So, I have read a lot of novels over the years regarding crafting, spell research, or simply magic. Some of my favorites have been: 1. Another World's Versatile Crafting Master 2. Mother of Learning (was recommended checking it out in this post and read it) 3. Overgeared 4. Magi Crafting Meister 5. Mages are Too OP 6. End of the Magical Era 7. Mystical Journey 8. Astral Pet Store The itch to read something in this vein has popped up again so figured I would ask for suggestions. If I had to describe in more detail what I ideally want, it would go something like this: MC lives in a fantasy world with a flexible magic system where he / she can dedicate time into discovering new spells, drawing spell formations, crafting magical items, brewing potions, growing magical plants, raising magical creatures, creating constructs (like golems), forming a personal sub-dimension (Demiplane), building a wizard tower / floating island, and setting up a store to sell items crafted by the MC. It would also be great to have some sort of exploration either across the world or, preferably, across the universe. The general loop would be MC wants to craft X or upgrade Y but needs something really rare so he / she goes out on an adventure to get said resource. Once acquired, the MC goes back to his home base to craft X or upgrade Y. Same would apply if the MC was researching a spell and needed some inspiration or some rare reagent for the spell. The novel does not need to have all of these but the more the better. Also, cultivation novels are fine as long as crafting is a major part of it not just some side occupation.