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Don't just read about D&D's latest news and announcements -- listen to them as well! And where better to find inside information than from the very halls of Wizards of the Coast. Presenting Skill Challenges.
In this episode, hosts Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford first look back at D&D’s co-creator, Dave Arneson. Sadly, Dave passed away earlier this month, commemorated in several sites including:
We also examine the mechanics of skill challenges, beginning with the series of questions you submitted to us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Sean asks: How do you mitigate the use of Aid Another, that players abuse to automatically succeed a challenge?
Jeff asks: What’s up with the DCs of skill challenges?
Mark asks: How do you manage failed checks?
Matt asks: How do you use the right skill at the right time (such as Acrobatics)?
Andrew asks: How do I manage providing information, if the PCs fail a skill challenge?
Tim asks: What is the best way to run a skill challenge without it felling mechanical?
Interested in further information on skill challenges? Be sure to check out Mike’s ongoing series in Dungeon Magazine, Ruling Skill Challenges. Also, when it comes to DCs, the updated versions can be read in our Updates section, within the DMG.
Also, the next Worldwide D&D Game Day is right around the corner. You can find information on the event on our Game Day page. As it corresponds to the release of the Monster Manual 2, we’ve also started our next Creature Competition—be sure to cast your vote now!
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