Drool wrote:Heh. No, this is a very advanced character. Str: 50, IQ: 42, LK: 30, SP: 25, AGL: 31, DEX: 25, CHA: 16
Oh, and... huh. How about that. Brawling's 5 and Pugilism is 7. That's a start, I guess. Maybe I've just had some really rotten luck. Time to spend more time using the power of the written word.
On my playthroughs it seemed to work the other way:
The lower the governing attribute the easier to get skill levels.
So perhaps your attributes are just too high.
And as I said before it also seems to be a lot easier to get skill Levels when fighting
the Scorpitron or Brother Goliath than doing lots of random fights. On my last playthrough Brawling skill progression was pretty much like:
1. Start with Brawling 1,
2.Level 2: as fast as possible fighting some random Robots in the Temple of Blood near the entrance
3. Level 3-6: Scorpitron with Clubs
4. Level 7: Brother Goliath with Clubs
5. Level 8 via Base Cochise Brawling skill checks
I tried to get the melee skills up to 6 as fast as possible. So my party was pretty low Level
when I started fighting the Scorpitron. This resulted in getting something like 2 Level of Knife Fighting in
just one combat turn and several increases before I needed to flee to heal up. And Clubs worked best for me to level Brawling. I can't remember I ever got a level with improvised Weapons like Books or Hand Mirrors as some say.