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Tracking & Foraging in D&D fantasy worlds.
D&D Core Info

Tracking & Foraging

Tracking and foraging are survival skills, and requires a Wisdom (Survival) check with a degree of difficulty based on the circumstance, show in the DC tables below.

Foraging - Food & Water

Food & Water Availability Survival DC
Abundant food and water Survival DC:  10
Limited food and water sources Survival DC:  15
Very little, if any, food and water sources Survival DC:  20

Foraging - Ingredients

Method of Search Survival DC
Dedicated search without traveling Survival DC:  10
Traveling at a slow or stealthy pace Survival DC:  15
Traveling at a normal pace Survival DC:  18
Travel at a fast pace Survival DC:  21

Tracking

Ground Surface Survival DC
Soft surface such as snow or sand Survival DC:  10
Dirt or grass Survival DC:  15
Bare stone Survival DC:  20
Each day since the creature passed Survival DC:  +5
Creature left a trail such as blood Survival DC:  -5


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