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Offline jasonyarnell

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Centaurs and Armor
« on: August 09, 2017, 06:26:27 PM »
How do you address armor coverage, cost, weight, etc. for centaur type characters?

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Re: Centaurs and Armor
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 10:59:39 AM »
There's definitely going to be more armor as Centaurs have more body parts, so I'd say at least double the weight of a full suit. You also have to consider things like "can a centaur even armor his/her legs?" and other morphology questions.
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Re: Centaurs and Armor
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 11:34:44 AM »
I would start with the armour for a horse and than add torso, and right/left arm. That appears logical to me.

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Re: Centaurs and Armor
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 12:26:00 PM »
Starting with horse armour and adding extra bits makes sense to me too.

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Re: Centaurs and Armor
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 03:12:56 PM »
I would start with the armour for a horse and than add torso, and right/left arm. That appears logical to me.
Starting with horse armour and adding extra bits makes sense to me too.

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Cool, this makes sense to me as well, but where can I find the rules for horse armor? I looked in HARP, Hack & Slash, and Martial Law, but I can't find them.

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Re: Centaurs and Armor
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 02:25:17 PM »
I have looked too and cannot  find anything  publisheed.  I would suggest that you use x1.5 value of base armor  for horse barding and then add the extras for the humanoid portions of the centaur.

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Re: Centaurs and Armor
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 06:03:08 AM »
Groovy, thank you.

 

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