This page offers a guide on how to build the Stage Backdrop, which is an optional build for The Show Must Go On main quest in My Time at Sandrock.
For the main quest, you get the choice to either build the Stage Backdrop or the Stage Support - whichever you choose, Mi-an will build the other.
Before you can build the Stage Backdrop, you’ll need to first make a Bronze Pickhammer to smash up the old stage backdrop. Head over to our guide for more information on How to Make a Bronze Pickhammer.
Required Materials for Building Stage Backdrop¶
In total you’ll need the following amount of resources to craft all separate items:
- 24 Wood or Wood Scraps (Wood Sticks are a random drop)
- 20 Dinas
- 17 Copper Bars - can be either made with x3 Copper Ore each (for a total of x51 Copper Ore), obtained from recycling Copper Scraps or purchased from Hammertime.
- 3 Old Parts - can be found in mines or by recycling Mechanical Scraps.
How to Get Wooden Sticks¶
Wooden Sticks can be obtained in a couple of different ways. The easiest and most reliable way to get wooden sticks is to collect lots of wood from bushes and wooden scrap piles and then craft Wooden Sticks at the worktable. It costs 6 wood to make one Wooden Stick at the worktable, so you’ll need 12 wood in total.
Alternatively, if you have some wood scraps, you can put them in the Recycler. When wood scraps are put in the Recycler, they have a chance of being recycled into dregs, wood or even wooden sticks! Wooden Sticks seem to be a bit of a rarer drop but if you have lots of wood scraps obtain from wood scrap piles then you might have a decent chance of getting the 2 you need.
How to Make Copper Wires¶
Before you can make Copper Wires, you’ll need to first purchase the recipe from the Commerce Guild Store. It’ll cost around 35 Gols depending on price fluctuation.
Copper Wires can be made from Copper Bars on a Grinder. You’ll get x1 Copper Wire for x1 Copper Bar. Therefore, for 8 Copper Wires, you’ll need x8 Copper Bars.
If you haven’t already made a Grinder, you’ll need to obtain the Grinder blueprint from Qi and then make one. It costs x3 Data Discs and it’ll take 1 day to prepare. Head over to our guide on How to Build a Grinder for more information.
How to Make Copper Bars¶
There are a few ways to get Copper Bars. Firstly, Copper Bar can be made with x3 Copper Ore in the furnace. Copper Ore is the most abundant ore in the mines. It can be found on the first level of the Abandoned Ruins and you’ll be able to get hundreds of the stuff in no time. You’ll get the most Copper Ore from mining big Copper Crystals found in the mines, but you’ll also get some ore from clearing the blue-brown debris that blocks your path. If you want to make all the Copper Bars from scratch, you’ll need 24 Copper Ore to make 8 Copper Bars.
You could also obtain Copper Bars from recycling Copper Scraps. Copper Scraps can be obtained from Junk Piles found in the Eufaula Salvage Yard - or you can purchase Copper Scraps from the Eufaula Salvage Shop as well. Given that materials dropped from a Recycler are random, you may have to recycle more or less Copper Scraps depending on your luck.
And finally, if you really don’t want to do any of the work, you could just purchase Copper Bars from Hammertime. They cost around 25 Gols, depending on the price fluctuation.
How to Make Glass¶
In order to make glass, you’ll need to cook up x4 Dinas in a furnace. Dinas is a bit like sandstone and can be obtained from mining gravel stones. They’re super common in the area around your workshop. In total you’ll need x20 Dinas to make 5 Glass.
How to Make Copper Loudspeakers¶
When you dismantled the old stage backdrop, you’ll have already obtained x1 Copper Loudspeaker. However, you’ll need to make 3 more. Before you can make them, you’ll need to purchase the blueprint from the Commerce Guild shop. It’ll cost around 110 Gols depending on the price fluctuation at the time.
Copper Loudspeakers can be made on the worktable with x3 Copper Bars and x1 Old Parts. So in addition to the 8 Copper Bars needed for the Copper Wire, you’ll also need x9 more Copper Bars.
How to Get Old Parts¶
Old Parts are obtained from mining in the Eufaula Salvage Abandoned Ruins or by recycling Mechanical Scrap in the Recycler. Both are pretty legitimate ways of obtaining Old Parts, so do whichever you see fit!
How to Use the Stage Backdrop¶
Once you’ve made the Stage Backdrop, you’ll need to pick it up and install it where the old stage used to be (near Hammertime). For completing the The Show Must Go On main quest, you’ll earn +10 Relationship with Matila, +400 Experience, +800 Gols and +25 Workshop Reputation.