merton_monk wrote on Mon Dec 31 16:50:05 2001:
> --- In pcgen@y..., "packalpha2000" <yahoo@v...> wrote:
> > I still don't understand this whole issue. Why didn't they just
> > make a Shield Bonus. That way it would stack with the appropriate
> > other stuff.
> > Sheesh.
> Heh - because Bracers of Armor wouldn't stack with those either. I
> know... it's a slight breakage of consistency on their part unless
> you look at a shield as being part of a complete set of armor.
y'know what makes it worse? I've always considered the shield a very
specialized *weapon*. I've found, when designing or modifying combat
systems, it makes certain aspects much more elegant and easier.
Ah, well... I can see why it was done that way. A shield is used to,
well, *shield* people, right? It's a strictly protective item and can
be treated as armor, right?
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