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Black's incredibly bad ideas.


Ok, I've been feeling like I want to be productive and make something. Now, I could be the good kind of productive and make a weapon using someone else's blueprints and make a weapon or shield that I know will pass and be generally useful, but what's the fun in that?

There are two items that I would like to craft in particular, and any help or advice will be appreciated.

Firstly, I would like to make a shield, but the shield idea I have is probably going to not work out. However, I think it would look really cool. Has anyone ever tried to make a passing shield that looks like a giant turtle shell? I'm not just talking about making an oval shield and painting a pattern on it either. I want the shield to actually resemble a tortoise's shell. If this is extremely illegal or unwise, feel free to tell Black what a frigging dumbass he is. Otherwise, advice would be helpful.

Secondly, I have recently discovered/remembered that my dad has a supply of steel sheet metal, and I'm considering making armor. I already have a design, and I'm trying to keep pointy things to a minimum. Any advice on metalwork would be appreciated, too.

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Re: Black's incredibly bad ideas.


So, you want to build something! The first thing you need to ask yourself is have you read THE RULES ? You have? Are you sure? ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE SURE? You are? Then its time to build some stuff.

Turtle shields do exist and they are funny. You could even experiment with platidip which is currently being passed in Eryndor (and this year's Ragnarok by extension) assuming it still passes as a safe shield. If you want to do a textured fabric cover, consider adding squares of blue foam to the face of the shield then when you cover it, sprayglue the entire front of the shield, press the cover into the crevices, secure the rest of the cover and paint in your textures. Then it just needs to be tested and you have a super cool shield. Remember that if you intend on using it as a back shield, it also needs to be able to be weilded in your hand be it through strapping or a punch.

As far as armor, make sure the plate is of a legal gauge for our game...once again read THE RULES to be sure. Other things to keep in mind is that ALL of the edges can not be pointy. So you will need to roll edges and sand rivets so that even the most skiddish of armor checkers will not fail it. Other things to consider is adding some rawhide to the edging to assure nobody complains about rough edges. The Armor Archive is a good place to start if you are serious about making some plate armor. Also, if you don't have a forge (because who does) look into cold forging (aka hitting !@#$ with a hammer).

Happy Crafting!

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Re: Black's incredibly bad ideas.


The vast majority of all modern armoring is done cold, so don't worry about forge or whatever.

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