I think I don't get skill challenges. As I understand it at some point I break the narrative by proclaiming: "This is a skill challenge. You need 5 victories before you reach 3 failures. Go" And then ...
I'm re-writing the "Battle of Albridge" encounters from The DM-kit's Reavers of Harkenwold. As supplied they are mostly just a rehash of earlier fight-to-the-death skirmishes on re-used maps. Instead ...
I really liked some of the answers given to the question about enhancing skill challenges particularly the ones related to making it more role-playing based. So, now the question is, when you get to ...
This question is inspired by Baker's discussion of "What's at Stake?" and "Skill Challenges: All in the Cards" I run many of my 4e games as pregen adventures and the skill challenges tend to be ...