Episode 031 – Armor: Run & Gun #3

In which Mr. Johnson and Vox examine the threads that will keep you from getting geeked. Or at least make you look better falling down. Also, our first impressions of Stolen Souls, and a special announcement.Anonymous_John_II_Casimir_in_a_chainmail

8 thoughts on “Episode 031 – Armor: Run & Gun #3”

    1. Good question. General consensus on the SR.com forums appears to be that it’s a suit, I read someone mention something about the “older version of this suit,” so as far as we can tell, it’s a suit. 🙂

  1. Agree 100% that Catalyst needs to actually say what something is (suit, dress whatever) but for high fashion items, what’s ‘in’ now won’t be in next season. So while an illustration would be nice for the high fashion stuff, it’ll change from season to season – so by the time Catalyst releases the book the artwork will be a season or two old – thus you could have runners walking about in 2 season old ‘high fashion’ clothes, thus making them no longer ‘in’. That’s a fashion faux pas no face would let his/her team make!!! Previous editions had ‘tres chic’ and ‘fine’ clothing as stock items so you could say ‘oh X is a high fashion bar/restaurant/club so the dress code is tres chic’ and you’d not have to micromanage your wardrobe. That’s also when form fitting came in – the clothes had no armour so you had the FF in case someone pulled a hold-out/light or a taser. I like the idea of the high fashion armour, and that in SR4/5 armour itself is more acceptable (in SR2/3 you wore anything but form fitting to anywhere upmarket you’d be asked to leave) for everyone in society, but it’s starting to get a little too heavy. When you need half a page of paper just to keep track of your armoiurthat’s when it gets a bit too much.

    1. You make a good point on the style du jour and the illustrations. I really like the options in Run & Gun, but I also like the ability to just write “nice suit: ¥200” on my character sheet and be done with it. 🙂

      1. Yeah definitely! Sure you can have ‘tres chic suit’ listed 5 times for different looks or whatever, same with armour jackets (armour jacket – Ancients colours), but I’ve only ever had one character in 12 tears of GMing bother with this level of high fashion non general utility armour, and that was a face/shaman who was an aspiring film star!

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