Close Combat

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A Close Combat Test is a an Opposed Test between the attackers Close Combat Skill and the defenders Close Combat Skill or Dodge Skill. Note that most Close Combat weapons have a negative Task Modifier to represent their speed and length advantages, especially over the Dodge Test.

Performing a Close Combat attack Test is a Simple Action. Performing a Close Combat defense Test is a Free Reaction.

If the Test Quality of the Close Combat Test is positive, the attacker causes Damage equal to the Weapon Damage of the Close Combat weapon. Damage is doubled for every 10 points worth of Task Quality.

Attackers and defenders in Close Combat can perform standard maneuvers and chose from the Opposed Test Options.