Howtonotsuckatgamedesign

May 26
Thought on half-naked armor:Those outfits historically were not designed with any strategic benefit in mind. They weren’t about being agile or not sweating in the sun.Those armors were nothing but gratuitous costumes for theatre war. They had the appearance of armor, similar iconography to what the soldiers at the time wore.But they were explicitly designed to show the body of the combatant, to allow the bodies to get easily cut and bruised and allow for bleeding to be instantly visible.Keep that in mind, next time you feel like showing the belly of your fearless combatant. And think about what that sais about a fantasy universe if mainly the male warriors are allowed to wear full armor, while female warriors get the “gladiator” treatment.
Cheers.

Thought on half-naked armor:

Those outfits historically were not designed with any strategic benefit in mind. They weren’t about being agile or not sweating in the sun.

Those armors were nothing but gratuitous costumes for theatre war. They had the appearance of armor, similar iconography to what the soldiers at the time wore.

But they were explicitly designed to show the body of the combatant, to allow the bodies to get easily cut and bruised and allow for bleeding to be instantly visible.

Keep that in mind, next time you feel like showing the belly of your fearless combatant. And think about what that sais about a fantasy universe if mainly the male warriors are allowed to wear full armor, while female warriors get the “gladiator” treatment.

Cheers.

  1. trincheiradatalt reblogged this from w-w-c-j-h-d
  2. w-w-c-j-h-d reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  3. red-scientist reblogged this from w-w-c-j-h-d
  4. toowickedtobemisunderstood reblogged this from haterswillhateme
  5. haterswillhateme reblogged this from conniferusblack
  6. oni-baba reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign and added:
    Thats quite an interesting interpretation actually.
  7. conniferusblack reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  8. ninjaeris13 reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  9. lovelyfine reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  10. thejollyholidayofomni reblogged this from devilsfruitsalad
  11. froontherun reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  12. rocmegamanx reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  13. devilsfruitsalad reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  14. ohnotherancor reblogged this from howtonotsuckatgamedesign
  15. howtonotsuckatgamedesign posted this