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Fantasy Armor and Lady Bits

Mad Art Lab writes: There is a commonly held understanding in the fantasy role-playing community that female armor sucks. That is, it doesn’t really cover any vital organs. The brilliant tumbler feed Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor has inspired me to add my two cents to the discussion.

Why does my opinion matter? I’m an armorer. I make actual armor that people wear when they hit each other with swords. When making armor I have to strike a balance between comfort, protection, range of motion, and appearance. My experience has made me more than a little opinionated on the subject of fantasy armor.

I intend to set the internet straight.

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Paragon1623d ago

Hmm... Interesting article. In short: Let's have convenient armor fit for combat, sorta how Mass Effect does it. As long as it does what it's meant for - 'protect' you have a much more believable environment I think. I'm sorry, but who would seriously go into battle in a bikini?

Dragon Age: Origins did it somewhat decent. In one hand, some of the female armor did look like it protects the wearer... But in another hand, many outfits expose so much skin, obviously meant for sex appeal. And the mage hats still make characters look dorky. XD