Okay, here are two completely unrelated things came up in gaming for me today. Here's the first -- I need to think more about the second.
- Reduces the fumble die by one step in the dice chain; thus, a suit of dragon scale plate armor has a fumble die of d14 rather than d16.
- Reduces the armor check penalty by 1.
- Reduces the speed penalty of the armor by 5'.
The suit takes two weeks to craft for scale mail or half plate, but two months for a suit of full plate. By spending an additional 150 gp and an additional month of labor, the armor may be adorned and filigreed with silvers and golds. Such ornament gives the wearer a +1 bonus to attempts to intimidate or impress persons who are impressed by ostentatious displays of wealth such as nobles, merchants or the greedy.