Using the Intimidation Skill

Gaming blogger Shea Christian Reinke has a new post up on the Intimidation skill in D20 System games:

Did you know that there is an Intimidation skill in Dungeons and Dragons? I ask because, in my experience with the D20 system this particular skill has been used by one, and only one, player or dungeon master, me. In the some dozen or more games that I have played in since D20 came into the world I have been the only person in my playgroups that has ever taken a turn to Intimidate an opponent. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but never have I felt that it was a waste of my time to try Intimidating. …

I can tell you, from experience, that Intimidation does work. All the time in fact. You just have to ask yourself one question before trying: Am I Intimidating enough?

Reinke adds new rules, feats and equipment to expand the use of intimidation. I’m not sure I want to know what comes in the “Interrogation Kit.”

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