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yukonhorror
03-07-2009, 09:18 AM
Came across this on a blogger's site. It seems pretty nifty. I think skill challenges are something that can be used by any game, so:

http://www.critical-hits.com/features/skill-challenges/

kirksmithicus
03-14-2009, 11:28 PM
Bookmarked it so I can give it a thorough read through when I have some more time.

Thanks.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
03-15-2009, 05:50 PM
Came across this on a blogger's site. It seems pretty nifty. I think skill challenges are something that can be used by any game, so:

http://www.critical-hits.com/features/skill-challenges/
At first glance it looked to have potential. I bookmarked it for a perusing later on. Thanks for the link.

templeorder
05-06-2009, 01:37 PM
Its almost ludicrous to attempt to do this with some sort of special system. This seems almost overkill to me, an over-legislation of rules. I have a very simple set of rules, no more than a paragraph and a few bullet points for "synthesized knowledge and extended actions"...

The short answer is take all relevant abilities into account, ask if the PC's are doing anything special, set a base difficulty & apply modifiers from the characters actions and capability then make a check.

Tamburlain
05-30-2009, 10:21 PM
Another great resource for skill challenges...

The SkillForge. (http://www.skillforge.omnivangelist.net/)

Slipstream
03-19-2010, 10:36 PM
Just FYI, Skill Challenges were added to Star Wars Saga in the book Galaxy of Intrigue. If you are looking to see how they work in a much improved form from what's apparently in 4E, check the Saga book out for ideas. I'm planning to some day even build the system into a homebrew Cortex game of mine. It's that inspiring, and our Star Wars campaigns have so much added cinematic flavor with these. Highly recommended.

mrken
04-12-2010, 09:27 AM
Thanks for the link, can never know too much.