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Can Nymphs use shields in Mazes & Minotaurs?

For other classes, it's explicitly states which items cannot be used. For Nymphs it only says:

"Nymphs may never wear any kind of armor, as it obviously detracts from their natural (and even supernatural) grace."

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given the intent of that rule (detracts from natural grace) it would suggest that the answer is no.

Wearing armour would obviously hide a nymph's natural charms, and I would consider a nymph with hulking great shield to be similarly grace-less.

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Mind you, some of the "armour" in fantasy art doesn't hide much (read: any) of the charms of portrayed females. :) – JUST MY correct OPINION Dec 13 '10 at 14:07
@JUST MY correct OPINION: That is TRUE. – Matt Joiner Dec 13 '10 at 16:48
well... I always figured it wasn't about protecting the wearer, more about distracting the attacker :) – gbjbaanb Dec 14 '10 at 13:56

I am not an expert on the specific game system, but if the intent is "not to hide th nymph's natural charms" I'd allow a buckler-style shield (assuming the rules allow this kind of distinction) - i.e. anything "small" is ok in my book.

Think a more or less naked female version of Captain America and let me know if this "hides the charms" or not... ;)

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I don't think 'grace' means 'physical figure' here :) The shield's not in the way by hiding her boobs behind it, its to get in the way of the overall sensuous movement and look. Give a ballerina a buckler and see if she still dances as well - that's where I was coming from. – gbjbaanb Dec 21 '10 at 12:56

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