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5th Edition Weapons and Armor


Although Empire Chronicles uses the standard Planescape-based D&D cosmology and thus occurs within the same “universe” as Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, etc., EC itself has a more traditional medieval technology base. Accordingly, many of the standard D&D items are rebalanced to represent being skewed two or three centuries backward in terms of technological capabilities. Items are more in line with early to high medieval technology, rather than the later medieval/Renaissance feel of the core D&D rules. Full plate armor is virtually non-existent, for example, and most professional warriors wear very heavy chainmail.

Light AC Max Dex Armor Check Penalty Spell Failure
Gambeson +1 8 0 5%
Leather +2 6 0 10%
Heavy/Studded Leather +3 5 -1 15%
Medium AC Max Dex Armor Check Penalty Spell Failure
Hide/Furs +3 4 -2 20%
Scale Armour +4 3 -3 25%
Chainmail Byrnie +5 3 -4 25%
Chainmail Hauberk +6 2 -5 30%
Heavy AC Max Dex Armor Check Penalty Spell Failure
Heavy Mail +7 1 -6 35%
Coat-of-plates +8 0 -7 40%
Partial Plate +8 1 -7 40%
Shields AC Max Dex Armor Check Penalty Spell Failure
Buckler +1 - -1 5%
Small Round Shield +1 - -2 10%
Large Round Shield +2 - -3 15%
Heater Shield +2 - -3 15%
Kite Shield (Tower) +3 3 -5 25%
Board Shield (Tower) +4 2 -8 40%

Ætheland Campaign Armor System

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