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If there is no time pressure, rerolling is probably OK. The penalty for failure in this case is that you spend extra time doing it. The more important question is "Was the roll even necessary?" This actually brings us back to one of the key points in the advice for DM in the game manual. It looks like a throw away line, but it's a good guide for when to ...


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An Intelligence check is appropriate for this task. According to page 178 of the PHB, an Intelligence check can be used for a number of things, including: Estimate the value of a precious item As far as what skill can be used on this check, or whether a skill can be used at all, I leave it up to my players to suggest a skill that might apply and ...


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Rules for group checks in DnD 5e can be found on page 59 of the player's basic rules or page 175 of the PHB and are as follows: To make a group ability check, everyone in the group makes the ability check. If at least half the group succeeds, the whole group succeeds. Otherwise, the group fails.


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There are a lot of modifiers to Track checks. The RAW way to hide your tracks is not just to use the 'hide your tracks' modifier but to make use of as many positive modifiers and as few negative modifiers as you can. There is, unfortunately, no rule for making opposed survival checks like you are talking about. Pass Without Trace is a first level spell ...


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If success is certain through multiple ability checks, then just let it be rolled once...On a success, they character or characters get through the crack quickly, on a failure it takes a bit longer, they get stuck..on a critical failure something gets broken while unjamming/pushing/pulling/forcing the character through.


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When your quoted source says they're doing "the same thing" to lock a lock as to unlock it, they mean it's exactly the same thing. Literally the only thing that changes is the direction you push on the "wrench" (one of the picks), which is clockwise in one case and counterclockwise in the other, but is likewise reversed if you go to another lock that's ...



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