Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
What? If the player hadn’t given a description, her character wouldn’t have done anything. Describing actions is how one plays D&D.But if the player hadn't given a description they wouldn't even have gotten a chance, correct?
The description is irrelevant. What matters is what the character does, not how the player describes it. If the character had done something that couldn’t fail, then yes, obviously it would succeed. Additionally, if the character failing wouldn’t result in any meaningful cost or consequence, then it would also automatically succeed in my games.Then, if the description is judged adequate it automatically succeeds?
“Minimum requirement” implies a prerequisite for a thing you’re trying to do. Checks are things you’re trying to avoid. Success is not a thing that is achieved by “adequate description” (whatever that means), it’s the default result of describing an action. Barring extenuating circumstances, if you say your character does a thing, they just do it. Only when what you say you do carries a risk of failure and stakes might you have to make a roll.So I'm confused. You have a minimum requirement - a description that gives a chance to succeed. On top of that if the description is judged adequate it automatically succeeds. I'm just trying to phrase it in a way that can be done in a sentence or two, it's not criticism.