Results for tag: Skills
Posted by: Orkbard on Feb 8, 2013 at 05:47:12 PM
A Skill Point (or Rank) module.
At 1st level, pick a background and take those 4 skills at rank 1, or pick 4 skills to be at rank 1 and an appropriate background trait. Now in addition to that, if you have a positive Int modifier you gain that in extra ranks in other skills you can pick, (i.e. Int 14 is a +2 would grant 2 more skill ranks), but no penalty for a low Intelligence. Making minimum Skills at first 4. Now at every other level you gain 2 extra skill ranks to increase what you currently have or to gain new skills, (which start at rank 1). Still keep the maximum amount of ranks at +7 for bounded accuracy. That 7th rank costs two skill ranks to reach. This is to indicate a dedication to being the best of the best of the best with that skill.
If there is an overlap...
Posted by: Lunarbeam on Nov 4, 2012 at 07:34:32 PM
In my spare time I created a Prestige class for general magic users of both divine and Arcane.
The Craftmaster (The name is still work in progress)
Skill: Spellcraft, Craft Alchemy, Craft Armor, Craft Weapons, Lore, Concentration
Feats: Skill Focus Spellcraft, Skill Focus Concentration
Must be able to cast 4th level divine or arcane spells
I must get the notes so this will be updated.
Posted by: The_Jester on Oct 18, 2012 at 04:33:29 PM
I’ve written a fair bit about skills in 4e, and how I personally think the math behind skills is a little shakier than, well, anything else in the edition. You can find some of my earlier blogs here and here. One I’d specifically like to point out is this on reinventing skills in 4e.
It might seem a little late to be thinking about house rules for 4th Edition, but I don’t believe so. Not everyone will be making the switch from 4e to 5e, and even those that do might decide to play the occasional short adventure or micro-campaign in 4e. No matter of the final quality of 5e, there will be some adventures and stories that might be better served by 4e. And if the system can be made a little more playable that’s only a bonus.
Here’s a quick summary...
Posted by: hahre on Sep 24, 2012 at 12:22:24 PM
Ok so this sounds like a really stupid question but what is the difference b/w skill use and skill challenges? (i've only just started but can't get my head around it)
It is my assumtion that
is when someone wants to work out/ do something specific (i.e. i sneak past the guard, hide against the walls, climb etc...)
skill challenge involves using multiple skills to achieve an end goal (i.e. escape the fortified goblin tower - easy i know, but its just an example) (3 successes before 4 failures). The party has to use their skills to help them escape:
Perception - they keep a keen eye open to avoid any bumbling goblin guard patrols
Acrobatics - they jump off the balcony "shinobi style" off the tower onto the ground floor
Diplomacy - ...
Posted by: WotC_Rodney on Sep 6, 2012 at 08:07:30 AM
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Does the skill training gained at 2nd level in the playtest refer to gaining a +1 to an existing skill or to acquiring a new skill entirely? Is the +7 maximum for skill bonuses meant to...
Posted by: DanTracker on Sep 5, 2012 at 09:17:43 AM
[sblock=Important Disclaimer]I have been paying attention to information about the growth and development of D&D Next. I read the first play test packet and ran two play test sessions. The second play test packet included fantastic stuff; I’m eager to run play test sessions. However, I have not yet run play test sessions of the second play test packet nor participated as a player in such sessions.
While I have read the packet with interest, I have not completed a lengthy perusal of careful detailed review. I am currently without a group to play, since I am soon moving to another area of the state. In time, I hope to gather a group for continued play test sessions.
Please do not discredit my post for lack of play test session experience to act as a tempering for my opinions....
Posted by: Enigmatical on Aug 30, 2012 at 03:22:14 AM
As a result of recent discussions in the D&D Next group regarding the association between skills and attributes, it became apparent that some skills have a variety of tasks associated with it that do not fit into a single attribute. While the use of these skills as examples was to show how they should be uncoupled from attributes, I think that they instead highlighted the fact that these possibly shouldn't be considered skills at all.
Posted by: WotC_Bruce on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:08:17 AM
The release of the first public playtest packet and blogs such as Wizard with a License to Kill and Backgrounds and Themes: A Closer Look generated forum discussions, feedback, and questions about backgrounds and themes. Many of these questions asked about our current approach to how backgrounds deliver skills and themes deliver feats.
First, I’m gratified that some people noticed the pregenerated character sheet note beneath the Background and Theme columns, and decided to try it out. Apparently they played a game with a more “old school feel” with great success. Already our goal of providing modular play is proving amenable.
Most of you, however, did use the backgrounds and themes provided. So to help answer some of the questions about them, I’d like to...
Posted by: DanTracker on May 17, 2012 at 08:13:11 AM
This post is an ad hoc response to the recent blog by Evil_Reverend, Skills and Task Resolution. Although there is a comment section where I could write my response, I felt it would be best to reduce that clutter with a separate blog post.
One startling and disappointing concept being bandied in the post is a removeal of a formal skill list. This is stated to allow a large array of trainings for task resolution by connecting a task description with an ability score.
I want no confusion: I strongly disagree with this design choice.
Skills Need Definition
The skill system needs a defined list of Skills which represent a collection of tasks under each Skill title. While I understand that being trained in swimming does not automatically make one trained in climbing as...
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