by Mike Shea on 19 September 2011
Back in mid August I had a chance to talk to Quinn Murphy, the lead writer for the website At Will. Quinn has spent significant time thinking about and designing skill challenges, one of the more challenging aspects of 4th Edition. I spent an hour talking to Quinn about skill challenges and the resulting podcast was posted over at the Ennie-award-winning website, Critical Hits. You can find the podcast here:
Quinn Murphy on Skill Challenges (63 minutes, 61mb MP3)
Here's an incomplete list of topics:
If you enjoyed this article, take a look at Sly Flourish's Dungeon Master Tips and Running Epic Tier D&D Games. For official skill challenges, check out the Dungeon Master's Kit. While often used for combat, good maps also work well for skill challenges. Pick up some excellent Paizo Flip Maps from Troll and Toad, an official Sly Flourish sponsor.