We have a similar thread in Fanfic Extras, but that thread mostly deals with fanfic-related questions (or questions about canon for a fanfic, etc.). This thread is meant to be for asking all the other questions that don't need their own thread to get an answer to. I'm personally thinking about it in terms of getting a question answered because you're writing some original fiction and need a hand, but it applies to other things as well. ______________________________________________________________ Here's my question: What are some professions/hobbies/abilities or whatever that (1) are skill based (no luck), (2) create something tangible, and (3) is not painting (edit: I'd like it to have a practical use beyond beauty)? The only one I can come up with is Forger/Forgery. Your success is skill based, you create something (a copy of whatever you're forging), and it's not just creating art. 'Magical' concepts are alright too, if they are widely known (I suppose voodoo doll creation could count?), but I am mostly looking for more mundane ideas.