Tracking is the mundane skill of being able to follow another person by reading trail signs such as boot prints, broken twigs, bits of clothe, etc. Basic tracking allows for very limited success under very limited conditions but with each additional level of tracking purchased increases the circumstances where tracking can be successful. Your base tracking ability is equal to your level in tracking ( ie tracking level 1 allows you to follow green trails). Multiple trackers may always pull their collective knowledge to follow a trail that would be individually impossible to follow. A tracking party can be no more than seven people in total. Sequential tags will always indicate so at the front of the tag. Event Tags may be indicated on the front of the tag or in the envelope.
Tracking Markers are marks of cloth through the woods that allow a Tracker to note someone passed through here. Advanced tracking notes may be attached to some markers if you can follow the trail you can also read any notes on the front of the card. If the combined tracking score with applicable lores is greater than the tracking difficulty number on the front of the card you may open the envelope and share the knowledge on the back of the card with your group. If you cannot resolve the tracking difficulty of the tag by matching the skill requirement, you can still resolve it blindly. Applicable lores increase the tracking score by 1. Your Tier is your base tracking score.
- Green: Basic Trails can be followed by anyone with Tracking.
- Yellow: Difficult Trails can be followed by an Intermediate Tracker or 3 Basic Trackers.
- Red: Very little trail markings left, requires a Master Tracker, or 3 Intermediate Trackers or 1 Intermediate Tracker and 6 Basic Trackers.
Any color cloth may be used with an additional number to show the difficulty of special trails.
EXAMPLE Tracking Tag :
Tag Color:Yellow Tag
Tag Front: Tag#: IVD Tracker Difficulty: 6 Lores: Medium Forest, Fresh Tracks, Animal Tracking *Part 4 of 4. EVENT* If you can resolve the tracker difficulty with your group, then open up this envelope. Remember lores add to your tracker level. If not turn this tag in immediately to Monster Town with whatever group is with you.
Tag Description: “Light flashes again and you see a silhouette it appears to be quadrupedal, are those..scales?” *EVENT* Take this tag immediately to Monster town to resolve with your current party.