Smart Skin

Smart Skin

Cost: Low
Armor Value: 3/2

Smart skin is an advanced nanofluid that covers the wearer’s skin. It resembles liquid mercury but retains the texture and flexibility of normal skin until activated, at which point the material becomes rigid enough to protect the wearer and distribute the kinetic energy (though still flexible enough at the joints not to impede movement). A specialized hive, worn by the character, replenishes the nanobots and stores them when not in use. Deploying the nanobots across the body takes a full Action Turn. Smart skin has an Armor Value of 3/2, and may be worn with other armor without penalty.