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Tower shields and creature size Edit

Creatures of small stature (including gnomes and halflings) may not use tower shields.

Perhaps the above addition might be expanded to "creatures can only use shields up to one size larger than they are" or keep the above substituting "creatures" with "characters." I just find that the current seems to imply further broadness than it deals with. WhiZard 00:49, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

  • Wouldn't that be saying that medium-sized creatures could not use tower shields? (Tower shields are larger than large shields, and "large" is one size category larger than "medium".) --The Krit 16:59, August 8, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes, there doesn't appear to be a general creature size + 1 rule for usable shield sizes. Frankly, I haven't actually tested if the prohibition for tower shields applies to all shield-using small creatures; I was assuming that the note on the tower shield page was correct. It seems sensible, though I am only confident that it's true for PC halflings, gnomes, and kobolds (Deekin). - MrZork 00:27, August 9, 2011 (UTC)
  • Looked into it. Tiny and small creatures cannot use tower shields (though they can use both small and large). So perhaps the wording could be: "Creatures smaller than medium size (including gnomes and halflings) may not use tower shields." WhiZard 02:16, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
  • Doesn't surprise me. (That would have been my guess.) But maybe turn the sentence around for a little variety (the other note also begins with "creature", otherwise it's really just personal preference): "Tower shields additionally require that the wielder be medium-sized or larger. (In particular, gnomes and halflings may not use tower shields, even with this feat.)" Eh, that is more words, so it is worse by a conciseness criteria. But, yeah, something that makes the association with creature size rather than the dummy feat would be good. --The Krit 02:03, August 13, 2011 (UTC)
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