Combat in Renowned Explorers, an exploration game with a tactical combat core, isn’t called combat. It’s called “encounters”. Because you don’t always use combat. Sometimes you use friendliness or deviousness. Combat is just one of the three types of attacks.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2015/09/07/renowned-explorers-discovers-an-exciting-new-kind-of-combat