Strength training?

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We were doing a room and had a situation where we had to try and get a door open.  The door was magically sealed and required a DC 30 Thievery or Strength check.  We were level 7, and my character was the only one who could open the door (being a rogue with 15 thievery).  We have two people with a Strength of 20,21.  We assumed it meant the Strength modifer for the check plus 1/2 level.  But that way neither of them would be able to open it, since their highest roll would be a 28.  How does a Strength check like that work?  Is there a way to train in Strength?
Maybe it was supposed to be virtually impossible to force open, or maybe the module designer has no idea on the difference between a stat check and a skill check.


Or maybe there was a convenient table in another room that was supposed to be used as a battering ram, so that 5 people could assist and provide up to a +10 mod on the STR check.



No, there isn't a 'strength skill' to learn, but if you really had to do it that way, you would use Athletics skill checks rather than strength stat checks.      
Thanks a bunch, we all were very confused about the scenario.
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It was in the final Paldemar fight in the Thunderspire Labyrinth.
Thanks a bunch, we all were very confused about the scenario.
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It was in the final Paldemar fight in the Thunderspire Labyrinth.

As one of the original modules for 4e, that module is very very badly written. In addition to having a number of severe issues in terms of difficulty, being either too easy or impossible depending, it also doesn't allot the correct amount of treasure parcels.
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