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Leather Armor


During the few practices I've been to I noticed that I lose arms a lot. And by "a lot" I really mean "A LOT". So I was looking into lighter armor for bracers and I find myself a bit confused by the leather armor rules on Dagorhir's website.

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5.3 - Leather Armor:
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5.3.1 - The minimum thickness for leather armor is 3/16 inch and may be achieved by layering several pieces of thin leather.

5.3.2 - Studded, scaled, or brigandine armor can only be counted as armor if 2/3 of the leather is covered by metal, or the studs/rings/plates are no more than 1/2" apart.



Now, the way I'm seeing it is like this: Leather armor is considered armor at 3/16ths of an inch. Now the second rule says that studded, scaled and brigandine leather is not leather unless 2/3rds of it are covered in metal. I'm assuming that this means that leather UNDER 3/16ths of an inch can be considered armor if it follows that rule? Or is this specifically for those types of leather armor? How would this affect, say...a simple leather bracer?
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Re: Leather Armor


Leather 3/16" and thicker is armor.

Don't bother with the studded stuff and being thinner but still armor, it's rotten cheese (though unfortuantely legal). If you think the leather is too expensive, I have some scraps appropriate for bracers I will give you to keep that cheese off the field.

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Hmm, I'll have to check out the costs first. I'm working on my garb first and foremost, but I've noticed that I lose my arms a lot so I wanted some bracers as extra protection. Glad to know that just plain leather can be considered armor. Would have been complete crap to learn that I HAD to use metal.
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Re: Leather Armor


If you go buy leather you are looking for a side that's 12oz or larger. Generally you want something a little bigger than 12 oz so the entire side is bigger than 12 oz.

You could also do scale by having a base of 6oz leather and then layer it with 6oz scales. You just have to reach the minimum 3/16 (12 oz).

That being said, give it a little time before you jump in to armor. It's expensive and It can if you're not careful actually be a detriment to your growth as a fighter (using your extra hit to compensate for dodging instead of learning how to dodge effectively.) However, it's your game and you should do what you want to have fun (and making stuff is fun).

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