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Old 07-28-2021, 08:18 AM   #14
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Default Re: Main-gauche vs. Dagger

Originally Posted by TippetsTX View Post
I don't agree. Unless we're talking about a dagger attack, it is unlikely that a shield alone (even a tower shield) will stop all incoming damage. That's not how a shield works. They either block the strike entirely or they don't. At TFT's level of abstraction, a DX penalty is the better mechanic IMO, but that is a topic for another thread.
I completely see where you're coming from. I've thought along a similar line myself, but in the end just didn't want to change a core mechanic.

Anyway, for what it's worth, one way to look at the TFT abstraction is that the attack option represents a series of attempted blows, and the final damage received reflects the sum of hits fully blocked, partially blocked, and unblocked.
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