Sam works in the Cattle District, west of The Shades, in Ankh-Morpork. He is the owner of the sausage shop found on the north end of Long Hogmeat Street.
Sam Slager looks like the archetypal butcher. He is large, almost to the point of rotundness, but not quite, and able to break into a sweat even on a chilly day. Though quite muscular due to years of working with large animal carcasses, Sam has plenty of brains yet his temperament can get away with him on occasion.
Sam offers a variety of sausage-making jobs, resulting in both money and experience. To see what is available, "read" the order board, then "apply for <order>" to start the job. At that point, a time limit is provided, along with a slip of paper to provide a reminder of how many sausages and what type. Also provided is an icebox to keep the meat fresh as it is acquired. When the sausages are complete, be sure to "give" the product to Sam (do not "sell").
Any type of animal present on the Disc could be requested for sausage, from the mundane (cat/dog) to exotic (tiger/panda/shark). Once experience is gained making regular sausages, one can apply to make flavoured (spiced) variations.
You can do some of the easier jobs with ~100 bonus in crafts.culinary.butchering, perhaps even a bit less if you're willing to put up with lots of failures. The smaller the bit that you're trying to debone on the table, the higher your chance of success, so if you're starting out with a relatively low bonus, stick to deboning things like eyes, fingers, etc at first. Definitely don't try to debone entire corpses.
So long as you stick to unflavoured sausages, butchering is all you need. However, if you get into flavoured sausages, crafts.culinary.cooking is also checked when mixing the flavour in with the raw meat. According to the sagacious and omniscient minds of (One), "a bonus of 200 in cooking is enough for the hardest meats."
Once in the backroom, the relevant commands are as follows (note that bits such as eyes, feet, etc. can replace the entire corpse if you're not confident in your crafts.culinary.butchering bonus):
Put <corpse> on workbench Debone <corpse> on workbench (crafts.culinary.butchering check) Grind <wads> in grinder If using spices: Mix <wad> with <spice> in mixing bowl (crafts.culinary.cooking check) Extrude <meats> from extruder
Butchering larger objects (e.g. entire corpses) seems to require a higher cr.cu.bu bonus. You can get around this by cutting bits and pieces from a corpse (with "get <bit> from corpse, such as 'get heart from corpse', 'get spleen from corpse', etc.) and putting those on the workbench instead. You'll need a knife or a dagger.
The following corresponds to experience and money:
There is a cool-down time - if you apply to fill orders too quickly, you will receive less experience and money for those orders. The cooldown for diminishing returns is separate between regular and flavoured sausages and lasts 1 hour.
Note that Sam will buy any and all player-made sausages. Therefore, if there are any sausages left over from the sausage-making job, this is a way to make a few extra dollars.
Order Board (See also the Discworld Bestiary)
|Sam's Tips||Other Advice|
|Alligator||100||$40.00||$55.00||... in Genua.|
|Antelope||100||$30.20||$45.00||... in the Klatchian savannas.|
|Badger||25||$25.00||Double check||... in the nearby cabbage fields.|
|Basilisk||150||$45.00||?||I wouldn't risk my life looking for those!|
|Bear||100||$40.10||Double check||... in the nearby mountains.|
|Beast||75||$60.50||?||I have heard rumours that this beast roams wild in our very own city.|
|Blowfish||25||$40.00||$55.00||... underwater on the Counterweight Continent.|
|Chicken||25||$20.20||?||... in Lancre Town.|
|Chimera||150||?||$62.00||I wouldn't risk my life looking for those!|
|Cow||75||$25.00||$42.00||... in Ephebe.|
|Crocodile||100||$32.00||?||... on the banks of the River Djel.|
|Deer||75||Double check||$55.00||... in Skund Forest.|
|Donkey||75||$35.00||$50.00||... in Ephebe.|
|Dragon||50||$35.00||$50.00||... in the nearby mountains.|
|Eagle||50||$35.00||$55.00||... in the nearby mountains.|
|Elephant||150||$50.00||$65.00||... in the Klatchian savannas.|
|Fox||50||$31.00||$45.00||... in the forests of the Ramtops.|
|Giant catfish||100||$40.02||$60.50||... in the Ankh.|
|Giraffe||75||Double check||$65.00||... in the Klatchian savannas.|
|Goat||75||$30.00||$45.00||... in Ephebe.|
|Grflx||100||?||$45.00||... in a particular cave in Skund Forest.|
|Hare||15||$25.00||Double check||... in the nearby mountains.|
|Heron||10||$30.00||$45.00||... in the Klatchian swamps.|
|Hippo||150||$50.00||$65.00||... on the banks of the River Djel.|
|Horse||75||$35.00||$55.00||... in the nearby cabbage fields.|
|Hyena||75||$40.00||$55.00||... in the Klatchian plains.|
|Ibis||25||$25.00||$41.00||... in Djelibeybi.|
|Jellyfish||10||$30.00||$45.00||... in the ocean.|
|Leopard||75||$50.00||$65.00||... in the Klatchian jungles.|
|Lion||75||$40.00||$55.00||... in the Klatchian deserts.|
|Lobster||10||$32.00||$50.00||... in the ocean.|
|Mixed||200||$25.00||$45.00||Mixed sausages are made from mixing any two kinds of meat together.|
|Mollusc||25||$33.00||?||... underwater on the Counterweight Continent.|
|Monkey||25||$35.00||?||... in the Klatchian jungles.|
|Moose||75||$40.00||?||... in the forests of the Ramtops.|
|Mouse||10||$22.00||$40.00||... in Genua.|
|Octopus||25||$30.00||$45.00||... in a particular cave in Skund Forest.|
|Owl||15||$25.00||$41.00||... in the nearby forests.|
|Panda||100||$35.00||?||... somewhere in Bes Pelargic.|
|Penguin||25||$45.00||$65.00||...in the ice lands near the Ramtops.|
|Pig||100||$30.20||$45.00||... somewhere in Bes Pelargic.|
|Rabbit||15||$25.00||$41.00||... in the nearby cabbage fields.|
|Raptor||25||$25.00||$45.00||... in Skund Forest.|
|Rat||10||Double check||$35.00||Those are found everywhere|
|Shark||100||$45.00||$65.00||... in the ocean.|
|Sheep||75||$25.00||$41.00||... in Razorback.|
|Snake||25||$25.00||?||... in Djelibeybi.|
|Squid||50||$52.00||$73.00||... in the ocean.|
|Squirrel||10||$25.00||$41.00||... in the nearby forests.|
|Tharga||100||$35.00||$55.00||... in Skund Forest.|
|Tiger||75||$52.00||$72.00||... in the rainforests.|
|Tortoise||25||$30.00||Double check||... in the Klatchian deserts.|
|Turkey||50||$32.00||$50.00||... in the forests of the Ramtops.|
|Tyrannosaur||150||$120.00||$150.00||I wouldn't risk my life looking for those!|
|Vulture||25||$31.00||$45.00||... in the Klatchian savannas.|
|Whale||150||$50.00||$65.00||... in the ocean.|
|Wolf||75||$35.00||$52.00||... in the forests of the Ramtops.||Also found in abundance in the Skund Forest near Hillshire and the Wolf Trails west-southwest of Pekan Ford.|
|Zebra||75||?||$45.00||... in the Klatchian savannas.|
Known Spices Used
- Note: Items marked 'Double check' are listed in the research tab but have not been otherwise confirmed as matching what is listed on the board. I have seen several discrepancies on the prices listed in the research with the board listings. I don't know if there were changes after the researchers did their tests but I have not noticed the board changing prices. It seems completely consistent. The items marked with '?', I have not seen on the board but assume they will show up. I am still checking the shop regularly to fill in the missing listings. Emily (talk) 17:37, 18 December 2017 (EST)