Questions about the Combat system?
It looks like it’s still a hit-point system; is that correct? Also, how does one gain defenses? They're mentioned in the rulebook, but I didn’t see a description of how to get them
@Richard Its a low hit point system. You start with 4, and can get up to 4 armor. There are a few other ways to increase health.
All attacks do one hit. All you have to do is keep up with how many times you have been hit, no complicated math.
@Richard A few of the combat styles can give you self defenses. Some magic allows defenses, but its a low defense game.
This is balanced by the fact that almost all the effects are not directly deadly. We have removed the cumbersome amount of redundant effects. The list of effects you need to know to play in combat is very minimal, and all different.