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Re: (TFT) Shields - Rick's shield adjustments.
Not trying to rules lawyer just clarify. Can Shield 2 & 3 be preformed
with a buckler say or is it meant more as an Agis thing?
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 10:33 PM, Rick Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Meg,
> From my readings, I've gotten the impression that shields are a
> defence than regular TFT shows. I've beefed up shields in these ways.
> 1) I've made the Agis shield that stops 3 and gives people a -2 adj
> 2) I've added two new talents, Shield 2 and Shield 3. These are
> IQ 9
> Shield 2 ( 2) Coreq Shield and an adj DX of 13+
> Your shield now stops an extra 2 hits from attacks thru your front
> IQ 11
> Shield 3 (2) Coreq Shield 2 and an adj DX of 16+
> If you have a shield ready and are attacked thru your front hexes with a
> non-missile weapon, the attacker is at a -3 DX adjustment.
> A few months ago, there was a discussion of shield walls, which also
> shields more powerful.
> This fits into my philosophy of allowing TFT characters do awesome
> if they are good enough.
> Warm regards, Rick.
> On 2015-11-30, at 9:34 PM, Meg Tapley wrote:
>> On 10/21/15 2:05 PM, Edward kroeten wrote:
>>> One word on TFT and reality: shields!
>> So how might shields be treated more realistically, while maintaining
> a playable level of simplicity?
>> I was thinking about instituting a rule where you can defend (force
> opponent to roll 4vDX to hit) with a shield while also attacking, but
> take a -4 DX penalty to your attack since it's now counted as a second
>> Alternatively, attacking a shield-bearing figure could be treated as
> attacking someone behind cover, particularly for missile weapons, giving
> a DX penalty depending on the size of the shield.
>> - Meg
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