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I'd like to offer some suggestions to the Armor section, revising the old offerings with something a bit more well-researched and also designed to encourage a bit more versatility -- both in choice of layering and materials. Sorry if the formatting hasn't quite translated properly.

Type Bonus Hindrance Notes Cost Don/Remove Padded:

  Cloth	1	0	Can be worn over Mail	50	12/8
  Leather	2	0	Can be worn over Mail	100	12/8

Brigandine 3 0 Can be worn over Mail 250 10/6 Lamellar:

  Leather	3	0	-1 Armor vs. Piercing	150	24/12
  Bronze	4	1	-1 Armor vs. Piercing	200	24/12
  Iron	5	2	        -1 Armor vs. Piercing	300	24/12
  Steel	5	1	-1 Armor vs. Piercing	400	24/12


  Bronze	6	2	-1 Armor vs. Bludgeon   900	24/12
  Iron	7	3	        -1 Armor vs. Bludgeon	1200	28/14
  Steel	7	2	-1 Armor vs. Bludgeon	1600	28/14


  Leather	2	0	Can be worn over Padded	125	24/12
  Bronze	3	1	Can be worn over Padded	600	30/16
  Iron	        4	1	Can be worn over Padded	800	30/16
  Steel	4	0	Can be worn over Padded	1000	30/16


  Bronze	7	3		                2750	48/24
  Iron	        8	4		                3500    48/24
  Steel	8	3		                4500	48/24
  Steel, Full 	9	4		                8000	60/30

Padded Armor – Armor which is made of layered fabric, such as cotton, linen, wool, or even soft leather, and is usually quilted. Sometimes referred to as a gambeson or a jupon. Often padded armor is a single, long garment that partially covers the thighs.

Brigandine – A heavy cloth surcoat reinforced with numerous metal rivets. While offering decent, lightweight protection on its own, it makes for an excellent outer layer for mail.

Lamellar – Lamellar armor is composed of many small plates of hardened and laminated leather or metal laced into a padded backing, and generally includes a breastplate, thigh, shin, arm, and wristguards, though it may also take the form of a rather stiff, calf-length coat with short sleeves and bracers.

Mail – A mail shirt, called a hauberk, is knee-length and woven from hundred of interlocking metal rings, worn over a lightly padded gambeson. A suit of mail also includes a coif covering the head, chausses to cover the legs, and mail-reinforced gauntlets. Mail is heavier and more movement restricting than lighter armors, but offers a high degree of protection against Slashing and Piercing attacks.

Cuirass – Commonly called a breastplate, the simplest type of cuirass encloses the vital organs of the torso in boiled or laminated leather. Cuirasses of bronze, forged iron, or steel tend to consist of two to four durable metal plates held together with leather straps and laces. While a cuirass offers solid defense for chest and back, it is best worn over padded armor to ensure some degree of protection for the limbs.

Plate – A suit of metal plates affixed in certain vital locations. Poleyns are strapped over the knees, cuisses over the thighs, couters cover the elbows, pauldrons the shoulders, and a cuirass protects the torso. A tasset is attached below the cuirass to cover the hips. This suit also includes gauntlets and greaves. Plate armor is very noisy and restrictive to movement, but provides great protection.

Full Plate – A finely-crafted suit of armor that is individually fitted to the wearer. Full suits of plate armor are tremendously expensive; even the plainest suit of full plate marks the wearer as someone of wealth, and many are elaborately adorned to show status and lineage. Each piece of the armor is riveted and interlocked with another piece, providing total covering of the body from head to toe. A helmet with a visor is included, along with sabatons covering the feet and gauntlets for the hand. The pieces of armor are strapped to a layer of padded armor beneath. Full plate is heavy and restrictive, but provides the best protection possible in a pre-gunpowder age.