A Hunter's Tale was developed to convey concepts of risk and mitigation. The game places emphasis that a hunt is not just about the battle; successful planning is as important as the execution itself.

The hunter hunts dangerous, exotic creatures for a living, and spends time preparing for his expeditions. Analysing creatures and their habitats, training and purchasing equipment from Guilds, and engaging in a turn-based battle against the selected prey, they player optimizes his strategies to accumulate as much gold as possible.