The Workshop is what My Time at Portia is all about.
At the start of the game, the Player arrives in Portia and, after being greeted by Presley, is taken to their new home right outside the city's walls. On the small property of your new home will be your Worktable and the accompanying Assembly station. There is also a mailbox and a delivery box. You'll be given a letter from your Pa as well as the Workbook, which details what you can build with the Assembly station.
Throughout the game, the Builder will receive mail to the mailbox outside the Workshop. These letters can be general information, like invites to the Sunday Fireside meeting, invitations to start Missions, Gifts, Worktable recipes, or even angry letters if the builder upset one of the other citizens of Portia. The presence of a new letter is indicated over the mailbox, with a special marker for letters that start quests.
Beside the mailbox is the delivery box, which is where the Builder will receive any daily recurring packages. If the builder has a helper, they will also place gathered items here.
Workshop improvements Edit
You start with a Level 1 Worktable (3 x 2), house (10 x 10) & Assembly station (8 x 8) and a number of useful basic recipes in the Workbook that will allow you to fulfill Commerce Guild commissions, townsfolk requests, and other miscellaneous side quests.
|Home Improvement Lvl 2|
20 Hardwood Plank
20 Bronze Bar
|Home Improvement Lvl 3|
18 Iron Wooden Plank
18 Aluminum Plate
9 Strengthened Glass
It is also possible (and necessary) to enlarge the land by buying extensions symbolized by a sign. The starting land made up of 396 total squares in a 26 x 16 square space (plus the 2 x 6 gate space) with a 4 x 8 space removed from the back right corner. The cost to upgrade the workshop total property can be reduced by forming a relationship with Mayor Gale.
The player can decorate the interior of the workshop by placing furniture and wall decorations. Furnishing provides additional bonuses for attributes for the player, such as health, stamina, attack, and defense points.