Abbreviation for CLOSE COMBAT SKILL.
(Special Item worn on the body) The Chainmail Waistcoat is a type of armour that adds 4 ENDURANCE points to your total. It may be used in conjunction with a Padded Leather Waistcoat for a cumulative 6 ENDURANCE point bonus (see Lone Wolf Club Newsletter Summer Special 1985) and/or the Kagonite Chainmail for a further +1 bonus to your ENDURANCE point and 3 COMBAT SKILL points, but may not be worn in conjunction with a Bronin Vest.
Close Combat Skill
(Freeway Warrior only) This is a measurement of your hand-to-hand fighting prowess which can be effected by many things such as equipment carried, how surprised you are by an attack, your skills, etc. When in combat, your CLOSE COMBAT SKILL is compared to your enemy's--the higher your CLOSE COMBAT SKILL score the better.
The Combat Ratio is not a true ratio in the mathematical sense. It is the difference between your character's Combat Ratio and that of his opponent's. For example, if your character's COMBAT SKILL (or CLOSE COMBAT SKILL) is 21 and his opponent's is 22, the Combat Ratio is -1 (21 - 20 = -1). A Negative Combat Ratio is valid.
Combat Results Table
The Combat Results Table is used to determine your character's ENDURANCE points loss and that of his opponent during a single round of combat. You cross-reference the Combat Ratio with the number chosen from the Random Number Table (see Appendix B: Example Combat Results Table). For example, if the Combat Ratio is -4 and the random number is 7, you would find the column that has -4 at the top (note that most columns have two or more Combat Ratios) and the row that 7 on the side. Where that row and that column intersect, the opponents' ENDURANCE point loss is found (see the example).
This is a measurement of your overall fighting prowess which can be affected by many things such as equipment carried, how surprised you are by an attack, your skills, etc. When in combat, your COMBAT SKILL is compared to your enemy's--the higher your COMBAT SKILL score the better. During the course of his adventures, Lone Wolf may come across armour or Weapons that enhance his COMBAT SKILL.
Abbreviation for COMBAT SKILL.
There are various forms of currency in use throughout Magnamund. The most commonly used in Lone Wolf's adventures is the Gold Crown. Other currencies include the Lune, the Kika, and the Noble. All forms of currency are stored in the Belt Pouch (with the exception of the Grey Star adventures, where the rules state that currency is kept in the pocket of your Shianti robe).
This table shows the exchange rates of the various currencies of Magnamund: