I'm trying to understand D&D a bit before taking part in a forum based game.
A turn lasts 6 seconds for each player right? Or is it 6 seconds total and everyone acts in the same time? (Which sounds strange to me.)
If my rather charismatic bard rolls 1d20+8 for a gather information check, it takes 1d4+1 HOURS to complete. So does that mean I can't do anything else for christ knows how many turns?! Surely by that time the party would have moved on!
I'm so fuseconned!
Edit: The forum system is RPOL.net, I assume from the games I have seen, it plays exactly as if table top, except that you just post...whenever. The question is essentially about the core mechanics and not specific to the forum based platform :)