You try to provide food and shelter for yourself, and possibly others as well.
The GM determines the DC based on the nature of the place where you’re trying to Subsist. You might need a minimum proficiency rank to Subsist in particularly strange environments.
Unlike most downtime activities, you can Subsist after 8 hours or less of exploration, but if you do, you take a –5 penalty.
Degrees of Performance
- Critical Success You either provide a subsistence living for yourself and one additional creature, or you improve your own food and shelter, granting yourself a comfortable living.
- Success You find enough food and shelter with basic protection from the elements to provide you a subsistence living.
- FailureYou’re exposed to the elements and don’t get enough food, becoming fatigued until you attain sufficient food and shelter.
- Critical Failure You attract trouble, eat something you shouldn’t, or otherwise worsen your situation. You take a –2 circumstance penalty to checks to Subsist for 1 week. You don’t find any food at all; if you don’t have any stored up, you’re in danger of starving or dying of thirst if you continue failing.