Thread: Shields Down!
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Old January 17 2013, 03:39 AM   #4
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Re: Shields Down!

Deflector shields had two main purposes: protecting the ship from debris and from attack.

I wonder if deflector shields weren't covered in the book because they didn't make much sense. An energy field might dissipate some forms of energy attacks, but the amount of power you'd need would be enormous. And of course, why bother... because all an enemy vessel would have to do is resort to hard missile weapons if you put your shields up.
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