Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pathfinder House Rules, Shields

Another short set of house rules pertaining to Pathfinder.


Shields work as per Pathfinder Core Rules however A Buckler or Hand Buckler gains +1 to AC, A Small Shield +2, A Large Shield +3 and a Tower Shield +4.

in addition Rogues are proficient with the Buckler and Hand Buckler but not other shields.

These changes are to give shields a bit more oomph , to simplify things re: the buckler which I think is needed, and to swashbuckler up the Rogue.

Hand Buckler

This weapon and defensive device is a widely carried personal protection defense item o. It functions as a buckler save that it fills the hand. Someone proficient with a hand bucker can also use it as an offhand weapon without loosing its +1 to AC . In that us it is a light weapon with the following stats

Small Weapon 1d3 Medium Weapon 1d4 Crit: 19-20/x2 — 1 lb. B

All other stats and costs are as per a Buckler.

And yes, this item is a way to try and bring historical buckler fighting into Pathfinder without dropping the somewhat silly but fun and fair rules we have now .

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