I learned the importance of languages during one session with some novice players and a couple of old hands at the game.
With the session underway, our intrepid party of 2nd level characters came across a barricade, manned by about three dozen Orcs. The party was outclassed. As the Orcs came down to take the party as prisoners, I happened to mention that they were chatting away happily.
One of my novices piped up, "Oh. I speak Orc. What are they saying?"
Not sure how this will pan out, I wrote the words on a piece of paper and handed it to her.
She immediately turned to the main fighter in the party, a Dwarf, and said, in a…Read more