|W E Ray|
If there is an object in a (Paizo published adventure) room that requires a Strength Check, can PCs INSTEAD combine their maximum drag/pull loads to move the object, if there's no threat of monster or something?
Let me explain from where I'm coming....
1) I'm one of those who hates the "RAW" lawyers in their straightjackets.
2) According to RAW, PCs cannot assist on Ability Score checks.
Thus, 3) I use this blunder in RAW to attack the RAW devotees -- and maybe I'm wrong so I come here for clarification:
The PCs must get the 801lb table from the cafeteria floor, across the room and up on to the stage.
The strongest PC has a Strength of 20, meaning while he can drag the table, he cannot pick up the table over his head to lift it on the stage.
According to RAW the other 5 PCs CAN NOT aid him in his Strength check. So,... you can't put the 6 PCs around the 5x10 table and have them lift the table together with Strength Checks -- even though every person in the history of the universe has had to do just that in their school cafeteria at one point.
BUT, -- Am I wrong?
Is my example to attack RAW flawed because the 6 PCs would not be assisting on Strength checks but rather assisting on dragging/carrying heavy loads?
Here's what happened in our campaign:
According to RAW and implied in the text, only one PC can move the object, not too unlike my cafeteria table example above.
BUT, could one argue that instead of an Ability Score check, PCs can assist on carrying/dragging heavy loads?
Thanks for the help!