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    Pixie in the Playground
     
    BlackDragon

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    Default Skill actions?

    I was just wondering what kind of actions using your skills would be. I can't imagine using heal, stealth, and history, for example, would take the same kind of action. Is this just something I would make a house rule for as we go? Has anyone else had this problem and found a good way to deal with it?
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    AssassinGuy

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    Default Re: Skill actions?

    I'm not sure if it's specifically stated anywhere(if it is, someone will come along and cite it), but I would rule all skill checks as free actions, but the application of them might take other actions.

    Examples:

    Any knowledge check is a free action
    Using stealth/move silently is a free action, but the movement to get somewhere while moving silently isn't.
    Climb/jump checks would be free but the movement taken would be counted as your move action for the turn.

    Heal is slightly different, I think it says a heal check is a standard or a full round action somewhere. Can't remember.

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    BlackDragon

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    Default Re: Skill actions?

    So are you basically saying that all are free actions unless otherwise stated?
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    Default Re: Skill actions?

    It says the action required under the skill heading. For example, under the heal skill, it says:

    Action

    Providing first aid, treating a wound, or treating poison is a standard action. Treating a disease or tending a creature wounded by a spike growth or spike stones spell takes 10 minutes of work. Providing long-term care requires 8 hours of light activity.


    If it doesn't say what type of action a skill takes (it usually does!) I rule it as a move action.
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    BlackDragon

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    Default Re: Skill actions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaurd Juris View Post
    If it doesn't say what type of action a skill takes (it usually does!)
    I can't believe I missed all those right at the top of the gray boxes. Thanks.
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