Encumbrance

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While a set of clothing is free in terms of weight due to a character being so used to wearing it, the weight of this “free” set of clothing is NOT ignored when calculating the encumbrance of a character’s MOUNT (so, Flinn might not notice his clothes, but Aether does) or for calculating the total weight of the character and his gear. On that note, the encumbrance values of mounts should not be pushed too closely, because the rider’s weight varies by probably +/- 5 pounds or so as they eat food, drink, sweat, etc etc. So, don’t try to get your mount to a light load less 0.01 pounds!

The Encumbrance table has many rounding issues, leaves entire pound holes in the chart, and generally fails to match up to the MM supplied values for horses (due to rounding errors). We will therefore use the following table for encumbrance.

Strength Score Light Load Medium Load Heavy Load
1 Load ≤ 3⅓ lbs 3⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 6⅔ lbs 6⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 10 lbs
2 Load ≤ 6⅔ lbs 6⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 13⅓ lbs 13⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 20 lbs
3 Load ≤ 10 lbs 10 lbs < Load ≤ 20 lbs 20 lbs < Load ≤ 30 lbs
4 Load ≤ 13⅓ lbs 13⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 26⅔ lbs 26⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 40 lbs
5 Load ≤ 16⅔ lbs 16⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 33⅓ lbs 33⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 50 lbs
6 Load ≤ 20 lbs 20 lbs < Load ≤ 40 lbs 40 lbs < Load ≤ 60 lbs
7 Load ≤ 23⅓ lbs 23⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 46⅔ lbs 46⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 70 lbs
8 Load ≤ 26⅔ lbs 26⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 53⅓ lbs 53⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 80 lbs
9 Load ≤ 30 lbs 30 lbs < Load ≤ 60 lbs 60 lbs < Load ≤ 90 lbs
10 Load ≤ 33⅓ lbs 33⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 66⅔ lbs 66⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 100 lbs
11 Load ≤ 38⅓ lbs 38⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 76⅔ lbs 76⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 115 lbs
12 Load ≤ 43⅓ lbs 43⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 86⅔ lbs 86⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 130 lbs
13 Load ≤ 50 lbs 50 lbs < Load ≤ 100 lbs 100 lbs < Load ≤ 150 lbs
14 Load ≤ 58⅓ lbs 58⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 116⅔ lbs 116⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 175 lbs
15 Load ≤ 66⅔ lbs 66⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 133⅓ lbs 133⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 200 lbs
16 Load ≤ 76⅔ lbs 76⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 153⅓ lbs 153⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 230 lbs
17 Load ≤ 86⅔ lbs 86⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 173⅓ lbs 173⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 260 lbs
18 Load ≤ 100 lbs 100 lbs < Load ≤ 200 lbs 200 lbs < Load ≤ 300 lbs
19 Load ≤ 116⅔ lbs 116⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 233⅓ lbs 233⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 350 lbs
20 Load ≤ 133⅓ lbs 133⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 266⅔ lbs 266⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 400 lbs
21 Load ≤ 153⅓ lbs 153⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 306⅔ lbs 306⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 460 lbs
22 Load ≤ 173⅓ lbs 173⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 346⅔ lbs 346⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 520 lbs
23 Load ≤ 200 lbs 200 lbs < Load ≤ 400 lbs 400 lbs < Load ≤ 600 lbs
24 Load ≤ 233⅓ lbs 233⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 466⅔ lbs 466⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 700 lbs
25 Load ≤ 266⅔ lbs 266⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 533⅓ lbs 533⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 800 lbs
26 Load ≤ 306⅔ lbs 306⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 613⅓ lbs 613⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 920 lbs
27 Load ≤ 346⅔ lbs 346⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 693⅓ lbs 693⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 1,040 lbs
28 Load ≤ 400 lbs 400 lbs < Load ≤ 800 lbs 800 lbs < Load ≤ 1,200 lbs
29 Load ≤ 466⅔ lbs 466⅔ lbs < Load ≤ 933⅓ lbs 933⅓ lbs < Load ≤ 1,400 lbs
+10 Heavy Load × ⅓ Heavy Load × ⅔ × 4

Encumbrance

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