Why? Simply because there are some stuff that only a crater can do + It'll save you lots of gold and time finding a specific 'crafter'.
Major crafting to master (ordered by usability)
Inscriptionuses a quill and writes the formula on a blank scroll ==Creates==> Scrolls of: Light, Unweld, Uncurse, Town Portal, Identify ... VERY USEFUL!!
Then create potions of: heal/mana, cure, ...
Using Scissors ==> Bandages, Swamp Boots, cloth/leather Armours
Wood-craftingBuy a 'woodcutters axe', walk to the near forest and chop ==Creates==> Logs.
Buy a 'pocket knife', use it on a log ==Creates==> Torch, Arrows, stuff for tinkering.
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