thread: 2010-08-19 : One of my favorite GenCon conversations

On 2010-08-26, Simon C wrote:


I blooged about that very point, here.

In short, yeah, not much interaction with the fiction in 4E combat (or skill challenges, really).

3E, depending on how you play, actually has a heck of a lot though. In the DMG there are all these things listed under each skill, like "Climbing: If the surface is slippery, the DC is +5. If you have a rope, you get +2" and so on. Not everyone would use those though, since it was so cumbersome to look up each time you wanted to use a skill. Far more often the DM would just pull out a number that made for a good challenge given their skill level and how important it was to the plot.


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