I've been looking through the Forum, but I only have found this forum and there is no clear answer.
In relation to the Dwarven custom classes, when building a dwarven custom class, a value between 0 and 4 is assigned. Values from 1 to 4 allow gaining more proficiencies. The letter of the rules says:
Additional points allocated to the Dwarf Value represents the dwarven expertise in crafts and lore. Each point provides one bonus general proficiency as well as a +1 bonus on proficiency throws and thief skills. The bonus does not apply to the racial ability to detect traps, as that proficiency throw’s target value already reflects the full measure of dwarven expertise.
In fact, the example says:
EXAMPLE: The dwarven Craftpriest has Dwarf Value 3. The dwarven Craftpriest began with 3 bonus general proficiencies and gains +3 to all proficiency throws.
To a player of our gaming group, it implies that EVERY PROFICIENCY THROW for a Dwarf Value 3, gets that +3. For example:
- Hearing noises inside a dungeon
- Loremastery power
- Reading languages thief skill
- Trap detection like a thief skill
- Detecting secret doors
- Opening doors
- Trap detection like any adventurer
- Avoiding getting lost
- Foraging or hunting through the wilderness
- Rolls to become a mage
Nevertheless, the Craftpriest class explain this bonus as a custom power called attention to detail, and says:
Their attention to detail gives Craftpriests a +3 bonus on proficiency rolls for other proficiencies they learn as well.
To me, this wording implies that any class built using this Dwarf Value bonus to proficiency throws it's only applied to General or Class proficiencies that the PC gets in the creation or when leveling, as the Craftpriest. To my player, who has built a custom class of Dwarven Venturer (just taking the revised Venturer from the Heroic Fantasy Handbook), the Dwarf Value bonus to proficiency throws applies to any roll.
So, here are my questions:
What is the right wording? The Companion Dwarven Custom classes, that allow this benefit to any proficiency throw? The Craftpriest one, that implies only to proficiencies (not other kinds of proficiency throws)?