Wednesday, September 2, 2015

D is for Defense, Part 3

I'm still iffy on this one, I wanted a wide variety of improvised shields, but I didn't want to get too ridiculous, or to dependent on certain things as shields, however, in the end, I decided to go with a somewhat limited list in order to increase the chance of getting a post apocalyptic classic. I think I'll leave the general efficiency of these up to the individual GM, though I'd probably go with a Seashell<Plastic<Wood<Thin Metal<Carapace<Thick Metal approach to how defensive these actually are. Also, Shields shall be Splintered is entirely optional, though I think it makes quite a bit of sense with improvised shields like these, for further ideas and notes from D is for Defense, Part 2.

POST APOCALYPTIC SHIELDS
01 55 Gallon Drum Lid Round Shield
02 55 Gallon Drum Scutum
03 Animal Crossing Sign (roll 1d10: 1 – Bear, 2 – Duck, 3 – Donkey, 4 - Cattle, 5 – Bighorn Sheep, 6 - Deer, 7 – Moose, 8 – Horse 9 – Ram, 10 – Sheep)
04 Arrow Diamond Sign
05 Ballistic Shield
06 Barbecue Kettle Grill Lid
07 Bio-Hazard Warning Sign
08 Briefcase
09 Car Door
10 Car Hood
11 Car Hubcap Buckler
12 Car Roof
13 Car Trunk Lid
14 Chiton Shell
15 Civil Defense Shelter Sign
16 Dead End Sign
17 Do Not Enter Sign
18 Do Not Pass Sign
19 Dog Door
20 Flying Disc (Frisbee) Buckler
21 Frying Pan Buckler
22 Garbage Can Lid Shield (metal)
23 Garbage Can Lid shield (plastic)
24 Giant Beetle Carapace
25 Giant Clam Shell
26 Giant Cockle Shell
27 Giant Crab Carapace
28 Giant Oyster Shell
29 Giant Scallop Shell
30 Giant Spider Carapace
31 Hazmat Placard (diamond, various colors; roll 1d10: 1 - Explosives, 2 - Compressed Gasses, 3 - Flammable Liquids, 4 - Flammable Solids, 5 - Oxidizers, 6 - Poisons, 7 - Radioactive Materials, 8 - Corrosive Liquids, 9 - Miscellaneous, 10 - Dangerous)
32 Horseshoe Crab Carapace Buckler
33 HVAC Grille
34 Intersection Diamond Sign (roll 1d8: 1 – Crossroads, 2 – Perpendicular Side Road, 3 – Acute Angle Side Road, 4 – T Road, 5 – Y Road, 6 – Offset Roads, 7 – Circular Intersection, 8 – Merge Arrow)
35 Interstate Shield Sign (roll 1d10: 1 – I-405, 2 – I-5, 3 – I – 70, 4 – I-90, 5 – I-95, 6 – I-10, 7 – I-80, 8 – I-40, 9 – I-75, 10 – I-94; I-74)
36 Manhole Cover
37 Motorist Service Sign (blue & white, roll 1d10: 1 - Rest Area, 2 - Tent Camping, 3 - Food, 4 - Lodging, 5 - Telephone, 6 - Hospital, 7 - Emergency Medical Services, 8 - Information, 9 - Handicapped Accessible, 10 - Airport)
38 Mutated Bark Shield
39 Mutated Leaf Shield
40 No Hitch Hiking Sign
41 No Outlet Diamond Sign
42 No Parking Sign
43 No Passing Zone Pennant Sign
44 No Pedestrian Crossing Sign
45 Park Recreation Sign (brown & white, roll -- skip it, there's like 200 different signs, see http://www.trafficsign.us/draftreccult.pdf and scroll down, they've all got these little identity codes (i.e. "RS-002") that could conceivably be rolled on to randomly determine what specific sign is present, though the PDF doesn't seem to have a complete 1-200 list of all the signs)
46 People Signs: (Roll 1d8: 1 – school people pentagon, 2 - Pedestrian Crossing diamond, 3 – Playground people on seesaw diamond, 4 – Flagger diamond, 5 – Worker diamond, 6 - No Hitchiking Circle, 7 – No Pedestrian circle, 8 – Rectangular Wheelchair Sign)
47 Plastic Wet Floor Sign
48 Pot Lid Buckler
49 Protest Sign
50 Radiation Warning Sign
51 Railroad Crossing Sign
52 Refrigerator Door
53 Replica Captain America Shield
54 Riot Shield
55 Sandwich Board
56 Satellite Dish
57 Seat from Barstool
58 Seat from Metal Folding Chair
59 Serving Platter Shield
60 Shovel Scoop Shield
61 Side of Newspaper Vending Machine
62 Side of a Post Box
63 Speed Limit Sign (roll 1d6: 1 - 25, 2 - 35, 3 - 45, 4 - 55, 5 - 65, 6 - 75)
64 Stop Ahead Diamond Sign
65-85 Stop Sign
86 Storm Drain Grate
87 Suitcase
88 Tactical Shield
89 Telephone Book/Dictionary/Encyclopedia
90 Toboggan
91 Toy Wagon Bed
92 Turtle Shell
93 US Route Shield Sign (roll 1d10: 1 - US 20, 2 – US 6, 3 – US 30, 4 – US 50, 5 – US 60, 6 – US 2, 7 – US 12, 8 – US 66, 9 – US 70, 10 – US 666)
94 Vehicle Diamond Sign (roll 1d10: 1 – Fire Engine, 2 – Bicycle, 3 – Tractor, 4 – Motorcycle, 5 -ATV, 6 – Golf Cart, 7 – Horse Drawn Vehicle, 8 – Car with skid marks, 9 – Truck on a slope, 10 – Tipping Truck)
95 Wheelbarrow Barrow
96 Wooden Cable Reel Side
97 Wooden Cutting Board
98 Wrong Way Sign
99 Yield Ahead Diamond Sign
00 Yield Sign