Been thinking that this game could use a transmutation crafting bench that we could use to turn materials into other materials. This would help alleviate the admittedly minor problem of having a huge stockpile (or trash pile, as the case may be) of materials we don’t use. It could also be manned by sorcerers, since those bums need something to do.
If turning materials directly into other materials would be too much (such as needing a recipe to transmute every material to every other material), then we could have two stations, one that breaks them down into some nondescript basic materials/elements and one that takes those elements and turns them into the desired materials. Just a thought.