GURPS Low-Tech and GURPS Low-Tech Companion 2: Weapons and Warriors deliver GURPS Low-Tech: Instant Armor offers defenses against both these. Most (12+ pages) of the PDF is taken up almost completely by armor tables expanding on Chapter 6 in GURPS Low-Tech. In that work, rules. GURPS Low-Tech is a sourcebook for the GURPS tabletop roleplaying Fans may want to download GURPS Low-Tech: Instant Armor, an expansion with.

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Douglas Cole Ramor 22, at 7: Shipping will resume January 2nd, Pre-calculated piecemeal armor options make any gamer’s life easier. LT is very thorough when it comes to possible materials for armor to be manufactured from.

A greathelm is designed to go over another plate helm, and is the sole exception to the rule. They have mail sewn in to the inner elbow and armpits, giving you the protection of light mail in those otherwise open spots.

Surf our site for the files you want. Materials and Modifications Tables.

Douglas Cole January 22, at 8: Daily Life and Economicsyou can bring life to your low-tech settings by detailing the everyday activities that make the world run. Admor 23 will be closed December 24th, January 1st, Written by William H.

Low-Tech LT is not, by any means, a book entirely about historical or fantasy armor, ar,or from the amount of time that gets spent talking about that particular chapter over all of the others, you might suspect it was. Jason Packer January 22, at 7: Visit the official web page for more info, resources, product support, and links. I hit some choices on how to pick armor a while back as well: Welcome to the Past!

Weapons and Warriors brings you everything you need to put the violence in a broader context. Weapons and Warriors deliver handsomely in that department. The master warrior doesn’t simply snatch up his sword and hurl himself into battle.

Ironmongery: GURPS Armor in a Low-Tech Style

LT adds a new optional rule for those that want realism in their armor that says that with rigid armor, there are several locations where those gaps can be targeted and bypass all armor entirely. Notably, these are the backs of the knees, inside the elbows and the armpits, and the eye slits.


The information on the military history, instany, and warships would be useful in any campaign that involves historically accurate warfare. Allowing your players to use the rules in LT without some decisions made ahead of time is likely asking for trouble — akin to telling them they have points to spend, handing them Powers, and telling them to knock themselves out.

The additional weight of that second layer is not inconsiderable. So the starting point is for the GM to come up with some armor that makes sense for his world.

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The only time you can violate this rule is in headgear. If mail is more your style, you can also reinforce it with an interweaving of leather. A concise rundown of how fighting evolved from the days of stone axes to the instany of pike, shot, and cannon. The Art Of War The master warrior doesn’t simply snatch up his sword and hurl himself into battle.

That location in particular needs a lighter, more forgiving armor. That rule has been gurrps to a degree, allowing any flexible armor to be worn under other, rigid armor.

It also includes additional work on helms – which is worth a whole section unto itself. Layering on more than half of any arm or leg the shin, or the knee and thigh; the shoulder, xrmor arm and elbow, or the forearm are the standard burps is similarly binding — thus gurpd prevalence of vambraces for the forearm and greaves for the shins in historical armor.

A look at everything from hasty ditches to walled cities. Every piece of armor comes with DR, cost, and weight, as well as the realistic time needed to don it and a Holdout penalty that accounts for DR, flexibility, and design.

Whether the heroes are cavemen taking their first steps toward civilization, pirates on the Seven Seas, or anything in between, GURPS Low-Tech has the gurp they need! Instant Armor and fight faster! Gaps, Chinks and Openings. It may be enough to say that, culturally, it is unusual to wear more than about DR 5 even during times of war — the Romans went to war with less, and the Vikings seemed to top out at around 5 themselves.


The heart of the work is a complete set of armor tables for torso, arm, leg, head, gudps, hand, and foot armor; for sub-locations like the abdomen, groin, and bits of the arms and legs; and for five helmet patterns.

You sacrifice the flexibility, but also eliminate the reduced effectiveness against crushing damage. Privacy Policy Contact Us.

Answers to a variety of questions, from “How much does it cost to armor only my vitals? StoddardMatt RiggsbyPeter V. Other notes are for places like the neck and the groin that are hard to armor, but not left wide open on rigid armor suits.

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Philosophers and Kings for information on the social tools that made the pre-modern tools possible, including additional information on medicine, mathematics, and music. Surf our site for the files you want. Not only do you get great little benefits like padding underneath without DX penalties, but you get even more customization options for bars nasal, cheek plates and chin guards, as well as mail curtains to insfant the neck.

For game masters, the discussions of past technologies — based on up-to-date historical and archaeological research — will be valuable no matter what system is used. GURPS High-Tech — Descriptions and stats for hundreds of kinds of historical weapons and personal armor, vehicles from the stagecoach to modern helicopters, and much more. Some of that stems from the fact that there are just so darned many options to choose from.

It can gurpe make a heavy leather or cloth into something nearly as effective as scale armor with less weight and at a lower cost.