sorry if this may be common knowledge, but I couldn't find any answers through a forum search, and my last fantasy RPG GMing experience was AD&D, so d20 rules and other rules conventions of the past 20 years have gone straight past me
Without "spoiling" too much, in a DCC RPG 0-level adventure module I'll soon be running, there are several instances of skill checks of DC 20 or higher for opening doors/portals, lifting things etc. (using Strength modifier)
It seems reasonable for 2 or even 3 people (depending on size) to try joining forces to open a reasonably large door or lift an object more than one person can grip. The core rulebook and the module are silent on the topic, though in the module there is an instance where it says that up to 4 characters can succeed in lifting a specific object if their combined strength is above a certain number.
So what does a Judge do in this case? Having 2 characters joining forces to open a DC20 door both rolling d20s and adding them seems excessive... Add a modifier? Roll a d24 or a d30? Or is the intent that it is a DC20 task meant to be tried individually -- characters without negative strength modifiers can line up one by one to get their 5 to 20% chance? There are quite a few of these DC20 (or even higher DCs) strength skill checks which seem like they could have multiple participants, so I'm not sure what the intent of these DC20's is, or what the best course of action for the Judge is. I can't offhand think of any other situation where multiple characters might join forces in a single skill check, but the same question would arise.
Anyone with any useful thoughts, please feel free to chime in
. I'm running the adventure next weekend, so I hope I can figure out something before then.
Thanks in advance.