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A Real Skill ChallengeD&D Insider Article
Ruling Skill Challenges
by Mike Mearls

For this month's installment, here's the skill challenge I've been talking about so much. The skill challenge represents the difficulty in traveling around Suderham, a city ruled by a band of foul slave traders known as the Slave Lords. The PCs might need to enter the city in order to free someone from the Slave Lords' clutches, slay a particularly powerful villain, or otherwise take an active step to disrupt an evil plot.

After the skill challenge are some design notes explaining my thoughts behind it.

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    About the Author

    Mike Mearls is the Lead Developer for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. His recent credits include H1: Keep on the Shadowfell and Player's Handbook II (v.3.5).