[Runequest] RQ3 - Centaur armor

Alban de ROSTOLAN aluban at yahoo.fr
Fri Sep 14 19:35:17 EST 2012

I would use the following ruling here :

-A medium-sized centaur can use the armor of medium-sized human (11-15).
-A short centaur can use the armor of short human (6-10).
-A big centaur can use the armor of big human (16-20).

I don't have SIZ ranges for Centaurs at hand, so I can't give actual numbers for what are "short" or "big" Centaurs...

 De : Marko Perälä <perala at student.uef.fi>
À : "runequest at rpgreview.net" <runequest at rpgreview.net> 
Envoyé le : Vendredi 14 septembre 2012 10h56
Objet : [Runequest] RQ3 - Centaur armor
RQ3 question: A centaur wears a human armor on his human parts. What sized armor can he wear?

I mean, a centaur is a lot larger than a human, SIZ usually in the 30s. So if his armor used full SIZ to determine, what sized armor he could wear, all human sized armor would never fit him - not even on his human half. Even further, if full SIZ was used for all his armor, the weight of such massive suit would be excuciating, since centaur's STR and CON are a lot less than his SIZ. I figure that centaur's SIZ should be approximately halved in regards to what sized armor fits on human parts (allowing human armor to be used) and then use full SIZ to determine the cost of barding over horse parts, but that's just an impression. Is there any official word (or something passing as such) on this?

Marko Perälä

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