Friday, August 20, 2010

A Plea for Summer Armor Rules

I am usually saddened to hear that we're going into Summer Armor rules. I understand the need for it. This is especially true when a few specific people are playing who will wear their heavy plate armor until they pass out unless we MAKE them take their armor off.

I am saddened by the fact that people will try to keep Summer Armor running far into the night when it should no longer be an issue. That's bad, but usually a plot team can deal with that by making it clear that they're going off Summer Armor. Even then, players cry when they hear it's off as if they didn't know.

What really saddens me is the fact that so many people who use their armor as costume do not have an alternate costume. I have absolutely no chance at immersion if you're wearing a t-shirt and roleplaying with me.

So to all you people who use their armor as their costume, please invest in a simple tunic or tabard. They're pretty easy to come by and not to terribly expensive. In fact, you might even be able to purchase one from a local seamstress.

But seriously, get something to cover up your shame.

Edit: Oh, and let's work out a system of armbands for the type of armor you're wearing. I am sick of seeing a bunch of A's. I know people will say "but I can hide my armor so it shouldn't be visible how many points I have!" Tough shit. It's a trade-off for not having to wear your armor.


  1. I think the armbands would be cool... like a color code system or something? You thinking for the type of armor or the amount, and if amount would it just be worn or you want dex and arcane counted in too?

  2. I'm thinking a color code based on the armor level, not counting costume, dex, or arcane armor (anything that doesn't need to be repped).

    Black - 1-10
    Blue - 11-20
    Red - 21-30
    Green - 31-40
    Yellow - 41-50

  3. Thanks for the shout out. I've been thinking that I might start bringing a pile of basic tabards with me to sell in-game to new players or when summer armor rules go into effect.

    I like the color-coded armband idea a lot.