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Old 12-21-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default Choosing Deflect for a Shield or Weapon

Using GCA,m how do you select the modifiers for selecting Deflect for a Shield or a Weapon?
I am trying to enchant a sword and a shield using the Defect enchantment. The only checkable options are for Armor but the spell specifically states it can be applied to armor, clothing, a shield, or a weapon.
Also my GM has stated that in his campaign that Deflect placed on a sword will only affect a Parry defense. Question is how to I adjust the weapons parry then?
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Choosing Deflect for a Shield or Weapon

Someone else more knowledgeable on the specifics will have to backup me up or correct me on this, but...

I believe the statement in the book on how Deflect works is based on the idea of whole items and whole body protection, so basically if the protection applies to the whole body you'd just pick "All, 100" from the list, and not worry about the rest of the options there. (I believe if you enchant just a piece of armor, then the Deflect bonus is meant only to apply to hits against that piece, and not to act as an overall defense bonus.)

As for affecting only Parry for a weapon:

1) go ahead and put the ~Deflect modifier on the sword,
2) then in the Character Modifiers list, click on it, and click Edit,
3) then click the Full Edit Window button.
4) You'll then be looking at the grid of tags and tag values.
5) Find the gives line,
6) then click on the text that says +1 to owner::db,
7) and carefully change it to say +1 to owner::parry
8) to change the effect.
9) Click OK until you're back to GCA.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Choosing Deflect for a Shield or Weapon

Thanks Armin
I am extremely new to GURPS so I thank you for your quick reply. I do know how the DB works, just my GM has ruled otherwise and I do not have a problem about that.
OK I got it in GCA, took me a couple tries, and thanks to you I figured it out.

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Old 12-21-2017, 03:33 PM   #4
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You're welcome. I'm glad you got it.
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