I was talking with one of my friends at work today who is hard core 1st ed AD&D. The subject of skills came up. That is whether or not *D&D even needs skills.
I found I was rather agnostic about it. I like skills and think they add a nice element, but the focus of the game is and has been combat, exploring and getting loot.
Pathfinder works well with skills. Basic D&D maybe not as much.
What do you all think?
Do you like skills, do you need them or use them in you old school games?