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Tag: skills

Passive Skills Checks… A Solution to Swingy Dice?

One of D&D’s most infamous foibles is how frequently improbable, and even nonsensical, results are generated by the use of the d20, the game’s main determinant die. The classic example is the wizard (with 8 Strength) hoisting up the portcullis that the barbarian (with 18) failed to shift; with the barbarian later deciphering the esoteric […]

The 15 Things I Love Most About 5th Edition…

The other day someone in the comments section accused me of hating 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. 🤔 At first I was taken back… after all I started a roleplaying blog that talks exclusively (so far at least!) about 5e D&D, not to mention the fact that I dedicate a considerable amount of my free […]

Using Skills Without Proficiency (5e D&D)

Can I use a skill that I’m not proficient in? According to the letter of the rules, yes you can. Page 174 of the Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook states: “Proficiency in a skill means an individual can add his or her proficiency bonus to ability checks that involve that skill. Without proficiency in the […]

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