[Runequest] [General RQ] - Trage Shield
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Tue Jan 6 18:05:52 EST 2009
Hi all, wishing you the best for MMIX.
I bought my son (read myself) the first few in an ongoing series of
collectors magazines about Beasts and Beings, they come with nice little
monster statues etc. One of the toopics in each magazine is a weapon and
in one magazine this weapon is called a Targe.
Basically its a shield (a Target or Perhaps a Buckler) that has been
modified with a stree/iron/bronze spike protruding from its boss. The
write up says that they were quite common, especially in the scottish
highlands. The spike was basicallu used to either catch and trap an
opponents blade (I would assume use the same rule as a RQIII Viking Round)
as well as for a pretty lethal shield bash as the spike could be used to
punch through armour and flesh.
Has anyone seen or made up special rules for such a shield. I was thinking
of adding it to my site as a Shield, using basic target or buckler stats
and just siting the damage as impaling and 1D4 + 2 or such.
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