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Old 12-15-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default [Instant Armor] Japanese Helmets

Does a kabuto (p18-19) protect the back of the head? Is the chance 3 in 6, or 100%?
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: [Instant Armor] Japanese Helmets

Bump.

The kabuto is constructed in Low-Tech Instant Armor as a pot helm with additional protection for the front of the face and back of the neck.

My understanding heretofore was that the back of the head is a separate hit location between the skull and the back of the neck, location 5 when attacked from the rear. The cost and weight of helmets in Low-Tech seem to bear this out, whereas the kabuto seems to leave the back of the head unprotected, a gap between the helm and the neckguard that hangs from it. Is this an erratum for LTIA, or confusion on my part?

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: [Instant Armor] Japanese Helmets

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Does a kabuto (p18-19) protect the back of the head? Is the chance 3 in 6, or 100%?
The shikoro covers the back of the head and neck, there's no gap in coverage. If you wanted to be nit-picky, it would be 1-3 hits DR 6 (Hachi) and 4-6 hits DR 4 (Shikoro).
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