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The Rogue proficiency bonus doubling only applies to active checks, not passives His passive should not be receiving the benefits of his class feature. An ability check tests a character’s or monster’s innate talent and training in an effort to overcome a challenge. The DM calls for an ability check when a character or monster attempts an action ...


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Make sure you understand the rules for stealth -- for example see How does Stealth work with Sneak Attack? . In particular, just because the enemy "knows where you are" does not prevent your ninja from stealthing. If I'm reading the rules correctly, the ninja could hide behind some other character and then pop out and make a sneak attack. (Because you can ...


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Quite simply, you need to give your stealthy character things to do that aren't simply "sneak on ahead of the party and backstab someone to open the combat round." Basically, you need to offer bonus goals for the ninja to accomplish that piggyback on top of the rest of the team's tendency to stomp their way through encounters. Do you have a big fight ...


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Telling if someone is doing something physically is a Perception check. Telling if they are doing something socially is a Sense Motive check. That makes this most likely a Sense Motive check. The issue with Sense Motive RAW is that it "generally" takes 1 minute to use unless the opponent deliberately makes a Bluff check and has no listed success test DCs ...



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