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Old 10-04-2017, 02:48 AM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2010
Default Re: Optional Damage to Cloaks

Originally Posted by Ulzgoroth View Post
A cloak in use is not held taut. It probably should be resistant to crushing damage

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
I'm not entirely sure what the cloak as a shield is supposed to represent. It could just be 'wrap it around your arm and then block with your arm', which is a completely realistic thing to do, but it's not clearly a cloak skill, it's more like brawling parry plus heavy layered cloth armor on your forearm. All the other options I can think of are better described as a parry or obscurement.
The cloak is held loose in the hand and used to effect the fight much like a shield or weapon would. (terms themselves that are not mutually exclusive in RL)

link to an article on it

Bit of re-enactment that looks pretty kosher
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