The Pcs are level 1 with NPc classes and they re about to participate in a festival in order to gain some money in the competitions the festival have.
I am planning to do an obstacle racing, in fact two of them. One about endurance and strength and the other about agility and speed. And if possible a version where they can participate individually and another where they have to make it with a group.
The method to deal with the obstacles is to use their skills, but the problem is that I do not want to just ask for rolls.
Roll acrobatics, then roll climb then roll acrobatics again...,nah.
A skill challenge is not fun if you have no choice but just roll.
So, how to design skill challenges without railroading everything? And what obstacles (and associated skills to solve it) can I use?