This practice is a last resort commonly used in harsh environmental circumstances for survival purposes, which often carry negative side effects that penalize colonist moods. Only use as a last resort unless you have a colony full of cannibals. Pawns can distinguish the meat source but dont bother much about the leader source. After butchering, about 85 human meat and 47 human leather is dropped (depending on the size of the corpse and on Butchery Efficiency). If the goal is to get rid of the bodies, it is still better to bury or burn them. Colonists find human butchering abhorrent, and will get negative thoughts if:
A butcher table is a production bench for butchering non-rotten creatures into raw meat and leather. Colonists assigned to cooking will butcher creatures as part of their duties but still giving priority to cooking first. The Butcher Creature bill defaults to include all animals and exclude humanoids, but can be configured. The bill configuration can also restrict ingredients by hit points by adjusting the minimum and maximum sliders. A better version of the butcher spot. The Skill associated with it is Cooking
What do I need to Butcher?
Before you can butcher animals you will need to build a Butcher Table. To do this, open up the architect menu on the bottom left hand of the Rimworld game screen. Select the Production tab. When you left-click on the butcher table you may see that you can make if out of different materials. A steel table will obviously be less flammable than a wooden one, but if you don’t have the steel to spare then a Wooden Butcher Table will be just fine.
You can place the butcher table wherever you want on the map. Be aware that if you choose to place the butcher table outside, or in temperature conditions that are not ideal, there will be a work speed penalty enforced. Putting the table outside will change the work speed factor to 90% (meaning it will be 10% slower than a table that is inside.)
Be aware that butchering animals causes a lot of filth on the ground. Putting the butcher table inside the kitchen area will cause your colonists to make foods that will make people sick very often. If you are going to put the butcher table inside somewhere, it is advised to build a small separate room just for butchering.
After selecting a type of table you can left click the map to place it. You can see a transparent chair icon next to the butcher table. You may build a chair in front of the table for your colonists that will improve their work efficiency and raise their mood a bit when working at the station.
You can have a colonist prioritize building the table by selecting a colonist that is assigned to construction and right-clicking the building project.
Butchering a human inflicts a non-stacking 6-day −6 mood penalty for all colonists, prisoners, and slaves , as well an additional 6-day −6 for the butcher. The good news is that the colony-wide penalty only stacks once, but the penalty for the butcher can stack 10(!) times with a 0.75 stacking multiplier. Pawns with any of the Psychopath, Bloodlust, or Cannibal traits ignore both penalties, so if you are going this direction it would pay to train one as a back-up cook to get the most out of each corpse.
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