In the Rephaim chapter under the section about Vehicles it says Rephaim are remarkably able to adapt to human technologies and that zombies and skeletons are often found in captured vehicles.
I am going assume that means zombies and skeletons have a d4 in driving
Only one person in this thread has brought up the notion of using a shield as a main damage dealing weapon or for some reason throwing one’s shied away in the middle of a fight. That person is not me. Using a shield for something other than what it is designed to do, like as a main weapon, a boomerang, a bowl for stew, polishing it off and using it as a mirror, using it instead of an umbrella, using it as a diaper changing station, a parabolic antenna, a snowboard and many more are all gargantuanly bad ideas. And I am sure there are a whole horde of experts that can make hour long completely unnecessary vids explaining the obvious to people that have been brought up by reality tv shows.
I am from Scandinavia and have been exposed to Viking and Old Norse culture throughout my upbringing and education. I thus only see shields used for defence against an attacking foe, cover from ranged attacks and punching ones foe away. And to my knowledge this is actually the way all cultures use shields. This is also the functions Savage Worlds attributes to a shield. They furthermore attribute a set of parameters to different shields to represent how effectively they assist the wielder in accomplishing these functions. These are the parameters I suggested can be increased.
The Trademark Weapon does not magically increase the abilities of a weapon. It represents the wielder learning the ins and outs of a specific tool and discovering how she can use them to her advantage. Using the same logic one could devise a multitude of other edges like Trademark Sixtant, Trademark Microscope, Trademark Abacus and so on. All of which give an added advantage when the tools are used as they were intended to by the person that is extra familiar with the specific item. None of them would magically make the tool do unnatural amounts of damage if used as a weapon or for some reason fly back when chucked away.
I was really inspired by the imagery Hellfrost uses to depict shield use and how it reminds me of the Viking and Old Norse stories of my childhood. This concept is deeply ingrained in the character I play. So I thought of Trademark Shield and suggested it here so you could bring it to all your players so they can use a shield as a secondary defence weapon even more.
You are right. I will talk to my group and GM and see if we could introduce it on our own. Silly me who thought this was a forum where one can suggest rules and other things and expected an environment where they can be logically discussed. Instead my idea is twisted and corrupted according to other people’s preconceptions and I am treated as an irritant that has to be dealt with as soon as possible. I will not do that again.
I guess if one cannot actually discuss the rules in this forum the only other thing that’s left is praising the setting:
Thanks for an awesome setting!
P.S. Using a shield as an umbrella is not that bad an idea. Specially if ones foe is slightly elevated. Let me spell that out for you less you link to a vid telling me not to put lipstick in a gasoline tank or to shave with a spoon: “Trademark Umbrella Shield when Fighting an Elevated Foe”.
I see your point. Silly me! Wonder what made me think shield mechanics would be appropriate for Hellfrost