The Trade Inn interface.

The Trade Inn (or Trade INN) is a feature exclusive to Don't Starve Together. It is used to trade in multiple common Skins for rarer ones. The machine works by taking nine items of the same tier and giving the player a single skin a tier higher. However, sometimes the machine will give out a rarer skin that is two tiers higher.


The mysterious Skin Collector.

The Trade Inn is run by the Skin Collector.


The quotes spoken by the Skin Collector:



  • "Lookin' to trade? Ya come to the right place. Put your items in tha machine to get somethin' better!"
  • "Ya got a heap 'o items? Want better items? Well, ya come to the right place! Put 'em in that thar machine!"
  • "Got too many items? I can help ya with that problem! Stick 'em in my machine an' trade 'em for somethin' better!"
  • "Lookin' for new items? Trade in some old items and get a bran' new one of higher quality!"

Greeting (no items)

  • "C'mon back when ya got something ta trade!"
  • "Sorry, but I can't give ya something for nothing, ya know."
  • "If ya find any items while you're adventuring around out there, ya can bring the ones ya don't need ta me."


  • "I've always been a loner, me. The boss mostly lets me alone, which suits me fine."
  • "Once, when I was but a young shaver... oh, but ya don' wanna listen to an old trader's stories."
  • "My wagon's pulled by a nox. 'Es a good 'un, but 'e can't hold a candle to my old mule, Shadow."
  • "What's a nox? Well, I don't know as I can rightly describe it. It's kinda like an ox, but not."
  • "Ya may not feel young, but I've been tradin' longer than ya been around, young pup."
  • "Take yer time. I can stand here yammerin' all day."

Some Items Placed

  • "Tha's tha ticket. Just bang a few more a those %s items in tha machine to get a better item!"
  • "I'm gonna need a few more %s items to make a trade. I gotta cover my overhead, ya know? But ya'll get a better item in exchange."
  • "Tha's it, fill the machine on up with %s items and ya'll get a higher quality item back out."
  • "Help a poor old trader out with a few more %s items and I'll give ya a higher quality item in exchange. Guaranteed."

Slots Full

  • "If ya wanna make tha trade, just push tha green button."
  • "All right, kid. Give tha button a push to getcher item!"
  • "Just push tha button to start tha trade!"

Item Coming

  • "It should be here real soon now."
  • "It'll be here in a jiffy."
  • "I bet ya can't wait to see what comes out!"

Item Ready (common)

  • "Here ya go, one very fine %s!"
  • "There ya go, ya got this here %s."
  • "Look a' that, ya won a %s. C'mon back anytime, now."

Item Ready (rare)

  • "Here ya go, one bran' new %s. Jus' remember I can't afford to give ya items this good all tha time."
  • "Hey, ya struck it rich! Look at that %s. Ya must be extra lucky today."
  • "Well, I guess me & tha machine are feelin' gen'rous today. Ya won a %s!"
  • "Ain't that just the koalefant's toenails! Ya got one very purty %s."

Last Item Warning

  • "Ya ain't got no more o' those. Ya sure ya wanna get rid o' it? Not that I won't take it, o' course."
  • "Slow down there, greenhorn. Are ya sure ya wanna gimme your last 'o those? Ya won't be able ta use it anymore if ya do."
  • "Wait jest a tick there. Tha's your last one o' those things. Ya won't be able to use it anymore if ya trade it away."

Playing With Joystick

  • "Don't ya go breakin' tha joystick, now. Ya don' need it anyhow."
  • "Up, down, left, right, tha joystick don' do nothin'."
  • "Ya can bang on that joystick all ya want but it won't do ya no good."

Touching Hand

  • "Pleased ta meecha."
  • "Pleasure doin' business with ya."


Special Deal

  • "The special deals are cheaper than tha normal ones, but ya gotta give me the exact things I'm lookin' for."
  • "These're my special deals. Gimme the stuff I'm looking for and I'll give ya a better item in exchange."
  • "I'm lookin' for some particular things right now. If ya can give 'em to me, I'll give ya a new one of higher quality."

Some Special Items Placed

  • "I just need tha rest of the items on tha list. Bang 'em on in tha machine an' it'll spit out a higher quality item for ya."
  • "Ya got the rest of tha stuff I'm lookin' for? If not, come back in a few days an' there might be a new deal."

Examining Special Deals List

  • "Take a look at tha list. Get me all tha things on it and I'll give ya a better item."
  • "Ya got tha items on tha list? Stick 'em in there and ya'll get a better item out 'o tha machine."
  • "If ya give me tha items on tha list, I'll give ya a higher quality item in exchange."

Greeting (Forge version)

  • "Greetings, mortal. Have you brought chests? I'll be happy to reveal your gifts, if so."
  • "Greetings, mortal. I sense a chest in your possession! Please, be my guest."
  • "Greetings, mortal. Come to receive gifts from the Shadow realm? You need only open your chests."

Greeting (no items, Forge version)

  • "Greetings, mortal. No chests today? A shame."
  • "Greetings, mortal. Chests to find their way to you on your travels. I'll be here, until then."
  • "Greetings, mortal. I sense you have no chests. You have been adventuring, yes?"

Idle (Forge version, Shadow Trader)

  • "[The shadow murmurs something, but you cannot comprehend the words.]"
  • "Be at ease, mortal. We exist outside time, here."
  • "[Chortle] Have you met her yet?"
  • "I'll admit, I've always found Chesters endearing."
  • "It seems you've a few admirers lurking in the shadows."
  • "Do you ever tire of that ratty old mortal body?"
  • "You're a long way from home are you not, little mortal?"
  • "Your realm is a bit frazzled around the edges, hm?"
  • "Tell me, have you traveled through the Gateway yet?"
  • "[Chortle] You mortals have been quite enamored with the throne, haven't you?"
  • "[Sigh] Immortality is such a burden."
  • "Fear the dark, little mortal."
  • "You must recount your corporeal stories to me some time, mortal."

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The Skin Collector's texture files include a hand holding a cigar, similar to the one used by NPC Maxwell.
  • The Skin Collector may have had a cinematic planned for him at one point.[1]
  • The developers originally were going to change the Skin Collector for the The Forge event, but decided otherwise. Leftover strings can be still found in the game files (See Unimplemented section above).
  • According to DST writer Kris in Rhymes With Play #228, the Skin Collector's favorite color is periwinkle blue.

Blueprint Gallery Edit

Gramophone SoundsEdit

The Skin Collector's voice.
Inn Keeper Voice

References Edit

  1. JoeW on the Forums: "He has a story. Rumor is that he even at one point had a short cinematic. (He actually does say some things about himself from time to time, gives a little bit of information about himself)"
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