Morkus from Orkus
I understand that, but I'm not really down with some of the oversimplification that is 5e. I run skills like that because it makes more sense to run them that way than the simplified way. Everybody being able to know or do everything competently isn't my cup of tea. Heck, even tea isn't my cup of tea. Foul, foul beverage.That's pretty much the opposite of how 5e is intended to work. 5e doesn't really have skill checks. It just has ability checks, some of which can get a bonus if you have the right proficiency. PCs are intended to be broadly competent at things. That's why it's always written as an "Intelligence (History) check" and not a "History check" – it's an Intelligence check where you might get a bonus if you've studied History.