So I'm just starting the game and I'ld need some advise before I go on creating my charachters. First of I'm planning on not having any Rogues in my party. Do you think it would work out. I think of having a Ranger and a Bard, that should somewhat replace the rogue - the Bard having Sleigh of Hand and the ranger having Search and sneaking around, plus using spells like sence trap. I'm asking this because a rouge is somewhat irreplasable for every party which I think is pretty dumb. Then again this a problem of the D'n'D altogether. Would it be possible to pull up a party without a rogue that woudn't suck eggs. Then what I've heard of the party has somethink like a "spokesman" a guy who does all the talking, who pressumingly has alot of charisma and high conversation skills. That ofcource will be the bard in my party. What I was wandering was if I could use some of the other's party members' skills. For instance in the middle of the dialogue have my barbarian use his intimidation if the one you're dealing with doesn't seem to be very resourcefull. [/i]"Uhm... your proposal doesn't sound very apealling. What else do you offer?" Barbarain interuptingHow about not smashing your head in!" Is there any sence in putting conversation skills in anyone but the spokes person. And how about which of the those to raise at all? From what I heard all you need is diplomacy and sence motive. Bluff is also good, because it's usable in combat. But gather inforamation was useless. How much of the game is connected with conversation by the way. The other thing I read was that it's almost Hack'n'Slash all the way. The other thing I wanted to ask was about reach weapons. In the game you are able to attack the ajacent 5-foot area, whereas in the real DnD you can't. Do you receive an AoO anytime someone comes next to you simply he left an "square" you threaten(in fact you shouldn't)? And is the spiked chain included too. I always thought that weapon was overpowered. I fighter with the proper feats would be a killing machine with this. And most importantly could you tell me what's "Forward-end" (or was it end forward) and do I need it? And what pathces should I install?