the actual mechanics of that choice - whether intentional or random - are unknown. Items that can be hauled to the shop include any item in your fort that is not already owned, of any quality or material, but not including any weapons or armor that your military can equip. Items stocked in a shop circulate only by being sold.
While spending the money a dwarf
needs to buy food and pay his rent doesn't really need at a shop, he acquires new items. When gaining a new item/shopping, a dwarf gains a happy thought.
Each item stocked by a shopkeeper adds its value to the shop's value (☼200 + ☼items). If the stock gets filled with high-quality items or items made from expensive materials, there is a risk that the shop can become far too expensive for any dwarf to own or buy from. If this happens, it is recommended to tear the shop down and rebuild after its discarded items are hauled away again, or to build multiple shops to increase the chances of affordable stock variation.
- General Store - Sells a bit of everything
- Crafts Market - Sells crafted goods
- Clothing Shop - Sells clothing
- Exotic Clothing Shop - Sells clothing that doesn't fit on the dwarves (narrow, large, small)