D&D item weights are amusing.

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D&D item weights are amusing.

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HAH! :lol:
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I concur. Ten pounds of rope @ 50' long would likely be a heavy (2" thick or more!) mooring line from a shipyard...and the bulk alone of carrying such a hank would fill one's pack!
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I've always felt the same with any game where you raid dungeons - Surely I can find space in my inventory for this 38th sword?
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Eofor wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:44 am I've always felt the same with any game where you raid dungeons - Surely I can find space in my inventory for this 38th sword?
well, because rope doesn't really weigh 10Ib, you can carry a 38th sword :lol:

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I have to admit, I have never given this a thought beyond "it's just the game rules", and now I am having to stop myself wasting hours of time weighing stuff to see how right it is LOL
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It's only off by a 0--close enough for government work.

I'm not a big fan of 5e.

I think it is better than 4e.

I prefer 3.5e or AD&D (1e).
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I was a 2nd ed. Runequest player, encumbrance was based on bulk not weight ( Sierra's hank of rope would be one 'Thing' for example, the same as a sword, a bucket or a bag of rice)

That way you can't carry off one fourteenth share of a dragon's hoard in your knapsack....... Unless its one stone
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ForgeCorvus wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:01 pm That way you can't carry off one fourteenth share of a dragon's hoard in your knapsack....... Unless its one stone
loving that reference :mrgreen:
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ForgeCorvus wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:01 pm I was a 2nd ed. Runequest player, encumbrance was based on bulk not weight ( Sierra's hank of rope would be one 'Thing' for example, the same as a sword, a bucket or a bag of rice)

That way you can't carry off one fourteenth share of a dragon's hoard in your knapsack....... Unless its one stone
Well played. Well played. :lol:
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Incidentally, this is a fun little article in which the author very nearly collides head-first with our hobby without even realizing it, and he himself notes the amusingly huge difference between the weight of what he actually carried on his outing (about 25 lbs) and what the D&D manual claims his character’s pack weighs (an absolutely ridiculous 59 lbs). That’s over twice the actual weight! And even if he had used more substantial materials for the torches, I very much doubt it ever would have reached nearly 60 frickin’ pounds. :lol:

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Manveruon wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:17 pm Incidentally, this is a fun little article in which the author very nearly collides head-first with our hobby without even realizing it
awesome stuff :mrgreen:
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