Skill Challenges - Needle in a Haystack

When you run a skill challenge, give players choices beyond which skill to use. Skill challenges provide a way to engage the entire party in something other than combat. A well-formed skill challenge can pull quiet players out of their shell, and they can also provide a structure in which more dynamic players can still [...]

Skill Challenges - The Woodland Sneak

Skill challenges can vary from the norms established in the Rules Compendium. Pass-or-total-failure checks can make for intense moments. This past week, the heroes in my game decided to sneak through a forest occupied by gnoll raiders. This seemed like a great opportunity for a skill challenge, but I always try to deviate from the [...]

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