Report The Adventure of the Great Hunt - a Quickstart preview of Greg Stafford's "ultimate edition" for the Pendragon RPG in Pendragon & Prince Valiant Posted October 19, 2020 I'm still not clear on my opinion on all the changes that are proposed for the 6th edition in the Quickstart, but I'm looking forward to testing them. Reviewing these new rules, I have a question: The section "Armor, shield, and Parry Protection" (page 6) reads as follows: "Armor and shields absorb damage; parries block it. The total value of the loser’s Armor Protection is subtracted from the winner’s base damage. If the loser rolled a Partial Success, they may also apply the Shield or Parry protection value of their shield / weapon. The difference is the actual damage the loser takes " What is the difference, if any, between "absorbing" damage by armor and / or shield and "blocking" with a parry? Thanks and long life to Pendragon!