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#13456
Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 8  
Basically does Shield of steel stack with armoured dex?

It is not technically a skin in that you can have a shield of steel and another skin running simultaneously. With max ac it obviously didn't matter but now it might make a difference.
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#13457
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 22  
with my usual caveat of "waiting to be overruled"

I'd currently allow armoured dex to stack with it on the grounds that;
1) it only affects the weapon damage (not any spells/invocations attached)
2) it can't be extended (the usual selling point)
3) Minimum damage means you are still getting slapped about

However I am not the BBer in May
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#13458
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 14  
I am happy to run with that for May, but I will have Mr Rules with me, so will let him decide
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#13482
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 14  
+1 to what Shaun said.
With min damage it seems entirely reasonable to add dex to it.
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#13485
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 4  
I'd be fine with Dex stacking although I'd also consider whether it just means you take min damage from weapon blows. (phys at 6, add magic at 7 and power at 8).

This was a suggestion from Mr Short way back when we first playtested min damage and I'm still kind of drawn to it.
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#13486
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 22  
Hmm instant minimum damage is a nice way of doing it. Saves having to keep track of the "normal" ACs (for use vs invocations) and the SoS AC which keeps the BB a bit cleaner (always a winner in my opinion )
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#13491
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 8  
+1 to the instant min idea. The number of times that makes a difference to the overall damage is very small but it does make a difference to the battleboard and makes working things out slightly easier.
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#13492
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 14  
OK, Mr Rules has spoken

Min damage it is then - we will playtest this next week.
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#13499
Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 14  
Min damage from blows is certainly a nice, neat way of doing things but it's quite a boost to the spell, particularly at the high end of the system. That would also effectively make you immune to all curses including naughtiness like cosmic. Pretty tasty. But then it's a non-extendable, self only spell that's only really used when released from an Armoury so probably not much of an issue.
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Re:Shield of Steel and Dex? 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 6  
Shield of Steel has been a real wildcard since the very early days of the system. It's utility has ranged from "Meh" to "Dear Gods, they must be joking" and all points in-between.

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