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Subject: Stregth test and combat encounter modifier rss

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Is there a need to differentiate types of encounter, combat or non-combat, to determine if a strength modifier can be used?
 
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Jan Probst
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Yes, weapons and combat spells tend to have large Combat-only strength boosts.
General-purpose Strength boosts (that can be used in noncombat tests) on various allies or items and such are much lower, usually only +1 at most.

Note: Even if the flavor text of a noncombat test talks about fighting something, it is still a noncombat test. It's only a combat encounter if an enemy token is involved in some form (be that actually on the board, or just referenced from a set aside token for an ambush or something)
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If an effect just says 'Gain +1 (Strength)', then you can use it for any Strength test.

If an effect says 'Gain +1 (Strength) during Combat Encounters', then you can only use it in combat.

As Jan says, there are a few text encounters that involve fights and Strength tests (like the one that has you rescuing someone from a Deep One in a sewer)--but they're not Combat Encounters. An ambush is a Combat Encounter, though.
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