Hey guys, after a fun gaming weekend, it’s time to continue on with what I started last week, the Encounter Builder Checklist.
Skill Challenges are explained in detail in the DMG, but are essentially an extended contest wherein the players attempt to utilize their skills against a series of checks. The skills used are suggested by the players, but the GM is encouraged to come up with a list of eligible skills and appropriate DCs for any given task. That being said, it’s a great system to bring D&D out of it’s purely combat focus and to emphasize creativity and clever skill use. In addition, it’s pretty handy in things like social conflict, or intellectual conflict.