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").
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. The page on corpse parts may be beneficial to the burgeoning butcher.
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. A bonus of 200 is about the lowest you could probably succeed with; at a bonus of 197 there were no successes at all; with a bonus of 220 successes became occasional.
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 <bit/corpse> on workbench - this step is optional - you can also debone bits that are in your inventory Debone <bit/corpse> on workbench (crafts.culinary.butchering check - syntax is the same whether the bit is on the bench or in your inventory) 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 deboning those on the workbench instead. You'll need to be holding a knife or a dagger to get body parts from a corpse.
Experience and Money
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.
|Sam's Tips||Other Advice|
|Alligator||100||$40.00||$55.00||... in Genua.||Also found in dense marshlands.|
|Antelope||100||$30.20||$45.00||... in the Klatchian savannas.||Gazelles count as antelopes!|
|Badger||25||$25.00||Double check||... in the nearby cabbage fields.||There is one badger found in Bad Ass in Granny's privy.|
|Basilisk||150||$45.00||$62.00||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||$22.00||?||... in Lancre Town.||Note that the Lancre chickens like to carry things. They can also be found in Bleak Prospect (need to confirm usable) and Klatchian jungles.|
|Chimera||150||?||$62.00||I wouldn't risk my life looking for those!|
|Cow||75||$25.00||$42.00||... in Bleak Prospect.||Check the stables in Bleak Prospect or the pregnant cow in Nowhere. *original Sam note here said Ephebe - might be there as well*|
|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||25||$25.00||$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||$22.00||$45.00||... in the forests of the Ramtops.|
|Giant catfish||100||$40.02||$72.00||... in the Ankh.|
|Giraffe||75||Double check||$65.00||... in the Klatchian savannas.|
|Goat||75||$30.00||$45.00||... in Ephebe.||There are three in Granny's lean-to in Bad Ass.|
|Grflx||100||$35.00||$45.00||... in a particular cave in Skund Forest.|
|Hare||15||$25.00||Double check||... in the nearby mountains.|
|Heron||10||$15.00||$45.00||... in the Klatchian swamps.||Also found on Tora Lake.|
|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.||Also found in the waters of Brown Islands|
|Leopard||75||$50.00||$65.00||... in the Klatchian jungles.|
|Lion||75||$40.00||$55.00||... in the Klatchian deserts.||Also found in the Klatchian savannas.|
|Lobster||10||$32.00||$50.00||... in the ocean.||Also found in Tuna Bay.|
|Mixed||200||$25.00||$45.00||Mixed sausages are made from mixing any two kinds of meat together.|
|Mollusc||25||$35.00||?||... underwater on the Counterweight Continent.||Oysters in Tang Bay or giant squids in oceans near Ephebe (to be confirmed).|
|Monkey||25||$35.00||$40.00||... in Genua.||Also found in Klatchian jungles.|
|Moose||75||$25.00||?||... in the forests of the Ramtops.|
|Mouse||10||$22.00||$40.00||... in Genua.||Also, field mice on plains. Can also be found in Bleak Prospect (need to confirm usable).|
|Octopus||25||$30.00||$40.00||... in a particular cave in Skund Forest.|
|Owl||15||$25.00||$41.00||... in the nearby forests.||There is one in Granny's lean-to in Bad Ass.|
|Panda||100||$35.00||?||... somewhere in Bes Pelargic.|
|Penguin||25||$45.00||$65.00||...in the ice lands near the Ramtops.||Also, the grumbling penguin in Ephebe.|
|Pig||100||$30.20||$45.00||... somewhere in Bes Pelargic.||They would be called sows or hogs in BP. Also found in Ramtop forests.|
|Rabbit||15||$25.00||$41.00||... in the nearby cabbage fields.||Also found in Morpork Mountains.|
|Raptor||25||$25.00||$45.00||... in Skund Forest.||Red meadowhawks (in cabbage fields) count as raptors.|
|Rat||10||Double check||$35.00||Those are found everywhere!||There are large evil looking rats under the AM docks (and in the Pepper Pot) that yield more sausages than the normal ones. There was a corpse that made 63 sausages.|
|Shark||100||$45.00||$72.00||... in the ocean.|
|Sheep||75||$25.00||$41.00||... in Razorback.||Or in Sheepridge.|
|Snake||25||$25.00||?||... in Djelibeybi.||Found in various other places (Klatchian roads, Klatchian swamps, Klatchian rainforests...)|
|Squid||50||$52.00||$73.00||... in the ocean.|
|Squirrel||10||$25.00||$41.00||... in the nearby forests.||Or check out the trail leading to the grflx caves.|
|Tharga||100||$35.00||$55.00||... in Skund Forest.||Reportedly more numerous in the Ramtops mountain plains and "the frozen moorlands around the Barbarian summer camp".|
|Tiger||75||$52.00||$72.00||... in the rainforests.|
|Tortoise||25||$30.00||Double check||... in the Klatchian deserts.||Or on melon farms around Djelibeybi.|
|Turkey||50||$32.00||$50.00||... in the forests of the Ramtops.||Or in dense marshlands.|
|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.||Or on Klatchian roads.|
|Whale||150||$50.00||$65.00||... in the ocean.|
|Wolf||75||$35.00||$52.00||... in the forests of the Ramtops.||Grass wolves are not wolves. 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.|
- 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)
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