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Old 12-12-2019, 08:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: [LT Armor Loadouts] Expensive Greaves

Originally Posted by AlexanderHowl View Post
Personally, I have never had much issue with the multiplier for bronze. Metals were valuable in TL4- societies. In addition, pure enough sources of tin and copper to allow for armor and weapon quality bronze were quite difficult to find, so bronze with contaminates (suitable for household items) was probably 10% the cost of better quality bronze (suitable for armor and weapons).
But is such a large spread between, say, scale and plate appropriate? Using +3 CF, bronze scale armor costs $80/lb; assuming the cost of labor is the same as for iron scale (which is $7 iron, $13 labor, per lb), this puts the bronze for scale at around $63/lb - just shy of 10x the cost of iron. Bronze plate armor costs $500/lb; assuming the cost of labor is the same as for iron plate (which is $14 materials, $111 labor), this puts the bronze for plate at around $389/lb ($382/lb if we assume it uses the same amount of charcoal as iron plate) - over 50x the cost of iron, and over 6x the cost of bronze appropriate for scale.
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