[PnP] Shields and weapons

Scott Adams longshotgm at comcast.net
Tue May 12 05:16:12 CEST 2015

I've used a rough system like that for house rules on this stuff. 
Even if you have a 200% chance for a hit there is always a chance for 
a miss.  So nothing is a sure thing in my world.  No big suggestions 
though.  Butkeep in mindmost folks hate pnp because of its complex 
nature - so more math means folks will hate it more.  So keep that in 
mind. Course folks here are die harders so no big deal.

At 08:09 PM 5/10/2015, you wrote:
>Additionally, I am working on a list of new shield types.  I've been 
>doing a fair amount of research and finding that there are a lot 
>more different types of shields available historically, some of 
>which could be made by certain skilled individuals (such as 
>tanners!  Yes, some excellent shields were made strictly from 
>hides!).  Too many of the weapons and armor are financially out of 
>reach of the lower class characters.  There is a way to fix that 
>without resorting to 'loaning' the character money or 
>weapons.  Also, the shields might be more useful against some 
>weapons than against others.  For instance, a hide shield might not 
>be a great defense from a mace or sword (except as a deflector) but 
>was often considered excellent against arrows and thrusting weapons 
>like spears (and they were quite light!).
>I'm going to do something similar with some weapons as well.  I 
>found out there were some 'cheats' that made weapons 
>easier/quicker/cheaper to make at a cost to quality (and one can 
>assume FV and, possibly, WSB).  But again, it might be able to put 
>the weapons in the price range of some lower class characters.  But 
>it explains how some of the army militias were so quickly armed (I 
>know, some of the places have armories, but for thousands...?  And 
>are you really going to give Grunt the Peon a nice sword?).
>I've had way too much time on my hands lately to think about this 
>stuff (due to medical issues-not life threatening).
>Dave Sanders
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