I was DM'ing a 3.5 ed game for some friends several years back. The party arrived at a middling size town, and proceeded to do what they do best: scatter to the four winds. One by one we played through buying supplies, argued about the availability of impossibly broken magic items, and the inevitable wenching at the local watering hole. Finally, we got to the Barbarian.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"Can I go search the local woods for a mount?"
"Wouldn't you rather have a horse or something available in town?"
"Nah," he giggled maniacally.
"Well, okay. Roll Search and Survival to find some tracks worth following." He…Read more