Riot Shield

Riot Shield

Category:
weapon (melee)
Description:

RIOT SHIELD
Carried throughout the galaxy by law enforcement officers
responding to riots and violent protests. riot shields
are a symbol of faceless authority and, occasionally,
oppression. Worn strapped to an officer’s non-dominant forearm,
a riot shield averages around a meter long and nearly
as wide, providing almost complete cover for a kneeling
or crouching officer. They are constructed from a
variety of materials. The shields are typically shaped in
such a way as to help deflect incoming thrown objects
and stand up to sustained fire from nearly any sidearm,
although anything more powerful than a heavy blaster
makes short work of a riot shield and the officer behind
it. In addition to their obvious protective qualities. riot
shields can be used as improvised. somewhat awkward
melee weapons. allowing an officer to push and bash
his way through a crowd if need be.
Riot shields require one hand to wield, and so can
only be used with pistols and one-handed me lee weapons.
Some riot shields incorporate a slot or mag-lockto allow the user to support a Ranged (Heavy) weapon
with the shield itself (firing the weapon one-handed
while wielding the riot shield in the other hand). A riot
shield with this feature costs an additional 100 credits
and has no hard points. Firing a rifle locked to the
shield in this way is somewhat cumbersome, and adds
• to combat checks with both weapons.

Type: Melee
Special: Cumbersome 3, Defensive 2, Deflection 2, Disorient 1
Skill Needed: Melee
Damage: 0
Critical: 6
Range: Engaged
Encum: 1
Hard Points: 1
Rarity: 4
Cost to buy: 300

Bio:

Riot Shield

Chronicles of the Amber Wolfe Palandar