Player Aid-Armor Descriptions

Armor Descriptions

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  Padded Armor is created from layers of cloth placed on top of each other. It is often ceremonial, being not much use, but does offer minimal amounts of protection. The layers of cloth are great for winter months because they provide solid insulation, but will get very sweaty and dirty unless properly laundered often. Several types of metal armors include a layer of padded armor or ‘arming jacket’.
Armor Class : 8

  Hide Armor is much like leather in its working and protection. Often hide armor can be found in remote areas or barbaric lands; it is the most common type used by orcs and many other humanoids. The process of creating hide armor involves curing the beast’s hide and sewing it to clothing. It is often hot and itchy, but offers protection similar to regular leather armor.
Armor Class : 8

  Leather Armor consists of pieces of hardened and/or layered leather. There are a variety of methods for creating this armor, most of which involve boiling, shaping, then stiffening the armor. The leather pieces are sewn to a cloth undergarment for maximum flexibility.
Armor Class : 8

  Studded Leather Armor is similar to regular leather armor, but instead of hardening the leather, metal studs and/or small plates are riveted to it. The studs coupled with the leather material provide added protection from attacks at the slight cost of mobility.
Armor Class : 7

  Ring Mail Armor consists of rings of steel directly sewn to an undergarment. The rings themselves offer great flexibility and decent protection. The underlying garment is usually a soft and supple leather which can withstand mild punishment.
Armor Class : 7

  Scale Mail Armor is made of metal scales directly woven to an undergarment that offers flexibility and moderate protection. A related armor type is Lamellar, where the individual scales or plates are connected together, rather than to a cloth or leather backing.
Armor Class : 6

  Chain Mail Armor consists of rings of metal that are interwoven, rather than being stitched to a leather garment. Chain mail is worn over a padded undergarment; if worn without the padded undergarment, chain mail armor provides an Armor Class of 6 at a weight of 30 pounds. Chain mail is very flexible and durable. It is one of the most popular and affordable armors available to player characters. Chain mail may be made either in the form of a suit (i.e. tunic and trousers) or in the form of a hauberk, which consists of a tunic with a skirt or kilt to protect the legs.
Armor Class : 5

  Splint Mail Armor is a form of chain mail where small strips of thick metal are interwoven amongst the rings of the mail. These small embedded plates offer excellent coverage and thicker protection than regular Chain Mail at the price of additional weight and less flexibility. This also covers other types of ‘enhanced’ chainmail, such as a lamellar cuirass, or Mail and Plate armors without a full breastplate.
Armor Class : 4

  Banded Mail Armor is a type of laminar armor, formed by combining the concepts behind the Roman lorica segmentata with splint mail. This armor is made of overlapping strips of metal sewn to a backing of leather and chainmail. The strips cover vulnerable areas, while the chain and leather protect the joints and provide freedom of movement. Straps and buckles distribute the weight evenly. A suit of this armor includes gauntlets.
Armor Class : 4

  Plate Mail Armor is another common form of metal armor. Large plates of hard metal are fashioned to cover the torso, arms and legs and attached at the joints to an underlying suit of chain mail; a padded undergarment (see Padded Armor, above) is worn underneath. If plate mail is worn without the undergarment, the armor class provided is 4 at a weight of 40 pounds.
Armor Class : 3

Player Aid-Armor Descriptions

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