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Shielding, Parrying, and Armor

A shield reduces the amount of damage a character takes after a successful attack.

Examples:

ITEM DAMAGE REDUCTION
Hubcap 1
Trash Can Lid 2
Riot Shield 5

A parry adds a bonus to a defender’s Dexterity roll. Items that could be used to parry include

Examples:

ITEM BONUS
Broomstick 1
Rapier 2
Baseball Bat 2
Rifle 3

Wearing protective gear increases the Target Number when trying to dodge attacks. Some armor only protects against certain types of attacks. Also, players may suffer negative effects from wearing cumbersome armor.

Partial List:

ARMOR DAMAGE TYPE BONUS EFFECT
Bicycle Helmet (head)Both 1None
Fencing Armor PEN 1None
Motorcycle Helmet (head)Both 2None
Armored Motorcycle Jacket (torso)BFT 2-1 Dex
Trash can over body BFT/PEN 2/4-3 Dex, -4 Per
Bulletproof Vest (torso only)PEN 3None
Medieval Armor Both 4-3 Dex
Riot Gear Both 5-2 Dex

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