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Updated: 2017-06-18T21:05:46.359+03:00

 



I use the simple dot system, abstract but still u...

2010-02-02T19:17:29.264+02:00

I use the simple dot system, abstract but still useful.

http://zzarchov.blogspot.com/2009/06/you-know-what-rules-everybody-loves.html

Basically items have number of "dots" they use up in inventory, an abstract mesh of fragility, weight and awkward shape.

All small items are 1 dot (a short sword), a medium is 2 (A regular sword) and a large is 4 (A tower shield, two handed maul etc). Armour? Light, Mail and Plate (1,2,4).

How many abstract dots can you carry? Why, the same number as your abstract strength score. 10 strength, 10 dots without penalty.

So Armour, Sword and Shield, 8 dots. Put in a backup dagger and a heavy helm, 10 dots. The maximum effective gear for a normal person. Give him a crossbow, 50 feet of rope and a backpack with 2 weeks supplies, he might need to drop that stuff before fighting.



Mike Loades in "Weapons that Made Britain&quo...

2010-02-02T18:51:33.333+02:00

Mike Loades in "Weapons that Made Britain"? He does good documentaries once you get past the overly-macho, male menopausal presenting style.

Sometimes referred to as "Mad Mike", still you have to have a certain temperament to do the stuff he does. Excellent television, usually accurate, and actually educational.

I agree with Ara, Fief is a good resource for this sort of thing, but if you are not using weights in favour of a more abstracted encumbrance system, nothing to worry about. I like to know ball park weights for other reasons, as I rarely calculate encumbrance when I have the option of making a best guess.



the guy jumping off a horse in armor and landing o...

2010-02-02T18:09:21.125+02:00

the guy jumping off a horse in armor and landing on his ass - on purpose - is impressive in any event

Mike Loades in "Weapons that Made Britain"? He does good documentaries once you get past the overly-macho, male menopausal presenting style.

Alexius' dynamic price charts are a tour de force of gaming obsession, but they're way too involved for me.

As for encumbrance, the OED stones system?



A good place to start for equipment pricing and su...

2010-02-02T16:58:30.000+02:00

A good place to start for equipment pricing and such is the book Fief. I think it's available as a pdf and softcover.

ara