Armor in Ballidrous often distinguishes a person from one region to the next. Technology and resources are often the main factors in what the armorers or guilds can produce. Trade can also extend the possibilities of encountering certain types of armors that would not be otherwise available. Also, ancient places that have long been safe from pillage and grave robbers may have armor that is rare and of special quality. Here you will find a general list of
armor with brief descriptions.
For Game Mechanics:
The stats and pricing for armor
should be found in the rules of
the game system being used.
It should be up to the gamemaster
as to the final rulings on these
specifics. There are a few
sources to review to know what
particular armor is available.
For starting equipment and local
- check the culture page of the
character, the armor listed
is the most favored and are found
in areas they populate.
- check the travel packs page under the gamemaster's
extras, there are tables used for treasure generation and
gives an idea of rarity.
One suggestion for gamemasters is to also remember that
quality of the craftsmanship can alter both the price and
Banded - consisting of strips of either hardened leather or metal in overlapping sections across the body.
Brigandine - consisting of riveted platesof steel to the inside of a leather or canvas garment.
Chain - small steel rings linked togetherto form a mesh garment.
Lamellar - consisting of small
plates of either hardened leather
or metal connected together in
Leather - consisting of soft and/or hardened leather sections eitherlaced or strapped to fit.
Padded - consisting of a heavy, quilted, or overlaid cloth.
Plate - consisting of large metal plates.
Ring - consisting of metal rings sewn directly to a leather or cloth garment.
CHAIN MIAL SHIRT AND COIF
STUDDED LEATHER ARMOR
PLATE MAIL ARMOR
CHAIN MIAL ARMOR
SPLINT MAIL ARMOR
SCALE MAIL ARMOR
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Scale - consisting of metal or leather scales sewn directly to a leather or cloth garment.
Splint - consisting of chain mail in the areas needing flexibility in maneuvering, such as sides, hips, and joints, while having small interlocking plates with chain links in the front and back portions of the torso and along the arms and legs.
Studded Leather - leather armor fitted with metal studs or spikes.