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    Optional Skill Challenge Sheets

    Over in this thread I suggested ways to improve the skill challenges preview WotC posted here. WotC might already have something planned like this, but I really got into working on this.

    My first example, at the end of the challenge (negotiating with the Duke):



    My second example (haggling with a merchant):

    Last edited by AFCErik; Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 at 10:17 PM.

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    This is great. Well done, sir.

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    Love the thoughts; hate the layout. This alone would increase my session prep time well beyond that presently required by 3.5e.

    But I still love the thoughts... so maybe I'll take a look at "Flattening" it into a more text-based model.

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    thc1967 said: Love the thoughts; hate the layout. This alone would increase my session prep time well beyond that presently required by 3.5e.
    No worries. Use what you will and discard the rest.

    These are just my first prototypes. I'm a Visio fan, so it only takes a few minutes for me to whip one of these up.

    After I've done several examples, I want to create a blank template that you can just print out and fill in. Would you like that better?

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    It would help greatly for some who cannot or do not use Visio. I could also put these together, so thank you for the idea ) If you get your blank finished, let me know and I'll create a link in the compilations thread.

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    Bravo!
    If I were working on a 4E module, I'd recommend using just this sort of a setup in a published product. Social Challenges offer as much experience as a combat encounter, so I consider this a sort of "delve format" them. I think you've really created something good here. Third party companies (heck, WotC!) should take note.

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    I think this is a great format for a published adventure, easy to read and shows the possible plot branches.

    I would like to see a 'blank' version for my homebrew..and I am not that much of a visio fan yet {work wants me to be one }

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    Actually I love every idea in there, especially how different things happen after a number of successes or failures at a particular skill. I just want to find a simpler way to do it with Word or Excel. Though a Visio template would be good too.

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    This is absolutely splendid. Top marks!

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    After digging through the orginal thread, I thought I would post here instead of committing necro-posting..

    I really liked the idea of having the 'auto-fail', as shown with Intimidate in the Duke challenge above, changed to 'check + fail'.

    That way you can successfully intimidate the Duke into doing what you want, but you also garner failures and may mess up the adventure. Much better, IMHO, than the outright 'your jedi mind tricks dont work on me' syndrome.

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