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The next installment of the Master at Arms series doesn’t deal with a weapon; instead it explores a piece of equipment that no self-respecting warrior would be caught without: the shield. The shield has never gotten its due in the d20 system, and the 3-level shieldbearer prestige class seeks to rectify that oversight. A shieldbearer brings a host of shield-related abilities into combat, both defensive and offensive. A skilled shieldbearer can use his shield to stop a giant’s club cold, resist the effect of a dragon’s breath, or simply smash his opponent’s to flinders. 

So give your fighters a reason to choose something other than a greatsword or a pair of scimitars, with Blackdirge Publishing and Master at Arms: Shieldbearer. 

Master at Arms – Shieldbearer contains 7 pages of new d20 material, which includes the following:

  • A historical look at the shield
  • Author’s design notes
  • The shieldbearer prestige class
  • Mazzog “The “Wall,” an ogre shieldbearer mercenary
  • A new shield special ability: mighty bashing
  • Illustration by Jesse Mohn
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Peter I. [Featured Reviewer]
January 14th, 2008
Master at Arms: Shieldbearer is the 16th instalment in Blackdirge Publishing's Master at Arms series. Each product in the series features an historical overview of a particular weapon or class of weapons, and then presents a short 3 or 5 level prestige [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on January 03, 2008.