Combat House Rules
Shields Shall Be Splintered
Any damage from a single attack can be ignored by being absorbed by a shield, including a critical hit. When used this way, the shield immediately becomes unusable, shattered by the blow. Magic shields, on the other hand, don’t get destroyed, but are instead just broken. They cannot be used until repaired with a Smith’s Kit (DC 10) and an hour of painstakingly delicate work.