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Old 04-16-2021, 05:45 PM   #11
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Default Re: About a disposable amors

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As I understand it, the 'ablative' nature of kevlar fabric is often exaggerated.
It's certainly weakened, at least in the immediate area of the damage, and if some fibers have been broken I would expect gradual unraveling, like any other cloth, but I suspect replacing it is mostly being careful. A vest that saves you from death or serious injury once has more than paid for itself.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:44 PM   #12
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Many organizations have minimum standards that vastly exceed "good enough" for legal or cultural reasons. This often results decently high quality second hand goods being available, a helmet or vest with a hole in it is still effective everywhere else and plenty good for a lot of poorer armies.

Has anyone tried using Malfunction rolls to represent loss of protection in specific areas but full protection in others?
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:14 PM   #13
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Many organizations have minimum standards that vastly exceed "good enough" for legal or cultural reasons. This often results decently high quality second hand goods being available, a helmet or vest with a hole in it is still effective everywhere else and plenty good for a lot of poorer armies.
Its also the difference between US safety culture and most culture's. Generally speaking, armour was designed to provide pretty good protection most of the time if you knew what you were doing. It was not designed to make you invulnerable. Modern bureaucracies often pick a threat and demand that kit provide 100% protection against it, and create liabilities for managers if the kit ever fails. From within that safety culture, it makes sense to discard something which has been damaged and can no longer be guaranteed to offer 100% protection against a threat wherever it lands.
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:51 PM   #14
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Every hit that does over DR/2 damage reduces the "chinks" penalty for that body part by 1.

If the chinks penalty (CP) is -5 or less, a non chinks hit has a (6+CP)/6 chance of hitting chinks on any hit.
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