Boneworking! What is it good for?!?!?!


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No really what's it for? It know it's a craft skill and I've been told it's for Necromancers to craft the undead they want to create.

Say you wanted to make a Skeletal panther but lacked a dead panther. But you just so happen to have a lot of chicken bones and a lot of points in boneworking. AbraKraNecro- you've got a skeletal panther.

I've never bought into this in the past because I've never seen rules for this craft skill anywhere and I've only heard the above information one time from one person.

I would love to know what this skill is actually used for and if possible a reference to what book it shows up in.

Oh and before anyone else wastes the time looking it up: No, shockingly this is not the skill required to craft a Bone golem. Go figure.


Where is this written as an option?


To my knowledge and to the extent of my google-fu, boneworking is not something ever used as a skill in PF. If your group or GM has made house rules which use it you'll have to ask them how they work as I can't tell you.


So basically we can drop the "good for" from the title


Ezzard wrote:
I've never bought into this in the past because I've never seen rules for this craft skill anywhere and I've only heard the above information one time from one person.
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The most common Craft skills are alchemy, armor, baskets, books, bows, calligraphy, carpentry, cloth, clothing, glass, jewelry, leather, locks, paintings, pottery, sculptures, ships, shoes, stonemasonry, traps, and weapons.

My guess would be that this player, seeing that there was no fixed list of what you could learn to craft, invented a new craft skill and persuaded his GM that he could use it to substitute for necromancy components.


Crafting bone weapons and armor? But yea where did you find this? First I hear of it.


uh. yeah i don't think its astandard craft skill.
Sounds custom..

In that case I assume
Necromancy related stuff.
Bone armour
Bone weapons
Probably could be used in conjuction with heal for setting bones.
Maybe bone meal for bread if you wanna go weird.


avr wrote:
To my knowledge and to the extent of my google-fu, boneworking is not something ever used as a skill in PF. If your group or GM has made house rules which use it you'll have to ask them how they work as I can't tell you.

I'd love to know. It shows up in Hero Lab. I can't recall the book it came from.


I don't think it did come from a Pathfinder book, at least not one made by Paizo, Dreamscarred Press or Drop Dead Studios. HeroLab might have added it themselves, possibly after playing Dwarf Fortress (where it gets used for practice/hunting crossbow bolts).


My search-fu only came up with homebrew: Arch Necromancer: The Darkest Art. This listed boneworking as a Craft(X) possibility.

/cevah

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