I may have just missed the section but what are the rules for making shields? I know armour has to be pretty much full decorum (so no using a plastic viking helmet for a helm) but I cannot find anything on what to make shields with. As they are blocking weapon blows and have to be pretty hard wearing it is a quandary. In our local group only one other person I know of has made a shield and it was a foam mats build. I have done similar. I want something that will not break in 2 weeks so was thinking could you make just a legit shield? If it does have to be foam can it have a wooden backing? Just hope too get as much information as I can. Building and making your own stuff is one of the best parts of Larp .