The fun part about being the GM is that running an rpg means you’re never without a creative outlet. The not quite so fun part is taking the time to organize all that creativity. And so I’m moving on from providing tips to players to seeing how I can help other GMs get to work on 4e encounters.
Encounters in 4e are the basic building blocks of conflict in the 4e universe. To put it in simple terms, they usually come in two varieties:
- Combat Encounters
- Skill Challenges
Combat Challenges are by far the most common of the encounters that a GM will be working with, and its good to take a moment and go through an organized process as to coming up with them. It’s not just about a 10×10 room with an orc and a pie in it.