Catch that fish!

I have never fished, all the knowledge I have about it comes from movies and a wikihow guide I just read.

So why am I posting this mini-game? Because a challenge has been issued in a group I participate in: pay the Joeski Tax using this chart. And I rolled 67 (“Fishing minigame!”). And so I couldn’t shirk my responsibilities.

But it’s not as if you necessarily have to use this gimmick….

Fishing Mini-Game

Fishiness - Roll 2d6

2-3: dead waters -> don’t even try, move on the next pond
4-5: poor -> DM -2
6-8: normal -> DM 0
9-10: abundant -> DM 1
11-12: rich -> DM 2

Tools - Roll 1d6

1-2: hands -> DM -1
3-4: fishing net -> DM 0
5-6: fishing rod -> DM +1

Bait effectiveness - Roll 1d6

1-2: bad -> DM -2
3-6: good -> DM 0

Fish Size & Strength - Roll 2d6

2-3: Tiny -> TN 7
4-5: Small -> TN 9
6-8: Medium -> TN 11
9-10: Big -> TN 13
11-12 Huge -> TN 15

How to fish

  1. Determine all the factors in dis/advantage rolling on each table.
  2. Roll a 3d6 and apply any relevant Dice Modifier (DM). If result is equal or greater than Target Number (TN), you catch the fish.