Farid: Alright! Finally got myself the Hunting skill. Time to catch some delicious meat!
Tash: Ok, you find fresh deer tracks on the forest floor.
In the game, Farid’s character holds out a bow.
Farid: I roll Hunting to track them!
Emma: Actually, the book says you need the Tracking skill to follow tracks.
Farid: Really? Darnit.
Tash: Well, without the right skill it takes you a while to find anything…
Much later in the game, Farid and Emma come across a deer. Farid prepares to knock an arrow.
Farid: Finally! Now I just have to roll Hunting to shoot it.
Emma: Sorry, you need the Bow skill to shoot a bow.
Out of game, Farid is frustrated.
Farid: Are you kidding me? What is Hunting even for?
In the game, his character stomps off in a huff, throwing his bow on the ground.
Farid: Forget it, I’m going back to town.
Emma: You’ll need the Orienteering skill for that!
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Comments on Hunting for a Useful Skill
What /IS/ the Hunting skill even for?
I’m honestly not sure.
Maybe the Hunting skill is for skinning the deer and stuff like that?
“You’ve succeeded with your Hunting roll, you now have: One set of antlers, 20 pounds of venison, and enough buckskin to make a simple pair of pants.”
Well Butchery is its own skill but I haven’t been able to find a Skinning skill yet so we’ll go with that.