So if my shell has 8/8 armor and I buy Heavy Combat Armor 16/16 I have now 24/24 armor. Now I understand from corebook that I can wear on top of that a Body Armor (Heavy) 13/13 (which is logical of course) and have now 37/37 without layer penalty, correct? Following by quote from Corebook, page 194, "Layered Armor":
"Note Also that the armor inherent to a synthethic morph or bot's frame does not constitute a layer of armor (i.e. you may wear armor over the synthethic shell without penalty)".
So I guess I understand that correct.
However, how does that apply to everyones favourite Reaper? I mean- logically you can design/buy/order a Body Armor for Reaper (piece of cake with all that technology) but that would look little strange, no? :)
Also what about Shape Adjusting synths that want to wear Body Armor? Didn't see any part in corebook that said that Shape Adjusting prevents from wearing Body Armor.