Boating and Sailing

Avast, ye landlubbers!

There’s a good deal of water on Talania. Perhaps a few of you LightRaiders ought to know how to get around on it. Try these additional rules on for size. They are used for piloting watercraft on most natural bodies of water, ie. ponds, lakes, rivers, swamps, canals, bays, inlets, sounds, and the high seas.

Boating (BOT) = (AG + PA + PE) / 3

BOATING (BOT) is the ability to pilot small water craft on inland bodies of water. This includes streams, ponds, rivers, lakes, and canals. Boating can also be used for small sailing craft.

Modifiers: Darkness; +1 Difficulty Level, Adverse weather; +1 Difficulty Level

Boating Difficulty Levels

1 Navigate canal; pond or stream with none to light winds

2 Navigate pond or stream with moderate winds; small river or small lake with none to light winds

3 Navigate canal lock; pond or stream with high winds; small lake or small river with moderate winds; medium lake or medium river with none to light winds; a rocky river

4 Navigate pond with storm winds; small lake with high winds; medium lake with moderate winds; large lake with none to light winds; small river with high winds or medium river with moderate winds; very easy rapids

5 Navigate canal lock with flooding; pond with hurricane winds; small lake or small river with storm winds; medium lake or medium river with high winds; large lake with moderate winds; great lake or large river with none to light winds; easy rapids

6 Navigate small lake or small river in hurricane winds; medium lake or medium river in storm winds; large lake with high winds; great lake or large river in medium winds; moderate rapids

7 Navigate medium lake in hurricane winds; large lake in storm winds; great lake or large river in high winds; medium river in hurricane winds; difficult rapids

8 Navigate large lake with tornado winds; great lake or large river in storm winds; very difficult rapids; 5 foot waterfall

9 Navigate large lake with hurricane winds; great lake or large river in tornado winds; 10 foot waterfall

10 Navigate great lake or large river in hurricane winds; 15+ foot waterfall

Sailing (SA)=(AG +PA+PE+KN+VIS)/5 – aka Seamanship

Sailing (SA) is the ability to pilot medium to large ships on bays, inlets, sounds, and the high seas.

Difficulty Levels of Weather

1 Calm sea and light winds

2 Calm sea and moderate winds

3 Choppy sea and moderate winds; reefs

4 Choppy sea and high winds; icebergs

5 Storm waves and moderate winds

6 Storm waves and high winds

7 Whirlpool; Doldrums

8 Thunder storm

9 Tidal wave; Gale

10 Tornado; Hurricane