Metal Armor

The intense heat across Athas’s barren surface makes metal armor a liability. In any daytime combat situation, a character wearing metal armor suffers a +1 penalty to his THAC0 for every round of combat beyond the first. That same character collapses, exhausted from the heat, in a number of rounds equal to his Constitution score.

Characters wearing piecemeal metal armor are also subject to the exhausting effects of Athas’s hot climate. A character who has armor covering more than two limbs or is wearing a breastplate is subject to the full effects of the savage heat.

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