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Newbiespud 14th Nov 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
If you have the opportunity to watch that cake splatter frame by frame, I highly suggest you try it out. It's an impressive shot. Rarity's face makes for one heck of a deflective shield.

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ANW 14th Nov 2017, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Human shield stories.
Both good and bad
Digo Dragon 14th Nov 2017, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Most hilarious human shield fail for my group was in d20 Modern--

Party battling a sorcerer and he has several humanoid were-bat creatures as meat shields. I go for a double tap, but declare I'm aiming below the belt on the werebat. Sensing danger to the "family jewels" the bat dodges.

And the fight was over. XD
Robin Bobcat 14th Nov 2017, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
I play NERO, a boffer-style LARP.

My character is normally the group healer, but has a special ability that basically lets him transform (once a day) into a wall of meat. A truly massive amount of hit points and armor.

we were fighting a difficult position, with a bad guy throwing huge amounts of damage at us. I basically interposed myself between him and the rest of the party, soaking up the damage as needed.

Later: "Dude, how the HELL were you taking that much damage? You weren't reducing that I could tell, and you took over three hundred points of damage!"
"Closer to five hundred. And I am just that tough when transformed."
"Dang.."
"Fun fact: YOU NEVER BREACHED MY ARMOR."
"Buh.. what?"
"Yep. each time I ducked to the side it was to replenish it."
"... I think I need to lie down."
Malroth 14th Nov 2017, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
My Undead Oracle regularly uses shield Other on all the other party members to soak up pretty much all the damage that the party takes, which he then recovers due to lifesteal+ fast healing + negative energy AOE's
Anon 14th Nov 2017, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
We just had one last week. Going through Tomb of Annihilation, and ran into a scouting party of what were, frankly, goblin ninjas. Their chieftain was a nibble little so-and-so, and every time we managed to connect he grabbed one of his minions and used him for a shield.

We got the last laugh. He finally ran out of meat shields and took a double swing at our storm cleric. Which prompted divine retaliation, which was further maximized by burning a Channel Divinity use. There wasn't much left except some of his mask.
ionotter 15th Nov 2017, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
ionotter
I was in a Shadowrun 2020 tournament, playing "Million Nuyen Bounty", and I was playing a Detective. The plot was simple: Mr. Johnson is the sole witness that can clear our name and keep us alive.

The wrinkle: Megacorp put a 1,000,000 Nuyen bounty on his head. Not the rest of him, just his head.

At one point, we got tangled up with some random runners, and their troll pulls out a Streetsweeper Shotgun. He aims it right at Mr. Johnson, who has absolutely ZERO survival skills, whatsoever.

Me: "I throw myself between the troll and Mr. Johnson!"

GM: *blink-blink* "I'm sorry, what?"

Me: "I yank Mr. Johnson out of the way and take the shots for him. I've got an armored duster."

GM: *peers at me over his glasses* "I'm sorry, this is a Heckler & Koch Streetsweeper, so I really want to make sure this is what you want to do."

Me: *explains how Mr. Johnson is dead if he gets hit, and the party will also be dead too*

GM: *stares for a long moment* Okay? Roll your soak.

The troll got six successes on his hit roll. I got six on my soak. So I wasn't reduced to hamburger, but my sorry butt got tenderized reeeal good. Mr. Johnson was unscathed (and IMMENSELY grateful) and survived to testify on our behalf.

I got Third Place in the tournament and Best Roleplayer.