What if blunt weapons were added so you could knock people out rather than kill them? Can still steal their stuff, but maybe they get knocked out for 30 seconds or a minute and you can drag them, handcuff them, stuff like that. Start with the plans for blunt weapons rather than hatchets to add more progression. Maybe this as an example progression:
- Wood Stick
- Rock (that you have to craft)
- Wood Club\
- Sharpened stick (think spear)
- Sling Shot (With stones as ammo)
Workbench required for anything below
- Large Hammer (Wood with stone on end)
- Stone Hatchet
- Hunting Bow
- Flail (Wood with cloth string and rock on the end)
Advanced workbench here to work with metal maybe?
Then could get into guns and whatnot? Thoughts?