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post May 19 2004, 03:19 PM
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The How to protect projecting mages thresd got me thinking. Can you cast Reinforce on the plates in a vest with plates? First "NO" would be because they increase the barrier rating, not the armor rating. But what's the real difference?

If it has to be a barrier rating, would it mean the attack has to use the barrier rules and then the character gets the normal vest with plates armor rating?

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post May 19 2004, 03:36 PM
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Why not just use the Armor spell? It's one of the stupidly designed ones, so extra successes don't matter, but it's pretty good even so. Force 6 = 11/9 on an Armor Jacked, 13/9 if you're using FFBA3, and no penalties since it's not layered like armor is.
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post May 19 2004, 03:59 PM
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True the Armor spell does do a rather tasty job of turning a Mage (or other friendly) into a mighty effective Bullet Barrier, but it also glows. And on a mission requiring stealth, a glowing team-mate is enough to turn even the most hardened :cyber: into :dead:.
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post May 19 2004, 04:20 PM
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I don't like the idea, but Dikote offers up a potential suggestion for how to handle it. Since Dikote increases an items Barrier Rating by +2 while simultaneously increasing its Armor Rating by +1, that suggests a 2:1 ratio for something like this.
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post May 19 2004, 04:21 PM
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You could always design a non-glowy version of armor
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post May 19 2004, 10:51 PM
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edit, double post.
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post May 19 2004, 10:52 PM
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I always assumed the non-glowing version was impossible, otherwise it would be the standard armor spell. I've never seen anyone who thought glowing was good. (I have been known to cast a low force, limited armor spell on a member of the opposition. Like the invisible mage, or the guy with the stealth suit, just to light them up.
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post May 19 2004, 10:55 PM
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edit, darn triple post. I'm not post pumping, really.
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post May 20 2004, 01:06 AM
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Like the invisible mage, or the guy with the stealth suit, just to light them up.

Tisoz, you do realize a Force 1 Entertainment would do the same thing without adding armor, right? Plus only your team would see it (the subject wouldn't even notice the effect!) and the minor drain.
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post May 20 2004, 12:11 PM
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Very true, but you use what you have. No question entertainment would be better, but for someone who doesn't have it, it's a really clever solution. Of course, if Tisoz's character has entertainment, I might have to take back that bit about being clever. ;)
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post May 20 2004, 08:13 PM
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Challenge, is all.
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post May 20 2004, 11:34 PM
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QUOTE (Kanada Ten)
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Like the invisible mage, or the guy with the stealth suit, just to light them up.

Tisoz, you do realize a Force 1 Entertainment would do the same thing without adding armor, right? Plus only your team would see it (the subject wouldn't even notice the effect!) and the minor drain.

I guess that "voluntary target" part made me overlook it.
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