Shields and projectile weapons - I have always struggled to square the circle around permissible technology, especially on Arrakis.
I understand the literary conceit in use - to give combat that visceral, close quarters feel and reinforce the setting (which I like) - while, at the same time, chafing against it because projectile weapons a.) seem to be in general use within military conventions and b.) seems like it would play a role in an Arrakeen urban environment (shields attract sandworms - although, I kind of remember something about how cities are protected from worms).
Clearly, there’s probably no right or wrong answer (only, perhaps more or less true to canon) but what does the board think of projectile weapons and, more specifically, player-owned pistols, rifles, etc.?
Are shields ubiquitous enough in Arrakeen to nullify the advantages of projectile weapons? What about in the open desert?