I love hack and slash games as much as the next gamer, but a change of pace is always welcome. Tests of skill was more of an excercise in problem solving. Creative use of skills can make it so no blood need be shed. I like that premise. My players really enjoyed playing through these encounteres. There were also some interesting prestige class ideas in here, like my favorite, the humbug: a guy pretending to be a wizard, (think wizard of oz).
[5 of 5 Stars!]