An interesting discussion came up during our Pathfinder game the other night. Is cooking a craft skill or a profession skill?

Now our gaming group has a mix of pros from different fields in it – insurance, graphic design, web producer, and the one that made this talk most fruitful – a chef.  After much discussion it was decided that for our game the logic is as follows:

  • Craft: Cooking – denotes skill at cooking on a small scale such as in the home.
  • Profession: Cook – denotes one skill at and used to cooking for large numbers of people, such as in a tavern setting.
It’s a minor distinction, and one that most gamers would not bother with,  but our games already have more skills available than usual so it fits right in. Its also one of those rulings made during a vibrant and interesting discussion, and those are the most memorable one.