For the Palladium RPG, the S.D.C. of shields are as follows:
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Characters with W.P. Shield get +1 to parry at levels 1,3,6,9,12, and 15. A shield can be used in one hand and a weapon in the other. +1 to strike with shield (1D4 damage) at levels 4,8, and 12. There are no bonuses to strike when thrown.