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New Dawn examples Edit

These are actual armors that people wear in the game, mostly Imperial armor. All of them can be made more ornate or styled differently.

Armor Type Coverage DR Weight (lbs) Cost ($)
Spark Cost ($)
Notes Material
Imperial Heavy Cavalry Barding Head, Skull, Front Neck, Chest 8 44 4000 Reinforced Vitals, SM+1 for horses, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Plate
Ogre Ultraheavy Infantry Harness Full 11+3* 215 17600 SM +1, Big Gaps, Weak Back, Weak Limbs, Includes a DR3* Mail Undersuit with Reinforced Vitals Iron Plate, Iron Mail
Orc Elite Cavalry Harness Head, Torso, Arms, Front Thighs, Front Knees, Hands 10 45 19600 Fine, Reinforced Vitals, Weak Back, Weak Arms, Big gaps, Includes DR3 Mail Voiders, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Plate
Orc Standard Cavalry Harness Head, Torso, Arms, Front Thighs, Front Knees, Hands 8 46 3980 Reinforced Vitals, Weak Back, Weak Arms, Big gaps, Includes DR3 Mail Voiders, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Plate
Orc Cavalry Knee Boots Feet, Shins 3 5 185 Fine, Quality Hardened Leather Leather
Orc Infantry Harness Head, Torso, Arms, Front Legs, Feet, Hands 7 55 2365 Cheap, Reinforced Vitals, Weak Torso, Weak Arms, Includes Cheap DR3 Mail Voiders Iron Plate
Orc Skirmisher Armored Jack and Helm Head, Torso, Shoulders 5 26 1200 Cheap, Brigandine, Reinforced Vitals, Weak Torso, Includes Cheap DR3 Mail Voiders Iron Scale
Orc Infantry Low Boots Feet 2 2.1 30 Fine, Hardened Leather Leather
Goblin Hooded Hauberk Skull, Neck, Torso, Shoulders, Upper Arms, Thighs 5* 34.5 1035 Cheap, -2 DR vs crush Iron Mail
Thick Thigh High Boots Feet, Shins, Knees 2* 5 81 Fine, -1 DR vs im/pi Leather
Luminal Medium Harness Full 11 57.8 4380560 Orichalcum, Segmented Plate, Very fine, Reinforced Vitals, Big Gaps (Except On Helm), Fluted, includes DR 5* Very Fine Mithril Mail Voiders, Includes DR 5 Very Fine Mithril Mesh Eye And Ear Guards Iron Plate
Resistance Leather Breastplate and Helm Head, Torso 4* 31.5 105 Weak Back, -1 DR vs im/pi Leather
Resistance Leather Limb Armor Arms, Hands, Legs, Feet 2* 16.5 55 Weak Limbs, -1 DR vs im/pi Leather
Liberation Ultra Heavy Harness Full 11 or 7 81 7080 Reinforced Vitals, Lower DR on Joints, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Plate
Völundr's Spark Covert Operations Suit Full 5* 30 48000 Very Fine, Concealed +3, Reinforced Vitals, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Mail
Völundr's Spark Light Plate Harness Full 5 26 70000 Very Fine, Reinforced Vitals, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Plate
Völundr's Spark Ultra Heavy Harness Full 11 or 7 57 105000 Very Fine, Reinforced Vitals, Lower DR on Joints, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Plate
Völundr's Spark Enhanced Ultra Heavy Harness Full 11+3* 135 240000 Very Fine, Reinforced Vitals, Big Gaps (Except On Helm), SM+1 for Minotaurs or Ogres, Includes DR 3* undersuit, Includes DR 3 Eye and Ear Mesh, Hands are DR 7+3* Iron Plate, Iron Mail
Völundr's Spark Cavalry Barding Head, Skull, Front Neck, Chest 10 39 72000 Very Fine, Reinforced Vitals, SM+1 For Horses, Includes Ear and Eye Mesh Iron Plate
Eye and Ear Mesh Eyes, Ears 3 0.24 36 Fine Mesh Iron Plate
Hardened Eye and Ear Mesh Eyes, Ears 3 0.22 132 Hardened Steel, Fine Mesh Iron Plate

Generic Examples Edit

The Tables below are generic "piece-maille" grab-n-go examples, and don't represent anything in particular in the New Dawn game world. It loosely assigns "tiers" to the material types and options in the traditional RPG fashion, and then assigns DR by tier.

Suits Edit

All of the following offer full coverage except for the Face and Skull. Armor with heavy bulk (ie, Medium and Heavy plate) have an additional +2 to target chinks in the armor because of the big gaps required to allow the armor to flex properly. Heavy bulk gauntlets give Bad Grip 1 and Ham-Fisted 1.

Pot helms that cover only the skull have 1/15th the cost and weight of the full suit. Full helms with visors that cover the skull and face have 1/10th the cost and weight of the full suit.

Armor Set DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Notes
Light Cloth 1 15.0 95 Thin 1 Flexible
Thick Cloth 2 29.5 185 Light 1 Flexible
Leather 2 33.0 110 Light 0 -1 DR vs Impaling
Iron Scale, Light 3 27.0 685 Light 2 -1 DR vs Crushing
Horn Scale 3 37.5 250 Medium 0
Iron Mail 4 30.0 1,825 Light 3 Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Paper Lamellar 4 50.0 330 Medium 3 Flammable
Light Brigandine 4 29.5 2,050 Light 4
Iron Scale, Heavy 5 46.0 1,140 Medium 2 -1 DR vs Crushing
Banded Mail 5 56.0 2,505 Light 3
Heavy Brigandine 5 36.5 2,560 Medium 4
Segmented Plate 6 39.0 3,280 Medium 2 +2 to target armor chinks
Light Plate 7 42.5 4,940 Medium 3 +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Medium Plate 8 45.5 5,465 Heavy 3 +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Heavy Plate 9 51.0 6,145 Heavy 3 +2 to target armor chinks until TL4

As these armors are full suits, they can be have weak back torsos and weak back limbs, reducing the cost of and weight of the armor by 20%. They can also have reinforced vitals, increasing the cost and weight by 5%, or both options together to reduce the cost and weight by 15%.

Any of these armors can also be made cheaply, reducing the cost by 40% but increasing the weight by 25%.

Light Cloth Armor Edit

Heavy wool felt, or layers of cloth quilted together. This can also be thin leathers.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Light Cloth Boots1*1 6.50Thin116Feet, Flexible
Light Cloth High Boots1*2.515.00Thin116, 6-7*,13-14*Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), Flexible
Light Cloth Longcoat1*14.2589.50Thin16-14, 17-18Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, Flexible
Light Cloth Vest1*6.2538.75Thin19-11Torso, Flexible
Light Cloth Shirt1*8.7556.25Thin18-12Torso, Arms, Flexible
Light Cloth Pants1*6.7543.25Thin19-11*, 6-7, 13-14Pelvis (* only on a 5-6) and Legs, Flexible
Light Cloth Leggings1*4.7530.25Thin16-7, 13-14Legs, Flexible
Light Cloth Tunic1*8.7556.25Thin19-11, 6-7*,13-14*Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), Flexible

Thick Cloth Armor Edit

Quite a few layers of tough fabric quilted, or mixed layers of felt and fabric quilted together. Or very thick felt.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Thick Cloth Boots 2* 2 12.50 Light 1 16 Feet, Flexible
Thick Cloth High Boots 2* 4.75 29.50 Light 1 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), Flexible
Thick Cloth Longcoat 2* 27.75 174.50 Light 1 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, Flexible
Thick Cloth Vest 2* 12 75.75 Light 1 9-11 Torso, Flexible
Thick Cloth Shirt 2* 17.5 109.25 Light 1 8-12 Torso, Arms, Flexible
Thick Cloth Pants 2* 13.5 84.00 Light 1 9-11*, 6-7, 13-14 Pelvis (* only on a 5-6) and Legs, Flexible
Thick Cloth Leggings 2* 9.5 58.75 Light 1 6-7, 13-14 Legs, Flexible
Thick Cloth Tunic 2* 17.5 109.25 Light 1 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), Flexible

Leather Armor Edit

Made from tough but still somewhat flexible animal hides, most commonly cattle. This is leather like "motorcycle leathers", not fashion leather (which counts as Light Cloth on a good day).

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Leather Boots 2/1* 2.25 7.50 Light 0 16 Feet, -1 DR vs Impaling
Leather High Boots 2/1* 5.25 17.50 Light 0 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), -1 DR vs Impaling
Leather Longcoat 2/1* 31.25 103.75 Light 0 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, -1 DR vs Impaling
Leather Vest 2/1* 13.5 45.00 Light 0 9-11 Torso, -1 DR vs Impaling
Leather Shirt 2/1* 19.5 65.00 Light 0 8-12 Torso, Arms, -1 DR vs Impaling
Leather Pants 2/1* 15 50.00 Light 0 9-11*, 6-7, 13-14 Pelvis (* only on a 5-6) and Legs, -1 DR vs Impaling
Leather Leggings 2/1* 10.5 35.00 Light 0 6-7, 13-14 Legs, -1 DR vs Impaling
Leather Tunic 2/1* 19.5 65.00 Light 0 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), -1 DR vs Impaling

Iron Scale, Light Edit

Small (quarter-to-silver-dollar sized) pieces of iron riveted or sewn in overlapping layers to a light leather or tough cloth backing. Small pieces of iron are easier to create than large sheets, which makes this popular with lower TL cultures and people stuck with bad iron quality. The thin scales in this armor make it generally inadequate armor for melee troops, but it is somewhat popular for warding arrows by people who can't afford better armor.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Light Iron Scale Boots 3/2 1.75 46.75 Light 2 16 Feet, -1 DR vs Crushing
Light Iron Scale High Boots 3/2 4.25 109.00 Light 2 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), -1 DR vs Crushing
Light Iron Scale Jack, Collar, and Greaves 3/2 25.5 646.00 Light 2 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, -1 DR vs Crushing
Light Iron Scale Breastplate 3/2 11 280.25 Light 2 9-11 Torso, -1 DR vs Crushing
Light Iron Scale Jack 3/2 16 404.75 Light 2 8-12 Torso, Arms, -1 DR vs Crushing
Light Iron Scale Greaves 3/2 8.5 218.00 Light 2 6-7, 13-14 Legs, -1 DR vs Crushing
Light Iron Scale Long Jack 3/2 16 404.75 Light 2 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), -1 DR vs Crushing

Horn Scale Edit

Discs of animal hoof, horn, or antler sewn to a leather backing. Bulky, but low TL, all natural, and non-metallic, which matters for some fantasy characters.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Horn Scale Boots 3 2.5 17.00 Medium 0 16 Feet
Horn Scale High Boots 3 6 39.75 Medium 0 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6)
Horn Scale Jack, Collar, and Greaves 3 35.25 235.75 Medium 0 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck
Horn Scale Breastplate 3 15.25 102.25 Medium 0 9-11 Torso
Horn Scale Jack 3 22.25 147.75 Medium 0 8-12 Torso, Arms
Horn Scale Greaves 3 12 79.50 Medium 0 6-7, 13-14 Legs
Horn Scale Long Jack 3 22.25 147.75 Medium 0 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3)

Light Brigandine Edit

TL 4 advances in metallurgy, textiles, and manufacturing allow the creation of a scale-like armor; the metal plates are precisely shaped rectangles that do not need to overlap to get full coverage (with a substantial weight savings). They are riveted between two layers of leather or tough cloth to fix them in place. Brigandine is fiddly and expensive to make, and the distinct rivets and shape of the plates under the fabric make it blatantly obvious that this is armor, not clothing, but it's still very good.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Light Brigandine Boots 4 2 139.75 Light 4 16 Feet
Light Brigandine High Boots 4 4.75 326.25 Light 4 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6)
Light Brigandine Jack, Collar, and Greaves 4 27.75 1,933.50 Light 4 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck
Light Brigandine Breastplate 4 12 838.75 Light 4 9-11 Torso
Light Brigandine Jack 4 17.5 1,211.25 Light 4 8-12 Torso, Arms
Light Brigandine Greaves 4 9.5 652.25 Light 4 6-7, 13-14 Legs
Light Brigandine Long Jack 4 17.5 1,211.25 Light 4 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3)

Iron Mail Edit

Mail is a flexible armor made of interlocking metal rings, a non-rigid steel fabric. It is usually worn over a light padding, to keep the rings from pinching the wearer's skin. As mail is made entirely from metal, it has very good protection for its weight, but it's also expensive. The flexibility also makes it vulnerable to crushing attacks.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Iron Mail Boots 4/2* 2 124.50 Light 3 16 Feet, Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Iron Mail High Boots 4/2* 4.75 290.25 Light 3 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Iron Mail Longcoat 4/2* 28.25 1,721.25 Light 3 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Iron Mail Vest 4/2* 12.25 746.50 Light 3 9-11 Torso, Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Iron Mail Shirt 4/2* 17.75 1,078.50 Light 3 8-12 Torso, Arms, Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Iron Mail Pants 4/2* 13.75 829.50 Light 3 9-11*, 6-7, 13-14 Pelvis (* only on a 5-6) and Legs, Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Iron Mail Leggings 4/2* 9.5 580.75 Light 3 6-7, 13-14 Legs, Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing
Iron Mail Tunic 4/2* 17.75 1,078.50 Light 3 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), Flexible, -2 DR vs Crushing

Heavy BrigandineEdit

Heavy brigandine is similar to light brigandine, but uses thicker plates for better protection.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Heavy Brigandine Boots 5 2.5 174.50 Medium 4 16 Feet
Heavy Brigandine High Boots 5 5.75 407.25 Medium 4 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6)
Heavy Brigandine Jack, Collar, and Greaves 5 34.5 2,414.50 Medium 4 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck
Heavy Brigandine Breastplate 5 15 1,047.25 Medium 4 9-11 Torso
Heavy Brigandine Jack 5 21.5 1,512.75 Medium 4 8-12 Torso, Arms
Heavy Brigandine Greaves 5 11.5 814.50 Medium 4 6-7, 13-14 Legs
Heavy Brigandine Long Jack 5 21.5 1,512.75 Medium 4 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3)

Heavy Iron Scale Edit

This is like light iron scale, but uses thicker scales to provide more protection. Heavy iron scale is barely adequate armor for melee troops, and at half the cost of heavy brigandine, is popular with budget conscious armies.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Heavy Iron Scale Boots 5 3.25 77.75 Medium 2 16 Feet, -1 DR vs Crushing
Heavy Iron Scale High Boots 5 7.25 181.25 Medium 2 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), -1 DR vs Crushing
Heavy Iron Scale Jack, Collar, and Greaves 5 43.5 1,075.25 Medium 2 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, -1 DR vs Crushing
Heavy Iron Scale Breastplate 5 18.75 466.25 Medium 2 9-11 Torso, -1 DR vs Crushing
Heavy Iron Scale Jack 5 27.25 673.75 Medium 2 8-12 Torso, Arms, -1 DR vs Crushing
Heavy Iron Scale Greaves 5 14.75 362.75 Medium 2 6-7, 13-14 Legs, -1 DR vs Crushing
Heavy Iron Scale Long Jack 5 27.25 673.75 Medium 2 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), -1 DR vs Crushing

Banded Mail Edit

Like standard Iron Mail, but reinforced with bands of leather through the rings. The bands stiffen the armor and make it less vulnerable to crushing attacks, but much heavier. Heavy brigandine is preferred among those with the technology to manufacture it.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Banded Mail Boots 5 3.75 170.75 Light 3 16 Feet
Banded Mail High Boots 5 9 398.50 Light 3 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6)
Banded Mail Longcoat 5 52.75 2,362.75 Light 3 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck
Banded Mail Vest 5 23 1,024.75 Light 3 9-11 Torso
Banded Mail Shirt 5 33 1,480.25 Light 3 8-12 Torso, Arms
Banded Mail Pants 5 25.5 1,138.75 Light 3 9-11*, 6-7, 13-14 Pelvis (* only on a 5-6) and Legs
Banded Mail Leggings 5 17.75 797.00 Light 3 6-7, 13-14 Legs
Banded Mail Tunic 5 33 1,480.25 Light 3 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3)

Segmented PlateEdit

Segmented plate is similar to brigandine, but with less sophisticated metallurgy and design and thicker plates. It is a common armor for heavy infantry in comparatively primitive armies.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Segmented Plate Boots 6 2.75 223.75 Medium 2 16 Feet, +2 to target armor chinks
Segmented Plate High Boots 6 6.25 521.75 Medium 2 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), +2 to target armor chinks
Segmented Plate Jack, Collar, and Greaves 6 36.75 3,093.75 Medium 2 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, +2 to target armor chinks
Segmented Plate Breastplate 6 16 1,341.75 Medium 2 9-11 Torso, +2 to target armor chinks
Segmented Plate Jack 6 23 1,938.25 Medium 2 8-12 Torso, Arms, +2 to target armor chinks
Segmented Plate Greaves 6 12.5 1,043.75 Medium 2 6-7, 13-14 Legs, +2 to target armor chinks
Segmented Plate Long Jack 6 23 1,938.25 Medium 2 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), +2 to target armor chinks

Light PlateEdit

TL4 Light plate is made from solid sheets of iron and steel, cleverly articulated through sliding rivets with very few weak points. It is "light" only compared to even heavier and thicker suits of plate. Even lighter suits of plate are available, but are mostly ceremonial armor.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Light Plate Boots 7 3 336.75 Medium 3 16 Feet, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Light Plate High Boots 7 6.75 786.00 Medium 3 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Light Plate Harness 7 40 4,659.25 Medium 3 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Light Plate Cuirass 7 17.5 2,021.00 Medium 3 9-11 Torso, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Light Plate Cuirass and Arm Guards 7 25 2,919.00 Medium 3 8-12 Torso, Arms, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Light Plate Greaves 7 13.5 1,571.75 Medium 3 6-7, 13-14 Legs, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Light Plate Cuirass and Thighguards 7 25 2,919.00 Medium 3 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), +2 to target armor chinks until TL4

Medium PlateEdit

Medium plate is similar to light plate, but uses thicker plates. It is a preferred armor for heavy infantry or cavalry in armies that are rich and sophisticated enough to afford it.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Medium Plate Boots 8 3 372.50 Heavy 3 16 Feet, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Medium Plate High Boots 8 7.25 869.50 Heavy 3 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Medium Plate Harness 8 43 5,154.50 Heavy 3 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Medium Plate Cuirass 8 18.5 2,235.75 Heavy 3 9-11 Torso, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Medium Plate Cuirass and Arm Guards 8 27 3,229.25 Heavy 3 8-12 Torso, Arms, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Medium Plate Greaves 8 14.5 1,738.75 Heavy 3 6-7, 13-14 Legs, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Medium Plate Cuirass and Thighguards 8 27 3,229.25 Heavy 3 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), +2 to target armor chinks until TL4

Heavy PlateEdit

Heavy plate is among the most protective and heaviest armors. Because of the extra weight over lighter armors, it is rarely used by infantry and is somewhat rare even among heavy cavalry.

Item DR Weight Cost Bulk TL Hit Location Rolls Notes
Heavy Plate Boots 9 3.5 419.00 Heavy 3 16 Feet, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Heavy Plate High Boots 9 8 977.50 Heavy 3 16, 6-7*,13-14* Feet and Shins (* only on a 5-6), +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Heavy Plate Harness 9 48 5,795.75 Heavy 3 6-14, 17-18 Torso, Arms, Legs, Neck, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Heavy Plate Cuirass 9 20.75 2,513.75 Heavy 3 9-11 Torso, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Heavy Plate Cuirass and Arm Guards 9 30.25 3,631.25 Heavy 3 8-12 Torso, Arms, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Heavy Plate Greaves 9 16.25 1,955.25 Heavy 3 6-7, 13-14 Legs, +2 to target armor chinks until TL4
Heavy Plate Cuirass and Thighguards 9 30.25 3,631.25 Heavy 3 9-11, 6-7*,13-14* Torso and Thighs (* only on a 1-3), +2 to target armor chinks until TL4

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