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So apparently this is how I solve the combat issue: by blowing past it without any explanation. Sounds about right.

In this case, the narrator is urging the player to use their surroundings and possibly some of the items they have on them in creative ways. I just then let the character use a sword we didn't know they had to solve the problem quickly and painlessly.

To be fair, though, it's one thing to think a hero might not have any money on them. It's quite another to think they'd go around unarmed. That's just crazy talk.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.