Strength (ST): The ability to overpower enemies or to lift, move, and break items. This is important in hand-to-hand combat and in physical tasks such as breaking down doors.
Source: Wasteland manual
A ranger with high strength is able to hit hard, carry more gear, take more damage, recover more quickly from injury, and use heavy weapons. Unlike intelligence, !!-strength works retroactively-!! , allowing players to receive CON per level for levels already attained.
++ Max CON per level
+ Base melee damage
++ Max carry weight
++ Starting CON
+ Number of action points
|Max Carry Weight (Pounds)||57||69||81||93||105||117||129||141||153||165|
|CON Per Level||7||8||8||9||9||10||10||11||11||12|
Max Carry Weight (Pounds) = 45 + (strength * 12)
MAXCON = 14 + (strength * 3) + (level * CON Per level) + Lucky HP Rolls
I know it's tempting to just pick up everything you find but it's not worth it. You're a ranger, not a mule. ~ Thrasher