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2014-01-16 02:44:07 PM  
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2014-01-16 03:16:58 PM  
You see, I always thought the idea was that Ms. Warrior was such a badass she didn't need armor, being too quick to stab and too dangerous to approach. The chain mail bikini was for decoration.

//Wizards may do as they please.
 
2014-01-16 04:14:02 PM  
Pretty sure this is a faithful and historical recreation:

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2014-01-16 04:37:00 PM  

Ghastly: [fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 850x680]


I am at least 69% sure there are other types of armor used in video games besides that one.
 
2014-01-16 04:41:17 PM  
Anyone else remember that thing Keira Knightley was wearing in the King Arthur's final battle?
 
2014-01-16 04:58:35 PM  
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2014-01-16 05:13:39 PM  
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2014-01-16 05:20:11 PM  
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God bless Clyde Caldwell.
 
2014-01-16 05:43:19 PM  

Beerguy: God bless Clyde Caldwell


I think there would be an awful lot of chafing associated with that suit.
 
2014-01-16 05:43:47 PM  
People keep telling me Skyrim is unrealistic. I just read an article that said real blacksmithing is much harder, and that they don't just repeatedly press A.
 
2014-01-16 05:45:33 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Beerguy: God bless Clyde Caldwell

I think there would be an awful lot of chafing associated with that suit.


Not for long. The first time you looked left or right suddenly, you'd gouge your eyes out, fall off the dragon, and die.
 
2014-01-16 05:45:45 PM  
You're telling me they let women fight on the front lines?
 
2014-01-16 05:46:17 PM  
I don't think people get it. The reason women had scanty armor was because it enflamed the lusts of their male rivals and put them at a marked disadvantage. You ever had a boner inside of a metal codpiece? Very uncomfortable.

Probably that's why the Israeli military puts their female commandos in tiny miniskirted dress uniforms.
 
2014-01-16 05:49:44 PM  
The io9 picture made me realize I haven't seen much of Leelee Sobieski in anything lately. At one point she was in a lot of stuff and now she's just in something here and there. I think she's cuter than Jennifer Lawrence.

www.arts-stew.com
 
2014-01-16 05:51:03 PM  
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2014-01-16 05:51:08 PM  

Beerguy: [wallpapershd3d.com image 850x637]

God bless Clyde Caldwell.


The "K" stands for Quality
 
2014-01-16 05:54:12 PM  

rjakobi: You ever had a boner inside of a metal codpiece?


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2014-01-16 05:54:16 PM  
Reasonable armor thread?

/haven't been on /tg/ in a while
 
2014-01-16 05:55:27 PM  

Mega Steve: Beerguy: [wallpapershd3d.com image 850x637]

God bless Clyde Caldwell.

The "K" stands for Quality


C'mon she had to go three different truck-stop souvenir shops for that belt buckle!
 
2014-01-16 06:01:18 PM  
To be honest there isnt any significant real-world example to draw on, so just make shiat up as you please and if it is a game as pleases your player-base. If you want to make REAL money please your female player-base.
 
2014-01-16 06:02:17 PM  
Female fitted armor looked pretty much exactly like its male counterpart only a little more room in the chest area.

Right
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Wrong

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2014-01-16 06:02:24 PM  

trappedspirit: You're telling me they let women fight on the front lines?


Losing ancient battles was a Very Bad Thing.  Typically speaking, when your city was besieged and you lost, all the men would be killed and the women would be raped/killed/enslaved.  So women were allowed to fight just the same as anybody else... it would have been stupid not to.

They would not typically march out on offensive campaigns though.
 
2014-01-16 06:03:17 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Beerguy: God bless Clyde Caldwell

I think there would be an awful lot of chafing associated with that suit.


In my pants?
 
2014-01-16 06:04:22 PM  
The real question is what the battle squirrels were wearing:

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2014-01-16 06:04:28 PM  
What's the complaint here? That video games don't look like real life?

On a related note, I can't wait for the release of "3rd Floor Cube Farm", I understand that they've realistically implemented flickering fluorescent lights and the snack machine i the break room is its own minigame. Best of 2014, I'm telling you.
 
2014-01-16 06:05:44 PM  

skinink: The io9 picture made me realize I haven't seen much of Leelee Sobieski in anything lately. At one point she was in a lot of stuff and now she's just in something here and there. I think she's cuter than Jennifer Lawrence.


Id hit it like Zapruder was filming it.
 
2014-01-16 06:05:45 PM  
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2014-01-16 06:05:51 PM  
This is what male armour looked like though, right?

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2014-01-16 06:06:41 PM  

Alonjar: trappedspirit: You're telling me they let women fight on the front lines?

Losing ancient battles was a Very Bad Thing.  Typically speaking, when your city was besieged and you lost, all the men would be killed and the women would be raped/killed/enslaved.  So women were allowed to fight just the same as anybody else... it would have been stupid not to.

They would not typically march out on offensive campaigns though.


This
 
2014-01-16 06:07:30 PM  

Creoena: The real question is what the battle squirrels were wearing:

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 512x342]


Or Battle Guinea Pigs...
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2014-01-16 06:07:45 PM  

trappedspirit: You're telling me they let women fight on the front lines?


See Boudica, Nusaybah bint Ka'ab, Tomoe Gozen (one of many Onna-bugeisha - female samurai) etc.
 
2014-01-16 06:07:49 PM  

baconbeard: This is what male armour looked like though, right?

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I don't know what you're complaining about, it's not like young boys could develop a skewed perception of body image from something like that.
 
2014-01-16 06:09:27 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: baconbeard: This is what male armour looked like though, right?

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I don't know what you're complaining about, it's not like young boys could develop a skewed perception of body image from something like that.


Isn't that because young boys are smart enough to know the difference between fantasy and reality?
 
2014-01-16 06:09:49 PM  
OK, geek time.  We came up with a house rule in D&D to explain this.  Just like heavy armor can dex cap you, full body coverage charisma caps you.  Resulted in some especially interesting challenges for paladins, who had to choose between AC and charisma until they could afford invisible armor.
 
2014-01-16 06:09:57 PM  
Evans points to the tale of Margaret of Beverley, a woman who did indeed participate in the defense of Jerusalem while the city was under siege by Saladin during the Third Crusade.  Margaret's brother wrote that she wore a cooking pot on her head while she brought water to the men on the walls. Although her behavior is described as man-like, and Evans notes that it seems entirely plausible that anyone might find a cooking pot a handy piece of armor in a siege, he wonders if Margaret's headgear was invented to make her seem more womanly, or to create an absurd visual of a woman in war, using a woman's tools to defend herself.

I don't know about you, but I'd think twice about going up against someone wearing a pot on their head and armed with an assortment of kitchen knives and other potentially lethal cookware.
 
2014-01-16 06:10:11 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: baconbeard: This is what male armour looked like though, right?

[img.fark.net image 300x471]


I don't know what you're complaining about, it's not like young boys could develop a skewed perception of body image from something like that.


Fun fact: the fur under He-Man's belt is just his natural body hair.
 
2014-01-16 06:10:32 PM  

rjakobi: I don't think people get it. The reason women had scanty armor was because it enflamed the lusts of their male rivals and put them at a marked disadvantage. You ever had a boner inside of a metal codpiece? Very uncomfortable.

Probably that's why the Israeli military puts their female commandos in tiny miniskirted dress uniforms.


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2014-01-16 06:12:15 PM  

Mouser: Evans points to the tale of Margaret of Beverley, a woman who did indeed participate in the defense of Jerusalem while the city was under siege by Saladin during the Third Crusade.  Margaret's brother wrote that she wore a cooking pot on her head while she brought water to the men on the walls. Although her behavior is described as man-like, and Evans notes that it seems entirely plausible that anyone might find a cooking pot a handy piece of armor in a siege, he wonders if Margaret's headgear was invented to make her seem more womanly, or to create an absurd visual of a woman in war, using a woman's tools to defend herself.

I don't know about you, but I'd think twice about going up against someone wearing a pot on their head and armed with an assortment of kitchen knives and other potentially lethal cookware.


I prefer my colander
 
2014-01-16 06:12:39 PM  
What my video games are unrealistic??!?!?

Next thing they'll tell me the dragons in Skyrim aren't like actual real dragons!!!
 
2014-01-16 06:15:16 PM  

Mouser: Evans points to the tale of Margaret of Beverley, a woman who did indeed participate in the defense of Jerusalem while the city was under siege by Saladin during the Third Crusade.  Margaret's brother wrote that she wore a cooking pot on her head while she brought water to the men on the walls. Although her behavior is described as man-like, and Evans notes that it seems entirely plausible that anyone might find a cooking pot a handy piece of armor in a siege, he wonders if Margaret's headgear was invented to make her seem more womanly, or to create an absurd visual of a woman in war, using a woman's tools to defend herself.

I don't know about you, but I'd think twice about going up against someone wearing a pot on their head and armed with an assortment of kitchen knives and other potentially lethal cookware.


Oii !!!
 
2014-01-16 06:16:43 PM  
I've grown out of being able to enjoy the tin-foil bikinis they tend to put female characters in. Now it mostly annoys me, because I know its an amature ploy to sell games with sex.

However, there's been a resurgence in dressing women appropriately for combat... And I fear its awoken a new fetish in me.
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2014-01-16 06:17:04 PM  

Mouser: Evans points to the tale of Margaret of Beverley, a woman who did indeed participate in the defense of Jerusalem while the city was under siege by Saladin during the Third Crusade.  Margaret's brother wrote that she wore a cooking pot on her head while she brought water to the men on the walls. Although her behavior is described as man-like, and Evans notes that it seems entirely plausible that anyone might find a cooking pot a handy piece of armor in a siege, he wonders if Margaret's headgear was invented to make her seem more womanly, or to create an absurd visual of a woman in war, using a woman's tools to defend herself.

I don't know about you, but I'd think twice about going up against someone wearing a pot on their head and armed with an assortment of kitchen knives and other potentially lethal cookware.


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2014-01-16 06:20:29 PM  

baconbeard: Monkeyhouse Zendo: baconbeard: This is what male armour looked like though, right?

[img.fark.net image 300x471]


I don't know what you're complaining about, it's not like young boys could develop a skewed perception of body image from something like that.

Isn't that because young boys are smart enough to know the difference between fantasy and reality?


No, it's because boys usually don't give a crap what they look like. On the other hand, it's usually the first thing a girl is judged on.
 
2014-01-16 06:21:08 PM  
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2014-01-16 06:21:46 PM  

Ghastly: [fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 850x680]


Douchbags come in two sizes?
 
2014-01-16 06:23:22 PM  

FunkOut: baconbeard: Monkeyhouse Zendo: baconbeard: This is what male armour looked like though, right?

[img.fark.net image 300x471]


I don't know what you're complaining about, it's not like young boys could develop a skewed perception of body image from something like that.

Isn't that because young boys are smart enough to know the difference between fantasy and reality?

No, it's because boys usually don't give a crap what they look like. On the other hand, it's usually the first thing a girl is judged on.


You sure about that? Why don't we ask the fat ugly guy in school if looks matter? You know, the guy everyone makes fun of.
 
2014-01-16 06:23:47 PM  
I love these threads, they give some of the best ideas.
 
2014-01-16 06:24:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Pretty sure this is a faithful and historical recreation:

[baremaidens.org image 385x550]

[fc00.deviantart.net image 850x637]

[d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net image 576x720


Dang, just dang.
 
2014-01-16 06:26:27 PM  

way south: I've grown out of being able to enjoy the tin-foil bikinis they tend to put female characters in. Now it mostly annoys me, because I know its an amature ploy to sell games with sex.

However, there's been a resurgence in dressing women appropriately for combat... And I fear its awoken a new fetish in me.
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 Get a can opener and we'll talk.
 
2014-01-16 06:27:01 PM  
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I larp, lightning bolt!
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Careful with that bow!

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