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 Post subject: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:50 am 
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This has already probably been addressed but I am going to ask. Can one cast with holding a sword in one hand and a shield in the other? If not, give some helpful hints on how to make this work.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:38 am 
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Psionic: Yes.
Any Other: No.

Dump your Shield @ spd 2 if you need to cast?

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:16 am 
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Thanks, I missed the "save Psionics" part.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:13 am 
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val Holryn wrote:
Psionic: Yes.
Any Other: No.

Dump your Shield @ spd 2 if you need to cast?


Why Speed 2? Stowing a weapon is the speed cost of the weapon (unless you have Quick Draw at Tier 3). Therefore, stowing a shield away to cast a spell would be Speed 3, 4 or 5 (for Buckler, Small, and Large respectively). You could drop it of course but that's different.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:55 am 
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I mean dump/drop. Not stowing. I don't think dropping a shield is a freebie. But am away from books right now so don't know why I said speed 2. Maybe a simple action?

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:57 am 
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Drop = free, Pick up= 2. This is improved with Quick Hands (ta) for two handed weapons.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:14 am 
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Nierite wrote:
Drop = free, Pick up= 2. This is improved with Quick Hands (ta) for two handed weapons.


Is dropping a large or larger shield really free? Aren't they usually strapped to the arm? Picking up does provoke free strikes, keep that in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:06 am 
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Rules for dropping ANYTHING is free. Quirk of the mechanics.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
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Nierite wrote:
Rules for dropping ANYTHING is that it is free. Quirk of the mechanics.


Still, dropping items means enemies could pick them up. I remember this discussion when an Altherian wanted to carry and drop lots of flintlock pistols :)

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:22 pm 
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I remember that discussion.

Pedro's summary:
Player: "I drop my flintlock and draw another."
Pedro: "The minion picks up your pistol and runs away. He dies old and wealthy."

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