Small Shield

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A type of Shield

A small shield is between 36 square inches (6.8 inch diameter) and three square feet (23.45 inch diameter).

  • All shield measurements are the exterior surface area on a flat plane.
  • A small shield may be strapped to an arm instead of wielded in a hand.

Additional construction rules:

  1. Must not break or bend significantly during the course of combat. Rigid or easily breakable foam, or low-density foams, are inappropriate for all-foam shield construction. Some acceptable materials are:
    • Sturdy high-density foam.
    • Plywood.
    • High impact plastics.
    • Aluminum.
  2. Must have an opaque, durable cover such as cloth or PlastiDip.
  3. The rim and face of the shield must be padded by at least 1” of closed cell foam.
    • All-foam shields do not require any additional padding so long as the foam itself would be considered padding.
  4. Hard edges may not be exposed on any surface which can reasonably come into contact with another player or their equipment.


  1. A player may only wield one shield at a time.
  2. Must be gripped in a hand in order to be considered wielded.
    • A shield that is gripped in a hand may also have a support strap around the arm.
    • A blow that strikes a non-wielded shield strapped to a player, such as a shield slung across a back, is considered to strike the player as if the shield had not been there.

Classes limited to a Small Shield:

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