|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||3||-1||-1||Large||Ancient||Noisy|
|Piece Metal Armor||4||-1||—||Large||Blacksmith||Noisy|
|Bomb Disposal Suit||6||—||-2||Large||Combustion||Static|
|Combat Hardsuit||8||-3||-2||Large||Fusion||Noisy Powered|
|Assault Hardsuit||10||-5||-3||Large||Fusion||Loud Powered|
A hardened breastplate of boiled leather, hardened linen, or soft metal like bronze. Often worn with arm and leg bracers. Later 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 as it can worn under outer clothes.
A long tunic made of heavy chains, this covers the upper arms and legs as well as giving more substantial torso protection. It is heavier noisier than the mail shirt.
Piece Metal Armor
Either a full coat of mail including arms, legs, and head, 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 and expensive.
A breastplate of forged iron.
A breastplate with segmented armor covering the arms and upper legs.
An armored metal carapace covering the whole body like a second skin. Expensive and beautiful, this is a status item.
Made for mounted knights participating in dangerous bouts of jousting. Compared to full plate, this is heavier and less segmented, offering less freedom of movement. This kind of armor is basically useless on foot.
A heavy plated vest worn by gunners to protect them from shrapnel, the Flak Jacket is not intended for infantry 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. Heavier servos makes this kind of armor noisy.
A dedicated heavy armor, generally worn only by elite troops. Practically a small fighting robot, the power unit of an assault hardsuit sounds much like a jet engine.