[2E] Expanded encumbrance table?

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[2E] Expanded encumbrance table?

Postby Jayce » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:02 am

I'm about to start running a new Dark Sun campaign, using the 2nd edition rules and the original (so not the Revised & Expanded) Dark Sun boxed set. However, we've got one problem: the party's Half Giant has a strength score of 22, but the encumbrance tables in the PHB only go up to strength 18/00. Does anyone know if there were ever any expanded encumbrance tables published, in either an AD&D supplement or a Dragon Magazine article?

If not, does anyone know of a fanmade expanded encumbrance table? Or if there's a set methodology to calculating encumbrance levels? (I haven't been able to discover it)
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Re: [2E] Expanded encumbrance table?

Postby Havard » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:14 am

Interesting topic!

I wonder if the Animal Carrying Capacity rules could be useful in this?


I suppose they might be different due to walking on four legs though. Do other editions adress this?


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Re: [2E] Expanded encumbrance table?

Postby Lord Torath » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:18 pm

I put one together a while back. I just took the Weight Allowance at full speed, a few pounds less than Max Press at Speed 1, and interpolated the points between. (Part of my big monster spreadsheet)

Here, I've uploaded it to my dropbox account: Lord Torath's Dropbox.

I've got the encumbrance values separated by normal speed and creature size. I found I liked the size multipliers for carrying capacity. But the multipliers are all in the top row, so set them to "1" if you don't like that bit. Then just find the table that matches your normal speed.

Let me know if that link doesn't work, or if you have any questions.
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Re: [2E] Expanded encumbrance table?

Postby Morfie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:44 am

PHG does have the Strength field called Weight Allowance, and this goes up to 25. This matches up to the upper number on Unencumbered. The field called Max. Press matches up to the upper number on Severe.

So for STR of 22 the Half-Giant would be unencumbered up to 785 lbs, but cannot carry any more than 970 lbs. If you want Light/Medium/Heavy inbetween those values you would have to work out the math.
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