Tag Archives: armor

Welcome to Abner’s Armor Shop

Welcome!  Welcome!  You look like you could use some protection from your enemies.  All of our armors are kind of enchanted.  Each one has a specific spell, but we promise that each one is guaranteed to work.  There are no … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Armor in Fantasy

As I said on Monday, armor isn’t always given much attention in fantasy.  The exceptions are magical and legendary pieces that are key plot points.  Beyond that, an author may mention if a character is wearing platemail or chainmail, but … Continue reading

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Armor: When You Really Don’t Want to Get Pierced

I think I’ve touched on this long ago, but I redid swords already.  Let’s have a week talking about another piece of equipment.  I mean, you can’t really go into battle without a good suit of armor.  Usually . . … Continue reading

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Sheila’s Shield Shop: We Put the ‘S’ in Defense!

Judging by your sword and armor, I can tell that you’re an adventurer.  Obviously, you need a shield to go with everything else. First, I need to explain how this works.  You would be surprised how often people buy a … Continue reading

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Andy’s Action Armor Archives: Free Polish with Every Suit

Coming right over!  Wow . . . You definitely came to the right place. No adventure would survive wearing regular clothes.  I’m surprised nobody jumped you for that shiny sword, especially in this part of town.  Now, let’s go into … Continue reading

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Shields: Not Just For Dinner Parties Any More

A while back, I was asked to write about the different types of shields.  I’d already set up the posts for July to promote The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, so here we are in August.  This takes a lot … Continue reading

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Clothing Can Make the Hero and World

Clothing is very important to some authors and essential in various genres.  I’m really bad with clothing.  So, I’m probably not even close to an authority on this.  The picture above is what you normally think of for fantasy, which … Continue reading

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No Magic Pasties of Protection! And How to Avoid Rusty Blades.

I think one of the issues with fantasy can be summed up with this video from Collegehumor on Youtube: I shouldn’t even have to say this, but people don’t always think in practicality when it comes to character protection.  NEVER … Continue reading

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