When I first started this blog I asked the question "Who takes Improved Initiative?" I'm quoting the Gamers II, but it's a legitimate question. Many players are so concerned with having the highest strength, the deadliest weapon, or the most destructive spells that they forget one of the first rules of combat; the guy who throws the first punch is often the one who wins the fight.
How to Top The Initiative Order (Almost) Every Time
Improved Initiative puts together a guide this week for, well, how to improve your initiative. If you're playing Pathfinder it's important to remember that the guy who throws the first punch might be the last man standing.