When more than one character tries the same skill at the same time and for the same purpose, their efforts may overlap.
Often, several characters attempt some action and each succeeds or fails independently. The result of one character's Climb
check does not influence the results of other characters Climb
You can help another character achieve success on his or her skill check
by making the same kind of skill check
in a cooperative effort. If you roll a 10 or higher on your check, the character you are helping gets a +2 bonus to his or her check, as per the rule for favorable conditions
. (You can't take 10 on a skill check
to aid another
.) In many cases, a character's help won't be beneficial, or only a limited number of characters can help at once.
In cases where the skill restricts who can achieve certain results you can't aid another
to grant a bonus to a task that your character couldn't achieve alone.
It's possible for a character to have two skills that work well together. In general, having 5 or more ranks in one skill gives the character a +2 bonus on skill checks
with each of its synergistic skills, as noted in the skill description
. In some cases, this bonus applies only to specific uses of the skill in question, and not to all checks. Some skills provide benefits on other checks made by a character, such as those checks required to use certain class features.
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