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I had an interesting thing happen in my last session of Dungeons and DragonsDungeons & Dragons 5th edition. My players

My players' characters are in a dragon heavy-heavy adventure. A A player tried to do a perceptionPerception check to detect the scent of lilacs. Normally, whenever a character wants to do a perceptionPerception check, I just tell them to go for it, though this time I asked them why. ItIt seems that he heard somewhere that a dragon in human form smells of lilacs.  

I had never heard of this before. Clearly there are at least 3 relevant questions:

  1. Do dragons in human form have a smell that they can be identified by?
  2. Are there actually any dragons in human form in the room? (This one I know the answer to.)  
  3. Even if dragons in human form do have a smell, then how would the character know this? You would think that dragons would want to keep this a secret.

Have any of you heard of anything like this before?

I did not allow the check because he couldn't show how his character would have come across this knowledge. Though I was tempted to have him preform the check only to notice that the room was lined with lilacs.

Their are a few ways this can play out,

  1. If there are no dragons, then they can't find one no matter how hard they look.
  2. There is someone who smells of lilacs, though if they are or are not a dragon is another matter entirely.
  3. There is no way that they should have heard this, so I don't allow the check.

I had an interesting thing happen in my last session of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. My players are in a dragon heavy adventure. A player tried to do a perception check to detect the scent of lilacs. Normally whenever a character wants to do a perception check I just tell them to go for it, though this time I asked them why. It seems that he heard somewhere that a dragon in human form smells of lilacs.  

I had never heard of this before. Clearly there are at least 3 relevant questions:

  1. Do dragons in human form have a smell that they can be identified by?
  2. Are there actually any dragons in human form in the room? (This one I know the answer to)  
  3. Even if dragons in human form do have a smell, then how would the character know this? You would think that dragons would want to keep this a secret.

Have any of you heard of anything like this before?

I did not allow the check because he couldn't show how his character would have come across this knowledge. Though I was tempted to have him preform the check only to notice that the room was lined with lilacs.

Their are a few ways this can play out,

  1. If there are no dragons, then they can't find one no matter how hard they look.
  2. There is someone who smells of lilacs, though if they are or are not a dragon is another matter entirely.
  3. There is no way that they should have heard this, so I don't allow the check.

I had an interesting thing happen in my last session of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.

My players' characters are in a dragon-heavy adventure. A player tried to do a Perception check to detect the scent of lilacs. Normally, whenever a character wants to do a Perception check, I just tell them to go for it, though this time I asked them why. It seems that he heard somewhere that a dragon in human form smells of lilacs.

I had never heard of this before. Clearly there are at least 3 relevant questions:

  1. Do dragons in human form have a smell that they can be identified by?
  2. Are there actually any dragons in human form in the room? (This one I know the answer to.)
  3. Even if dragons in human form do have a smell, then how would the character know this? You would think that dragons would want to keep this a secret.

Have any of you heard of anything like this before?

I did not allow the check because he couldn't show how his character would have come across this knowledge. Though I was tempted to have him preform the check only to notice that the room was lined with lilacs.

Their are a few ways this can play out,

  1. If there are no dragons, then they can't find one no matter how hard they look.
  2. There is someone who smells of lilacs, though if they are or are not a dragon is another matter entirely.
  3. There is no way that they should have heard this, so I don't allow the check.
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I had an interesting thing happen in my last session of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. My players are in a dragon heavy adventure. A player tried to do a perception check to detect the scent of lilacs. Normally whenever a character wants to do a perception check I just tell them to go for it, though this time I asked them why. It seems that he heard somewhere that a dragon in human form smells of lilacs.

I had never heard of this before. Clearly there are at least 3 relevant questions:

  1. Do dragons in human form have a smell that they can be identified by?
  2. Are theirthere actually any dragons in the room in human form in the room? (This one I know the answer to)
  3. Even if dragons in human form do have a smell, then how would the character know this? You would think that dragons would want to keep this a secret.

Have any of you heard of anything like this before?

I did not allow the check because he couldn't show how his character would have come across this knowledge. Though I was tempted to have him preform the check only to notice that the room was lined with lilacs.

Their are a few ways this can play out,

  1. If there are no dragons, then they can't find one no matter how hard they look.
  2. There is someone who smells of lilacs, though if they are or are not a dragon is another matter entirely.
  3. There is no way that they should have heard this, so I don't allow the check.

I had an interesting thing happen in my last session of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. My players are in a dragon heavy adventure. A player tried to do a perception check to detect the scent of lilacs. Normally whenever a character wants to do a perception check I just tell them to go for it, though this time I asked them why. It seems that he heard somewhere that a dragon in human form smells of lilacs.

I had never heard of this before. Clearly there are at least 3 relevant questions:

  1. Do dragons in human form have a smell that they can be identified by?
  2. Are their actually any dragons in the room in human form? (This one I know the answer to)
  3. Even if dragons in human form do have a smell, then how would the character know this? You would think that dragons would want to keep this a secret.

Have any of you heard of anything like this before?

I did not allow the check because he couldn't show how his character would have come across this knowledge. Though I was tempted to have him preform the check only to notice that the room was lined with lilacs.

Their are a few ways this can play out,

  1. If there are no dragons, then they can't find one no matter how hard they look.
  2. There is someone who smells of lilacs, though if they are or are not a dragon is another matter entirely.
  3. There is no way that they should have heard this, so I don't allow the check.

I had an interesting thing happen in my last session of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. My players are in a dragon heavy adventure. A player tried to do a perception check to detect the scent of lilacs. Normally whenever a character wants to do a perception check I just tell them to go for it, though this time I asked them why. It seems that he heard somewhere that a dragon in human form smells of lilacs.

I had never heard of this before. Clearly there are at least 3 relevant questions:

  1. Do dragons in human form have a smell that they can be identified by?
  2. Are there actually any dragons in human form in the room? (This one I know the answer to)
  3. Even if dragons in human form do have a smell, then how would the character know this? You would think that dragons would want to keep this a secret.

Have any of you heard of anything like this before?

I did not allow the check because he couldn't show how his character would have come across this knowledge. Though I was tempted to have him preform the check only to notice that the room was lined with lilacs.

Their are a few ways this can play out,

  1. If there are no dragons, then they can't find one no matter how hard they look.
  2. There is someone who smells of lilacs, though if they are or are not a dragon is another matter entirely.
  3. There is no way that they should have heard this, so I don't allow the check.
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