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PostSubject: Equipment: Armour   Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:33 pm

Armour is mostly classified by weight class, but also by type. Impromptu implies an ad hoc type of protection, and usually act more as special clothing with slight protective qualities. Concealable armour can be concealed beneath most clothing. Tactical armour is large enough that it can only be worn over clothing, and cannot be easily covered up. Archaic armour covers various kinds of ancient-pattern body armours, such as those worn in the Terran middle ages.
There are also two types of Powered Armour: standard powered armour, and the much heavier fully-sealed armour.

Light Armours are light protective armour systems that require the Light Armour Proficiency feat to use.

Medium Armours are sophisticated, middle-weight protective systems requiring Medium Armour Proficiency.

Heavy Armours are large or hefty protective units that require Heavy Armour Proficiency to use effectively.

Powered Armour
Powered armour are medium- and heavy-sized armoured suits with special technology features. They are 'powered' in that they have some kind of electro-mechanical enhancement to the wearer's physical capabilities. The Powered Armour Proficiency feat is required to use these with full effectiveness.
All powered armour is considered to have the following features:
-Environmental Seals, Motorized Joints, Integrated Equipment (computer), Integrated Equipment (head-up display), Integrated Equipment (night vision goggles), and Integrated Equipment (radio) armour gadgets.
-Carrying capacity for the wearer is doubled, and the armour's weight does not count as the powered suit is designed to bear its own weight as well as heavy loads.

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PostSubject: Re: Equipment: Armour   Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:04 pm

Shields, as in physical shields, are an ancient tool of defence. Now, they are normally seen as cumbersome, useless in a more mobile and high-tech battlefield. But some specialist soldiers still use them, and police even moreso. A person proficient with medium and heavy armour is also proficient with shields.


Helmets are protective pieces of headgear. They often come with integrated electronic equipment or comm gear. Unless otherwise stated, most armours do not have a helmet integral to them. Some do, and may be one of the following; if this is the case, the helmet's equipment bonus is assumed to be part of the armour's equipment bonus.

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PostSubject: Re: Equipment: Armour   Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:33 am

Robot Armours are specific sets of armour plating designed for robotic characters. Although composed of durable alloys or resilient plastic polymers, robots are easily damaged. For this reason, combat models are usually equipped with some form of armor, depending on the robot’s frame.
A robot can be equipped with a suit of removable armor (identical in form and function to armor worn by organic characters), or it can have armor integrated into its frame.
Removable Armor: Anthropomorphic robots typically wear removable suits of armor, which provides an equipment bonus to Defense. A robot equipped with removable armor must have the appropriate Armor Proficiency feat to gain the armor’s full equipment bonus, and the armor’s maximum Dexterity bonus applies. Armor penalties on Balance, Climb, Escape Artist, Hide, Jump, Move Silently, and Tumble checks apply as normal.
Integrated Armor: This type of armor is welded or otherwise fixed securely to the robot’s frame. Integrated armor provides an equipment bonus to Defense. Robots equipped with integrated armor suffer no armor penalties if the armor is installed properly. Improperly installed armor causes the robot to take a –10 penalty on Balance, Climb, Escape Artist, Hide, Jump, Move Silently, and Tumble checks.
Installing integrated armor on a robot requires a Craft (mechanical) check (DC 20). The check is made after investing an amount of time determined by the robot’s size: Colossal 24 hours, Gargantuan 12 hours, Huge 6 hours, Large 3 hours, Medium-size 2 hours, Small 1 hour, Tiny or smaller 30 minutes. Integrated armor can be removed in half the time with a successful Repair check (DC 20).

The following table is for Integrated Armour.
ArmourEquipment BonusWeightSpeed PenaltyPurchase DCRestriction
Duraplastic+31/8 robot frame'snone5+ 1/2 robot frame's--
Boron Composite+51/4 robot frame's-1 square10 + 1/2 robot frame's--
Titanium B+61/8 robot frame'snone5 + 1/2 robot frame'sRes (+2)
Carbon Steel+81/2 robot frame's-2 squares10 + 1/2 robot frame'sMil (+3)
Crystal Carbon+81/8 robot frame'snone15 + 1/2 robot frame'sMil (+3)
Duracrete+101/4 robot frame's-2 squares10 + 1/2 robot frame'sMil (+3)

Duraplastic armour is constructed from advanced polymers, like high-grade fiberglass. Although relatively cheap and light, it doesn’t offer tremendous protection.

Boron Composite
This easy-to-acquire alloy is lightweight and reasonably strong, constructed from boron carbide or boron nitride ceramic. It provides a modicum of protection for robots not only operating in combat-heavy environments, but in other dangerous careers where physical hazards abound.

Titanium B
An alloy produced in zero-gravity facilities that mixes titanium with carbon and other materials, Titanium B is standard armouring for vehicles and heavy powered suits.

Carbon Steel
A heavy, durable alloy of steel and carbon composites, this material is very bulky and heavy but provides unparalleled protection.

Crystal Carbon
A speciality, armour plating type grown in orbital zero-gee labs. Crystal Carbon is based around carbon compounds arranged in a crystal lattice similar to diamond. However, it is considerably more durable than diamond as well as heat- and scratch-resistant.

A near-about ship-grade material, duracrete is a polymer compound made from sandwiched layers of crystal carbon, Titanium B, and a blended ceramic composite. This mixture provides enormous protection against attack, but is extraordinarily heavy. Duracrete cannot be applied to Medium or smaller sized robots.

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