[Runequest] Shields (was: Shameful question)

Gianni gianni at basicrps.com
Mon Sep 5 06:07:15 EST 2011


Hi

> either system (Western - sword+shield, Eastern - sword only), 

Shields _were_ used in East Asia (the shield was one of the 18 traditional
weapons of bingqi).
What happens is that shields were more of a battlefield weapon than a martial
arts weapon, so you do not see them featured in Hong Kong films, which are
more focused on stuff like contests between rival martial arts schools.

G.


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