I want a complete list of every 3.5e-legal type of armor and shield published by Wizards of the Coast, or in Dragon or Dungeon magazine. (To be clear, I mean base type of armor or shield, not every possible material or magical enhancement they might receive.) I have the Crystal Keep index, which is great, but I have known the Crystal Keep indices to be missing things in the past, so I don’t feel confident that its list of armors and shields is complete, either.
Obviously, this is an enormous amount of material to comb through, but I don’t expect the amount of material actually on the list to be all that large: Crystal Keep’s list of armors and shields through October 1, 2007 contains about 50 separate entries,¹ and I expect that it’s almost complete, so a thorough list won’t be much larger. Furthermore, almost all of the entries come from Player’s Handbook or Races of Stone, which I know about, so the list doesn’t need to contain those. (Really, a list of sources that add new armors or shields not mentioned in the Crystal Keep index would be sufficient for my purposes, but that feels a little too specific for a Stack question.)
- The index actually has about 100 entries, but there are a ton of repeats just in different standard materials, e.g. the heavy shield appears 5 times, in bronze, darkwood, mithral, wood, and steel).