Tool

Forked Stick

TYPE: Tool

DESCRIPTION:
While one of the simplest tools, it is also one of the most versatile. It can be used as a weapon, holding a snake in place to cut off its head. Two of them are needed to make a cooking spit. And as a building material, it makes for much stronger connections. And all you need is to find a stick that branches at an angle and break or cut it down near the joint.

COST: 20 LP

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Sharpened Stick

KIND OF: Spear
TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Weapon
CATEGORY: Stabbing

BREAKS INTO: Broken Stick

DESCRIPTION:
The simplest kind of weapon to make, just whittle down one end of a small branch to a sharp point. If the branch is not smooth, taking a little extra time to smooth down where you hold it will improve its efficacy.

COST: 10 LP

Spear

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Weapon
CATEGORY: Stabbing

DESCRIPTION:
One of the simplest weapons available. It has the advantage of being able to reach further than a knife, and being easier to craft than a knife, is not as much a loss if broken during combat or a hunt.

COST: 0 LP

Trigger Stick

TYPE: Tools
SUBTYPE: Traps

DESCRIPTION:
This holds up deadfall types of traps. It easily comes apart by small tug from a string. It is made by making two cuts halfway through a stick, about an inch apart, and then fitting the stick back together.

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Shadow Stick

DESCRIPTION:
Used to find direction; a tall stick is planted in the ground, and a small stick marks the end of its shadow. At least half an hour later, another small stick marks the new end of the shadow. The tall stick is placed along both sticks and roughly marks the east-west line, with the first stick being west.

Wood Baton

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Striking

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Branch

BREAKS INTO: Wood Scraps

DESCRIPTION:
One of the simplest tools there is, this is simply a piece of wood used to pound things. Its additional length gives you more leverage, and the force of the blow is distributed more evenly along your hand. How well it works depends on how well it fits in your hand on one end and how solidly it connects on the other. Its durability depends on the inherent solidity of the wood and how much it has decayed.

COST:10 LP

Handaxe

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE; Hand Tools
CATEGORY: Cutting
SUBCATEGORY: Chipped Stone

DESCRIPTION:
One of the oldest cutting tools, it does require skill to create one from raw material. Gripped in the palm like a Hammerstone, it has been chipped away on both sides to form a sharp point.

REFERENCE:
https://www.thoughtco.com/acheulean-handaxe-first-tool-171238

COST: 50 LP

Crude Fire Spindle

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Fire Starting
SUBCATEGORY: Friction

BREAKS INTO; Wood Scraps

DESCRIPTION:
This is just a straight stick free from branches about as long as your forearm. How well it works depends on what it is made of and how dry it is. It can be improved upon by Whittling the top to a point, smoothing the sides, and especially rounding off the bottom to yield a Carved Fire Spindle.

COST: 20 LP

Whetstone

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Tool Making

BREAKS INTO: Broken Rock

DESCRIPTION:
Another found tool, not as simple as some others. It needs to be durable and abrasive yet preferably fine grained, with a smooth, preferably flat, side. It should either be small enough to fit in the off hand or large enough that it will not move when pushed against.

COST: 20 LP

Digging Stick

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Environment Modification

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Stick
TOOLS REQUIRED: None

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