On shield shapes...

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Re: On shield shapes...

Postby E.MacKermak » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:19 pm

Eledhwen wrote:It used to be, in the time before dirt was invented (and before the world went crazy with lawsuits), one could strike shins, one's shield edge could contact an opponent, etc. All of that stuff was done away with for safety reasons, insurance, and to a lesser degree, serious pain. Get smacked across the shins by the old grass cutter and you *will* be on your knees, like it or not.

Fixed that for you. :P
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