One of these happened to be Gourmet Cooking. How would gourmet cooking fit in 4th Edition D&D? Well, it doesn't. There's no skill for it. So, we invented all sorts of skills to cover the unusual skill set. Skills such as inventing. D&D 4e is extremely limited, apparently when you create characters with "Heroes of Legend" for 4th Edition, you run into something that sucks.
- Lack of skills
- Class specific powers
- Lack of customizability
Being limited by the books, one of my players complained about me not allowing the assassin. I had a big beef with that. Because in Rolemaster (Fantasy Roleplaying and the Standard System) an Assassin is represented by choosing skills -- usually for a Magent, Rogue, or Thief. When you try to create interesting characters, 4th Edition creates some walls with its design philosophy. As a GM, I had to make some house rules on the spot. Right now, it's expanding the skill set to accommodate usual skill choices. And this is the first time I'm getting ready to play 4th Edition as the DM.
The Game comes with some frustrations.