09 June 2016

What Kind?

When I've asked "what kind of steel is that?" the replies remind of when I've seen someone on tech support ask, "what kind of computer do you have?" and getting "a white one!" as a reply.

What kind of steel is that?

"Mild steel!"


"Ten gauge!"


While it's more informative than someone saying "it's made from metal" it's not much more informative.

I first bumped into this trying to do some real world research on armor weights to compare with GURPS, because the armor weights seemed far to large in the game.

The reason I started asking about the actual steels used was an attempt to calculate the DR, because there's a huge range of strengths in "mild" steel for tensile and deformation values.

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