2012-08-16, 03:38 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: D&D 5th Editon Discussion: 6th thread and counting
"You see strange glowing symbols on the wall."
Originally Posted by navar100
"Okay, I roll Knowledge (Arcana) to see if I know anything about them."
The problem with this is the DM has probably already decided what they want you to know about the strange glowing symbols and what they don't. And if there's something that actually matters in it like a critical plot clue or something, they're not gonna leave that up to the roll of the dice.
"Whoops! Looks like you failed your Heraldic Lore check, so those guys you attacked were actually your allies. Now both the incumbents AND the rebels want you dead! Have fun!"