Scene: Rexor attacks Conan.
Rexor (as Thulsa Doom):I rolled a ten!
DM:Let's see. Level 5 fighter against armor class 6 - that's
Conan:But I have a dexterity bonus - my AC is five, so it's
Rexor (as Thulsa Doom):But you were surprised.
Conan:No I wasn't. We're in the middle of combat.
DM:You were talking to Thorgrum, and observing your
Conan:Since when is talking an action?
DM:You were distracted, and I don't allow a
dexterity bonus when caught flat-footed.
Subotai:Hey, what about your shield?
Conan:Oh, right. I also have a shield.
DM:You're not using that.
Conan:Yes I am. It's right here on my sheet.
Rexor (as Thulsa Doom):What's happening?
DM:Alright. That gives you a five A.C. It's a miss.
Rexor (as Thulsa Doom):But... Conan doesn't use a shield!