Great efforts have been made to improve the organization of the material and simplify bookkeeping in the 7th edition book. Armor options have been categorized by function, and determining if an armor option has been destroyed by a penetrating hit is now much easier. No math involved!
In addition, we’ve updated the armor options to include some sorely needed, but previously absent selections. Among them are sensor systems, electronic warfare suites, communication systems, and most notably, mobility systems. It just didn’t make a whole lot of sense to us that you could have a Galactic Marine in multi-million dollar mechanized battle armor literally walking from place to place. Now you can truly have highly mobile armored infantry!
We also have simplified the rules for the interaction between communication systems, sensor systems, and the electronic warfare systems that scramble them. In addition, Tech Level plays a much bigger roll with armor (and weapons) in 7th edition.
We've also added something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Strength and Agility enhancing armor. If you’re pounding around in that aforementioned multi-million dollar mechanized battle armor you shouldn’t need to breach doors. You should be able to walk right through the door and the surrounding frame. Have an opponent hiding in a lightly armored vehicle? Just hop on and start peeling that thing open like a can of sardines.
To handle all this raw power, speed, and agility your characters will need to learn the Powered Armor Use skill. This skill serves as a limit to what a character can do when they’re in powered armor. Sure it’s the future, but you can’t expect to just jump in an armored suit capable of leaping 60m and ripping the wheels off a truck and expect to pirouette like a ballerina without some practice. Until you get good with the armor, you’ll be lucky if you don’t fall on your face or accidentally put your arm through somebody’s chest cavity.
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Battlelords Quote of the day
"We even wash the previous owner out of it for you. Cash Only.”
-Sign at Flik’s Used Armor Sales