[Runequest] Shield & armor questions
shaw at caprica.com
Sun Jan 10 05:58:38 EST 2010
> Second question: In RQ 3, chainmail offers 7 AP, while platemail
>offers 8 AP. Only a 1-point difference. A lot of money and
>encumberance to gain that 1 point of additional protection.
> Do you agree with this? If so, why? If not, then what might you
>suggest for a house rule?
When fighting other human scale opponents, even a single point of
armor is actually quite important in RQ; I'd be very leery of
allowing the armor values to inflate past what they are. As it is
the combination of good armor, Protection and/or Shield can make it
quite hard to hurt an advanced RQ3 character, even sometimes by his peers.
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