Wednesday, March 31, 2010

D&D is missing an Armor Class

You learn something new everyday. Yesterday I stumbled across this post about Linen Armor at Asshat Paladins. This lead me to the wikipedia article about Linothroax Armor and the links off of the Wikipedia article are interesting in their own right.

I would classify this as giving +2 armor class if using ascending AC or AC 7 if using descending AC. This what I assign to cuirbouilli or boiled leather armor. If it get wet though that will be issue unless it is protected.

If this the kind of stuff that "Being Lawful Good without being a dick" brings I want to see more of Matt's work.

6 comments:

Rich said...

That is really cool. I somehow had never known about this type of armor. I'm going to add it in my games also. Score one point for Lawful Good!!!

seaofstarsrpg said...

When I did my Ancient Greece-themed game, that is exactly how I statted out linen armor (and with the same caveat about it getting wet). It really is a cool form of armor. Thanks for sharing the links.

Amanda said...

I saw a cool reproduction piece on the history channel that they were beating up and it fared remarkably well against even arrows of the day. They penetrated but not much more than about 1/8".

labsenpai said...

That tv show was cool, and I agree that linen = leather AC. Not every kingdom has lots of livestock or dwarven armorers nearby!

Badelaire said...

Yup, very awesome, and I bet it was probably a lot more comfortable in a sunny/hot climate than boiled/waxed leather armor.

@Amanda: Was that the same show where they covered the Dendra Panoply and it's protective capabilities? If so, that was indeed a pretty awesome piece.

Rusty said...

Thanks, Rob. Considering how many times my character has been dunked in the Majestic Wilderlands, I'll have to pass on the linen.