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The intro  stayed that we started from Neverwinter.  So we could have all met there and travelled here.

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Well, I was going to have the Oakhurst residence members at the Ol Boar Inn, when the party from Neverwinter arrives. Sorta of you all arrive for whatever job is waiting.

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That works for me Haldir, just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page.

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I'd just assumed we'd all traveled from Neverwinter given the intro.  Non-native it is.

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Just a head's up, I'm likely going to be in trial next week and as such may not be real quick to respond.  I will try to at least check each evening.

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19 hours ago, Gargs said:

Just a head's up, I'm likely going to be in trial next week and as such may not be real quick to respond.  I will try to at least check each evening.

 

NP, thanks for the heads up.

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Annnnnd, the defendant plead guilty, so I won't actually be in trial.  :P 

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Should have a post up tomorrow morning. Gotta love a inventory crew that appears to use their foot to count product on shelves........<_<

 

It was a long night last night for me. What was scheduled 5 hours ended up being close to 8.

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Is a check to see if those names sound familiar a general history (since it appears the local version is gone) or investigation or something else in 5E?

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I would think it's investigation, but I'm probably wrong on that one.

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2 hours ago, haldir said:

I would think it's investigation, but I'm probably wrong on that one.

 

Hmmm pretty sure Rule 0 says yer right.  ::P:

 

 

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19 hours ago, Auberon said:

Is a check to see if those names sound familiar a general history (since it appears the local version is gone) or investigation or something else in 5E?

 

3 hours ago, haldir said:

I would think it's investigation, but I'm probably wrong on that one.

 

46 minutes ago, Gargs said:

Hmmm pretty sure Rule 0 says yer right.  ::P:

 

Kinda.

I think skills were kept vague to leave it up to DM interpretation and even go by what a character would know...

 

It's like the Nature skill.... You'd think it'd be a given that classes like Druids and Rangers would be good at it... but it's default setting is Intelligence.

It's the things that make me consider intelligence vs wisdom as theory vs practice. So a stuffy wizard who poured over books in his tower might make an Intelligence (Nature) check to identify some creature or plant... but a druid or ranger or even just a character with the outlander background would make more of a Wisdom (Survival) check. That's how I do it anyway.

 

For reference's sake here's how the PHB describes History and Investigation checks:

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History. Your Intelligence (History) check measures your ability to recall lore about historical events, legendary people, ancient kingdoms, past disputes, recent wars, and lost civilizations.
Investigation. When you look around for clues and make deductions based on those clues, you make an Intelligence (Investigation) check. You might deduce the location of a hidden object, discern from the appearance of a wound what kind of weapon dealt it, or determine the weakest point in a tunnel that could cause it to collapse. Poring through ancient scrolls in search of a hidden fragment o f knowledge might also call for an Intelligence (Investigation) check.

 

Nothing in the book really applies for general local knowledge.... Were it up to me, that kind of stuff would be dependent on the character and not a skill check.

 

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2 hours ago, Gargs said:
5 hours ago, haldir said:

I would think it's investigation, but I'm probably wrong on that one.

 

Hmmm pretty sure Rule 0 says yer right.  ::P:

 

Yes, that's pretty much my thoughts on it.  Go DM fiat.

 

1 hour ago, BlazingTornado said:

Nothing in the book really applies for general local knowledge.... Were it up to me, that kind of stuff would be dependent on the character and not a skill check.

 

While you can potentially do something like that for a game with player/character investment in the setting, it is a bit trickier when there is none.  FR has never been my thing, so currently I have an elf from elfville which is some elfing distance over there.  Maybe the druid passed through elfville a few years back and bumped into my character or maybe not, but he could even be famous enough to be more than just "local" knowledge anyway. 

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I'm with you, half the time I know nothing and half the time my knowledge conflicts with itself.

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Apologies, I'm behind. Tonight's my last night of a 8 day run at work (gotta love vacations.....). Hoping to get a post up today or tomorrow.

 

thanks!

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