Boy is this one a hot topic. Fortunately I have the definitive answer.
Don’t fudge in your games.
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…Oh okay it’s a little bit more complicated than that.
In it’s commonly understood form fudging is the act of the games master altering a dice roll behind the scenes. In most games we’d call a player rolling one dice and pretending it’s another cheating however the games master has a unique role within D&D as a neutral arbiter of the gameworld, ergo it’s within the GM’s remit to alter a dice roll if they feel it’s appropriate