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Skill Challenges…

The 4th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons has its proponents and detractors, and I have no intention of rehashing edition wars here. Like most players and DMs who have played many (if not all) editions, 4e has its good points, however, and the skill challenge is arguably 4e’s best kept secret.  5th Edition doesn’t make use of them, and I cannot for the life of me understand why, except that 4e challenges don’t directly port over to 5e without modification. There’s math involved in 4e challenges (shocker) that doesn’t translate into 5e’s bounded accuracy.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in your 5e game. You don’t need 4e’s math to balance them, for reasons which will become apparent.  

This book gives you the background and advice to make your skill challenges fun and engaging. And they add a great deal of spice to your existing 5th Edition D&D game!  So don't wait—give skill challenges a try at your table. 

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December 12th, 2018
If you are a creator or DM, buy this!! For less than a dollar you can save yourself countless hours of trying to figure out how to make non-combat encounters engaging. I'd buy this product for $5! No kidding, I seriously mean it. It's well written and [...]
November 30th, 2018
This is great! I use these all the time in 5e, but your PDF was still helpful. I recommend this to any DMs running 5e. [...]
November 30th, 2018
It's a really nice book to have and Own. Useful, and I will be applying some of these techniques and challenges into my own homebrew campaign. [...]
November 28th, 2018
I wholy agree with your introduction. Skill challenges were, by far, the best mechanic in 4e. Bravo on the update to 5e rules! You can be sure I'll use them in my games. Thank you! [...]
November 27th, 2018
OMG ... makes me wonder why it took so long for someone to bring this into 5E ... and that 'someone' is a Legend! Robert nails the technique of 4E back to 5E where it belongs. I can see this being one of those mechanics now being used at the tab [...]
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