|Heroic Action Role-Play|
Armor in action is something of an oddity, depending on genre. The benefits offered by armor are often dubious, and it attracts undue attention in many places, more so than weapons. It is also possible to bypass armor in various ways. Still, where appropriate, armor can be a great defensive asset, especially against masses of mooks.
|Bronze Full Armor||2||-2||Large||Ancient|
|Piece Metal Armor||2||-1||Large||Blacksmith|
|Bomb Disposal Suit||6||-2||Large||Combustion||Static|
A hardened breastplate of boiled leather, hardened linen, or soft metal like bronze. Often worn with arm and leg bracers. Modern equivalents include protective sportswear made from plastic or cork.
Bronze Full Armor
An all-encompassing suit of soft metal armor, very heavy and clunky. Extremely expensive for its time. Modern protective wear made for goalies in ice hockey and similar heavy protective wear fall in this category.
A soft shirt made of mail rings expertly forged into a fine mesh. This armor remains popular for a long time, worn under outer clothes.
Piece Metal Armor
Either a full coat of mail, a mail long shirt called a hauberk, heavy samurai armor, or composite armor like scale mail or the roman Lorica Segmentata. Affordable military-grade armor.
Full mail armor reinforced with metal at joints and over the chest; very encumbering.
A breastplate with segmented armor covering the limbs.
An armored metal carapace covering the whole body like a second skin, expensive and beautiful.
A heavy plated vest worn by gunners to protect them from shrapnel, the Flak Jacket is not intended for general combat.
Bomb Disposal Suit
A bulky bodysuit of metal and heavy cloth, to be worn when disarming lethal devices, this is unsuited to combat.
New fibrous materials make small lightweight concealable vests possible. These can be worn under street clothes, but are warm and uncomfortable.
A development of the flak jacket using flexible shock-absorbing materials reinforced with metal or ceramic plates, this is generally restricted to heavily equipped police and military units.
Armor can now be made to resemble normal cloth, light and flexible but going rigid when exposed to attacks. This material can be fashioned into combat fatigues or street clothing, but is still not good for evening wear.
A lightweight rigid breastplate and greaves worn over armored combat fatigues, this is the armor worn by the futuristic grunt.
A full plate made of modern light materials, self-supporting and highly durable. The final development of unpowered armor.
A light power armor made to be mobile and flexible.
General duty power armor made for urban assault, rescue operations, bomb disposal and other highly dangerous tasks.
A dedicated heavy armor, generally worn only by elite troops cybernetically enhanced to control it effectively.