The RFTools Builder and You
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About this Guide
This guide is not an exhaustive description of items, nor a tutorial on using each item. It is a helping hand to get you started with using the RFTools Builder. Throughout this guide you'll find links to various blocks and items. Be sure to explore these links for full details, descriptions and illustrations.
The Builder is an incredibly versatile machine, capable of both destruction and creation in a myriad array of shapes and sizes. In this guide, we'll try to provide a comprehensive overview of the Builder's many features. You may also be interested in the guide Quarrying with RFTools.
Clearing a large volume is easily achieved using the Builder as a quarry. See Quarrying with RFTools. However, you're not limited to rectangular spaces. By configuring the Shape Card to a different shape, the Builder will clear a space of any shape you like. If you don't want to keep the blocks in the cleared area, consider using a Shape Card (Void).
Building a Simple Shape
Combining Simple Shapes
The castle pictured below is hardly a masterpiece but it shows what can be constructed in 15 minutes by combining a few simple shapes. With the hard work done by the Builder, a player could use this as the basis for a masterpiece.
Unless specified with a complex Shape Card, the Builder will draw blocks at random from the supply chest on top. Depending on the choice of materials, the result can appear semi-natural or quite colorful.