Okay, so if the normal course of combat has been abstracted, such that you can get results without necessarily damaging your opponent, does that mean there will be a greater emphasis on non-lethal combat?
I hope Holden doesn't mind if I interject here!
You can totally run duels, sparring matches, and other such things in the system, and it will work fine. (In contrast, the one sparring match I played in Ex2 ended in my poor fragile Sidereal almost dying. Whoops.)