armor Archive

  • Fat Goblin Games Presents: Creating New Armors   This little pdf clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, we have all probably been there, at least the GMs and designers among us – the point where you want to make a new armor. The system presented herein is simple – there are 3 base armor types and shields featured: First, you take the basics and base-price…and then you multiply the price by the DP – the design points. You can have armors or shields of horn or stone and then you determine the armor qualities. […]

    Fat Goblin Games Presents: Creating New Armors

    Fat Goblin Games Presents: Creating New Armors   This little pdf clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, we have all probably been there, at least the GMs and designers among us – the point where you want to make a new armor. The system presented herein is simple – there are 3 base armor types and shields featured: First, you take the basics and base-price…and then you multiply the price by the DP – the design points. You can have armors or shields of horn or stone and then you determine the armor qualities. […]

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  • The Dragon’s Hoard: Magic Arms and Armor The first collection of magic items released by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment via 6 new magic armor special abilities: Featherlight armor duplicates featherfall and has reduced armor check penalty and increased maximum Dexterity bonus. Analogue to this, sea-faring armor provides water breathing and easier Swimming. While light resting armor allows the user to expend a move action to mitigate the armor’s arcane spell failure for enhancement bonus rounds. I’m not a big fan of giant wrestling armor – it ignores the […]

    The Dragon’s Hoard: Magic Arms and Armor

    The Dragon’s Hoard: Magic Arms and Armor The first collection of magic items released by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment via 6 new magic armor special abilities: Featherlight armor duplicates featherfall and has reduced armor check penalty and increased maximum Dexterity bonus. Analogue to this, sea-faring armor provides water breathing and easier Swimming. While light resting armor allows the user to expend a move action to mitigate the armor’s arcane spell failure for enhancement bonus rounds. I’m not a big fan of giant wrestling armor – it ignores the […]

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  • Relic Files: Manticore Power Armor This pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment of Relic Files with a deviation from the standard, as a significant section provides a well-crafted piece of introductory prose. Beyond that, the supplement is btw. one of the books that is a pretty good read – the pdf uses a “review” of the power armor presented as a nice narrative framing device – including “Protips” – rather cool!   All right, so what does the Power Armor do? Well, for one, it increases the size of the wearer effectively to Large and grants […]

    Relic Files: Manticore Power Armor

    Relic Files: Manticore Power Armor This pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment of Relic Files with a deviation from the standard, as a significant section provides a well-crafted piece of introductory prose. Beyond that, the supplement is btw. one of the books that is a pretty good read – the pdf uses a “review” of the power armor presented as a nice narrative framing device – including “Protips” – rather cool!   All right, so what does the Power Armor do? Well, for one, it increases the size of the wearer effectively to Large and grants […]

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  • Call to Arms: Bracers of Armor This installment of the Call to Arms-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 3/4 page blank, leaving us with 12 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this smaller installment of the Call to Arms-series with a brief summary of bracers versus vambraces in the context of both reality and the game system, including a brief history of bracers in game. The pdf then goes on to provide a new mundane item, the archery bracers, which make sense from a simulationalist position – seeing how the bowstring may hit the unprotected string, lack of bracers can be translated to a penalty to subsequent […]

    Call to Arms: Bracers of Armor

    Call to Arms: Bracers of Armor This installment of the Call to Arms-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 3/4 page blank, leaving us with 12 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this smaller installment of the Call to Arms-series with a brief summary of bracers versus vambraces in the context of both reality and the game system, including a brief history of bracers in game. The pdf then goes on to provide a new mundane item, the archery bracers, which make sense from a simulationalist position – seeing how the bowstring may hit the unprotected string, lack of bracers can be translated to a penalty to subsequent […]

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  • Wondrous Items: Armors made from Monster Hide This pdf is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, ~1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So…items from dead monsters? Yes! No, seriously, this seems to be the series for me. Me? Because my players get next to no readymade treasure. They want a magic item, to craft magic items? Here’s the formula – go hunting those wyverns, collect those plants etc. And yes, that works and makes the PCs VERY protective of their favorite pieces of gear!   These now would be armor-pieces that aren’t magical per se – pricing-wise, light armors cost +400 GP, medium +700 GP and heavy […]

    Wondrous Items: Armors made from Monster Hide

    Wondrous Items: Armors made from Monster Hide This pdf is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, ~1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So…items from dead monsters? Yes! No, seriously, this seems to be the series for me. Me? Because my players get next to no readymade treasure. They want a magic item, to craft magic items? Here’s the formula – go hunting those wyverns, collect those plants etc. And yes, that works and makes the PCs VERY protective of their favorite pieces of gear!   These now would be armor-pieces that aren’t magical per se – pricing-wise, light armors cost +400 GP, medium +700 GP and heavy […]

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  •   Raging Swan has a couple of very useful pdfs for the GM to use when handing out treasure and I’ll take a look at them!   So what’s that shiny thing, anyways?   This pdf is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 14 pages of tables, but what kind of table exactly?   Essentially, this pdf includes a lot of tables to customize your treasure and add interesting bits of fluff to your campaign that may very well spark adventures in and of themselves. It first starts with a d20-table of backsides of coins, something I have used to an […]

    EZG reviews the item-based “So what’s…”-titles (Shiny Objects, Weapons, Spellbooks, Armors)

      Raging Swan has a couple of very useful pdfs for the GM to use when handing out treasure and I’ll take a look at them!   So what’s that shiny thing, anyways?   This pdf is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 14 pages of tables, but what kind of table exactly?   Essentially, this pdf includes a lot of tables to customize your treasure and add interesting bits of fluff to your campaign that may very well spark adventures in and of themselves. It first starts with a d20-table of backsides of coins, something I have used to an […]

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  • SKYRIM Questions answered for our NERD TREK readers at PAX Prime 2011: Our time with Bethesda was limited so we couldn’t ask every question you submitted, but I think we did a pretty good job.   One of the guys from Bethesda told us that ours were the best string of questions by one media outlet he’s ever heard.  I credited the NERD TREK readers and he said he was very impressed.  Great job guys!  Here you go: Toney asked: Will there be Daedric Shrine quests? This question opened a can of worms.  Matt Carofano said that they have intentionally avoided confirming or denying this.  He said that they have NOT really talked about it yet.  Since the press demo […]

    Skyrim Answers from Bethesda!!

    SKYRIM Questions answered for our NERD TREK readers at PAX Prime 2011: Our time with Bethesda was limited so we couldn’t ask every question you submitted, but I think we did a pretty good job.   One of the guys from Bethesda told us that ours were the best string of questions by one media outlet he’s ever heard.  I credited the NERD TREK readers and he said he was very impressed.  Great job guys!  Here you go: Toney asked: Will there be Daedric Shrine quests? This question opened a can of worms.  Matt Carofano said that they have intentionally avoided confirming or denying this.  He said that they have NOT really talked about it yet.  Since the press demo […]

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  • This season retro-medieval fantasy apparel is the in fashion for nerds around the globe. Check out these amazing creations by Ukrainian leather-working artist Bob Basset. If you thought backpacks weren’t enough, you are correct my friend.  Here are some more interesting creations by Bob Basset. If you want to order any of the custom works shown above please visit Bob Basset and email him.  He only does custom orders so expect to spend a bit, but you will be the only one in the world with a mask, backpack, or shoes that are completely unique and designed to your specifications!  Here’s his site: http://bobbasset.com/ For the armor, weapons, accessories, or clothing shown above visit http://armstreet.com/. Even if you can’t afford […]

    Medieval & Steampunk Fashion

    This season retro-medieval fantasy apparel is the in fashion for nerds around the globe. Check out these amazing creations by Ukrainian leather-working artist Bob Basset. If you thought backpacks weren’t enough, you are correct my friend.  Here are some more interesting creations by Bob Basset. If you want to order any of the custom works shown above please visit Bob Basset and email him.  He only does custom orders so expect to spend a bit, but you will be the only one in the world with a mask, backpack, or shoes that are completely unique and designed to your specifications!  Here’s his site: http://bobbasset.com/ For the armor, weapons, accessories, or clothing shown above visit http://armstreet.com/. Even if you can’t afford […]

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