Primitive or Simple Crafting represents the work of any untrained or unskilled person who crafts weapons, armor, tools, or other equipment that lack complex manufacturing techniques. They are often made from readily available materials or naturally occurring components and do not require secondary skills.
All primitive and simple crafting is considered to be Rank 0.
Primitive Weapons do not require any kind of weapon proficiency to wield, however they also cannot benefit from a Weapon Specialization. They are constructed from naturally occurring, typically unrefined materials. As such they are considerably cheaper than more sophisticated weapons, and do not require a Secondary Skill to produce. However due to their primitive nature they cannot have advanced craftings or enchants bestowed upon them. They also tend to be somewhat fragile and even awkward to wield at times, therefore any primitive weapon critical miss chance is doubled and results in the weapon shattering or breaking anytime a critical miss occurs. This renders the weapon non-functional until it can be repaired.
Simple Weapons do not require any kind of Weapon Proficiency to wield in combat, however they also cannot benefit from a Weapon Specialization. Simple weapons are often not weapons at all, but rather common manufactured goods or tools that can be used as a weapon in a pinch. Other times they are just weapons that lack any complex design or manufacturing techniques. Regardless, they are generally cheaper to manufacture than true weapons, and typically do not require a Secondary Skill to produce. Simple weapons are not built for prolonged combat use, and therefore do not stand up well to the task. Therefore any critical miss with a simple weapon results in the weapon shattering or breaking. This renders the weapon non-functional until it can be repaired.
Primitive or Simple Armor
Primitive and Simple Armor is typically made from naturally occurring materials that can easily be scavenged or harvested, such as bone or tree bark. If struck by a critical hit it immediately breaks or shatters.
These types of armor are sometimes found on primitive creatures or are improvised armor pieces used in an emergency. Player characters do not typically have access to Primitive or Simple Armor, though this may be added as a future feature.