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Old 10-16-2022, 10:19 AM   #10
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Default Re: cheesegrater as improvised shield

Originally Posted by RGTraynor View Post
Yeah, this is more like it. You'd have to rivet a dozen cheese graters together to make something the size of one buckler, and I'd have a hard time imagining the grate being able to inflict as much as 1 HP damage -- they're what, 3mm out?
Actually, no. GURPS allows a bare shield boss to be used as a Buckler with DB0. A smaller shield boss isn't much larger than a large-size cheese grater, perhaps 6" in diameter and 3" deep - the size of a large soup bowl.

That's about the size of the grater shown in the clip, which is clearly used two-handed and interposed between the defender's face and the attacker's fist, rather than used to deflect the blow. It's an obvious AoD (Block) defense.

That said, if you wanted to use a cheese grater or something like it using Knife skill, -1 to Parry is certainly warranted.
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