Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step: Rank + STR
The adept bashes an opponent by making an attack in melee combat using his shield as a weapon. If successful, he makes a Shield Charge Test instead of a Damage Test to determine damage. The attack’s impetus increases the Difficulty Number of any Knockdown Tests his opponent makes—the adept adds his Shield Charge Rank to the Knockdown Difficulty (p. 233). Because of the positioning required, the adept loses his shield protection against all opponents, other than the one he is currently facing, for the remainder of the round.