At the risk of sounding completely stupid: How exactly do I make skill checks correctly? Nobody in our game can work it out and I've read the books front-to-back.
It seems to just say 'the relevant modifiers' but it's still unclear.
I have 17 Dex(+3) and my acrobatics with proficiency is +5.
Does this translate as a d20 +3 for dex then +2 for proficiency?
I think some people in my game are playing +3 for dex, then +5 for acrobatics, then +2 for proficiency for a total of d20 +10
Also, If I don't have proficiency, so if I make a survival(wisdom) check, my wisdom AND my survival is -1... I'm assuming it's just the wisdom score without a prof. Addition? I don't have -1 for wisdom and -1 for survival for a total of d20 -2? It's only -1 for survival, because it's the modifier of wisdom?
Does this make sense? I think we're all confused with all the + and - all over our character sheet, when in fact it's already calculated