Armor Penalties

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Armor Penalties

Post by Bonhumm » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:32 pm

I seem to remember that in older editions there was penalties related to armor and shield when swimming and trying to move silently but I cannot find anything about this in 4ED. Does anyone knows anything about that?

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Re: Armor Penalties

Post by Slimcreeper » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 pm

I house rule that initiate penalties affect swimming and climbing and stealth, but I don’t know if anything official.

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Re: Armor Penalties

Post by Belenus » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:07 am

I know the penaltie aplies for climbing.
Swimming I'm not sure, but I'd handle it the same way.
But I wouldn't apply this rule for stealth.
As long as you're slow enough, you can always ignore the sounds an heavy armor would make.

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Re: Armor Penalties

Post by Spader » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:44 pm

Personally, I rule that if you wear a chainmail, you swim like a brick. No roll needed.

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