I understand, that at some time in the past, it was possible to brawl with the Unarmed Brawler type NPC. From my understanding, this was a scripted thing. So my question is, will brawling be reintroduced at some later stage (possibly with the arrival of combat) or should i just ditch my brawlers for now.
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It is supposed to be reintroduced, but Clarr was responsible for fixing up some new code so it was less one-dimensional and actually took into account your's and the NPC's skills. But he obviously been busy with actual combat.
Brawling is likely to come back in the combat phase. When I spoke to Clarr about the old code, he said that it was longer than half the rest of the code in the game and needed to be completely revamped. Probably why it hasn't been reinstated, as its not an important feature.