So in the BWG skill list there is an example obstacle for Ob 5: “Shrug off a +1 Ob penalty”. Does anyone know, what +1 Ob penalty is it referring to?
I thought of the +1 Ob from Superficial Wounds which you can shrug off for a scene with an Ob 2 Health test. If that’s the penalty meant here, what’s the difference? Is it just the option to use a skill instead of Health? How much time does it take? Survival is Forestry type and thus is supposed to take anywhere from minutes to days. Does it also last only for the scene?
If it isn’t the Superficial Wound penalty, what is it then? Are PCs supposed to accumulate a +X Ob penalty from spending long time in the wilderness without adequate camp and supplies?
P.S. How are you supposed to handle slow, grinding attrition due to long adventures in the wild? Throw +1 Ob penalties around? Just be creative and break their stuff at random, give them some improvised plagues? Tax their Forte and Health?