Fencing_Defenses_as_Armor

MechaPilot
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Fencing_Defenses_as_Armor

by MechaPilot, Nov 26,2009

Fencing Defenses

  The following table shows armor "re-skinned" as fencing techniques. Below is an
explanation of how the mechanics of armor get refluffed for fencing purposes.
  The check penalty applies to all Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution based skills.
This penalty comes from a character's need to apply their strength, agility, and
endurance to parrying and altering distance through footwork.
  The cost is the training cost. To learn fencing techniques, one must study under
someone more knowledgeable. At early levels one may attain this training from the local
captain of the guard, or even a retired soldier who now teaches the art of the sword.
The higher levels of fencing skill, those that take the place of magic armor, are only
taught by masters or included in very rare, illustrated tomes (a magic item that is
consumed once the player learns the technique).
  The weight is the amount of carrying weight you must give up to be mobile enough for
the defense.  While it's true that fencing is all about mobility, it is not a sprinting
style.  Proper footwork, toward and away from your enemy, are required to control the
distance between you.  This precise level of mobility precludes being able to move at
your greatest speed and is represented by the speed penalty.

Cloth Armor Equivalents

Bonetti's Defense

Equivalent Armor Bonus: - Minimum Enhancement Bonus: +0 Check: - Speed: - Price (gp): 1 Weight: 4lb.

Bonetti's Improved

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +1 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +4 Check: - Speed: - Price (gp): Special Weight: 5lb.

Bonetti's Advanced

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +2 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +6 Check: - Speed: - Price (gp): Special Weight: 3lb.

Leather Armor Equivalents

Viggiani's Defense

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +2 Minimum Enhancement bonus: - Check: - Speed: - Price (gp): 25 Weight: 15lb.

Viggiani's Improved

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +3 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +4 Check: - Speed: - Price (gp): Special Weight: 15lb.

Viggiani's Advanced

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +4 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +6 Check: - Speed: - Price (gp): Special Weight: 15lb.

Hide Armor Equivalents

Carranza's Defense

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +3 Minimum Enhancement bonus: - Check: -1 Speed: - Price (gp): 30 Weight: 25lb.

Carranza's Improved

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +4 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +4 Check: -1 Speed: - Price (gp): Special Weight: 25lb.

Carranza's Advanced

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +5 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +6 Check: -1 Speed: - Price (gp): Special Weight: 25lb.

Chain Armor Equivalents

Capoferro's Defense

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +6 Minimum Enhancement bonus: - Check: -1 Speed: -1 Price (gp): 40 Weight: 40lb.

Capoferro's Improved

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +9 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +4 Check: -1 Speed: -1 Price (gp): Special Weight: 40lb.

Capoferro's Advanced

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +12 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +6 Check: -1 Speed: -1 Price (gp): Special Weight: 40lb.

Scale Armor Equivalents

Thibault's Defense

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +7 Minimum Enhancement bonus: - Check: - Speed: -1 Price (gp): 45 Weight: 45lb.

Thibault's Improved

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +10 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +4 Check: - Speed: -1 Price (gp): Special Weight: 45lb.

Thibault's Advanced

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +13 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +6 Check: - Speed: -1 Price (gp): Special Weight: 45lb.

Plate Armor Equivalents

Agrippa's Defense

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +8 Minimum Enhancement bonus: - Check: -2 Speed: -1 Price (gp): 50 Weight: 50lb.

Agrippa's Improved

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +11 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +4 Check: -2 Speed: -1 Price (gp): Special Weight: 50lb.

Agrippa's Advanced

Equivalent Armor Bonus: +14 Minimum Enhancement bonus: +6 Check: -2 Speed: -1 Price (gp): Special Weight: 50lb.

Shield Equivalents

Marozzo's Defense

Equivalent Shield Bonus: +1 Minimum Enhancement bonus: - Check: - Speed: - Price (gp): 5 Weight: 6lb.

De La Vega's Defense

Equivalent Shield Bonus: +2 Minimum Enhancement bonus: - Check: -2 Speed: - Price (gp): 10 Weight: 15lb.

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