Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weighing Wealth, Weighing Words

At my table, I have preferred a simple encumbrance system based on the ancient stone weight measurement, where one stone is equivalent to 14lbs. Recently I noticed that the Adventurer Conqueror King System also prefers measuring by stone (albeit at a slightly different conversion—the historical stone changed in value over time), which inspired me to flesh out my encumbrance system in more detail.

Like others before me, I prefer to keep a ratio of 1,000 coins to one stone, so that there are 72 coins per pound (incidentally, I do not use pounds for any measurements in the game). This is closer to ancient treasure caches like the Frome Hoard and steers clear of the implied chunky coins of Dungeons & Dragons. From this basis, I permit each character to lift up to their Strength characteristic in stones, which comports closely in effect to later editions of the game (so that an average Strength 11 allows one to carry 154 lbs). However, moving at any more than a shuffle requires that the carried weight also not exceed the character's Constitution (representing their stamina). Furthermore, acting carefully (such as climbing, walking along an edge or fighting) requires that the load also does not exceed the character's Dexterity. To maintain balance, the hero has the option to drop everything in hand or risk falling otherwise. Thus, a character with Strength 12, Constitution 9 and Dexterity 14 could carry 12 stones, but could only move normally if this burden was reduced to 9 stones (the lowest of Strength and Constitution). Likewise, the hero could only fight if the burden was 9 stones (as acting carefully takes the lowest of all three scores).

Within this system, I tend to handwave equipment weights. I generally rule that light adventuring gear (clothes, a bedroll, backpack, candle and so on) only weighs two stones, while more extensive gear (torches, iron spikes, rope and so on) would increase this to three stones. Each weapon and all of its ammunition (beyond a dagger) is one stone each, as is a shield. Armour is typically one (AC 8 to 7), two (AC 6 to 5) or three stones in weight (AC 4 to 3). As mentioned earlier, each bag of 1,000 coins is another stone of weight. Everything else is made up on the spot, perhaps using Vornheim's syllable-counting system for heavy items (i.e., a "chest of trea-sure" could be four stones).

Addendum: While developing the system I had informally used at my table, I noticed that these same rules might be used to cover something entirely different as well: the tense diplomacy and maneuvering of social interactions. Here, a player will make a reaction roll of 2d6, modified by any Charisma adjustment. The referee then listens to the player's attempt to roleplay the encounter and secretly rolls a polyhedral die based on the roleplaying and the hidden disposition of the other party (normally a d6, but this could be a d4 for an accommodating stranger or a d8 or worse for a hostile group). Adding this disposition die to the adjusted reaction roll, the referee compares the sum to the speaker's Charisma score: if the result does not exceed the score, the party is not immediately hostile. Then, if the player attempts to maneuver or trick the non-player characters, this same value is similarly compared to the Intelligence of the spokesperson to see if he or she gives away the ruse. Finally, if this sum also does not exceed the Wisdom of the speaker, the player can pick up some subtle hint in the opponent's speech that gives clues to something they did not intend to reveal (but only if the Charisma eased the first contact and the player did not fail an attempt to trick or deceive the opponents). In this way, such a tense encounter would be based on both the roleplaying attempt and the scores of the character, so that each party would have a spokesperson. At the same time, such encounters would always be a gamble because the players only had half of the information and the disposition die result that completed the negotiation score would be hidden.

33 comments:

  1. Keeping it simple is the way to go.
    A stone is easily 3 to 5 times heavier then a typical melee weapon.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very true! I'm also figuring bulk in there in weird and unfathomable ways. Even a holstered great axe gets in the way of walking or maneuvering.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I use the encumbrance system from Runequest which is similar (one thing per point of Strength) but there isn't a weight assigned to a thing. For example, a backback weighs two things but can hold 10 things worth of stuff.

    For coins, I've abstracted them away completely. A party will find a "bag of coins" and it might be worth 10 gp (if it's copper) or 100 gp or any number depending on the coin type (or higher if it contains jewels). That way I don't have to worry about conversions or coin weight.

    As for making a thing weight, that's one step too far to the weird.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great Post Must Visist this following link and enjoy world latest news and latest insurance policy!!

    WORLD NEWS TODAY

    EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD

    World View

    ReplyDelete
  5. All Latest News Worldwide at one place just click this link and enjoy latest news!!

    WORLD NEWS TODAY

    EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD

    World View

    ReplyDelete
  6. "U build Great Artikel ^_^ i already Share this artikel
    Come to my website to view the contents of my website
    BOLA PELANGI - BANDAR MIX PARLAY TERBESAR DI INDONESIA HANYA DENGAN 1 USER ID SUDAH BISA BERMAIN SEMUA GAME.
    Join US ! klik link di bawah ini ☟

    Prediksi Bola dan Togel
    Mix Parlay
    Bola Jalan
    Bandar Bola
    Bola Online
    Berita Bola
    Prediksi Parlay

    Untuk Info Dan Bonus Menariknya Bisa Hubungi Kami Di Bawah Ini :
    WHATSAPP 1 : +6282143134681
    WHATSAPP 2 : +6281333472723

    Ayo buruann , mana tau kamu menjadi jutawan setelah bergabung dengan kami .. buruann !!!

    ♛ Group FB Prediksi Parlay = https://www.facebook.com/groups/346501502486292/
    ♛ Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/bolapelangi_01/Bola Pelangi
    ♛ Pinterest = https://id.pinterest.com/bolapelangilounge/ Bolapelangi Lounge
    ✆ WA = +6282143134681 || +6281333472723"

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well Done! Highly recommended.

    WashingtonDC Limo Car is facilitaing with Luxury Car Service, Limo Service DC in Maryland, Virginia & Washington DC at cheap Limo Rental Prices.

    Prom Nights Service:

    Prom Limo Service ensures best Prom Limo Hire servive.
    Enjoy Cheap Limo Service.

    We are providing Airport Transfers to Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia.

    .BWI Airport Limousine And Car Service
    .BWI Car Service .BWI Limo Service.
    . Car Service to Dulles
    . IAD Car Service . Dulles Airport Limousine Service.
    . Dulles Airport Transportation
    . Car Service to Dulles.

    Book the luxury airport shuttle near you.

    Car Service Washington DC
    Airport Car Rental
    Airport Chauffeur Service to meet the demands of people traveling to and from Washington DC.

    Get Free Quote
    Reserve Limo Online Now for Luxury Tour!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good work.I really appreciate it.

    Infinity Limo Car is providing Limo Service DC , Dulles Limo Service.

    Book Car Service Washington DC & Car Service DC at affordable prices in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland.

    Make your day special and avail Luxury Car Service:

    Wedding Limo Hire
    Wedding Limo Service for everyone through Washington DC, Virginia or Maryland.

    Airport Services:
    Airport Transportation near me
    Car Service DC
    Car Service Washington DC

    Services Demanded by celebrities & famous personalities:
    Hummer limo
    Hummer Limo Rental .
    Limo Rental Prices.

    Shuttle & Bus Services:
    Suburban SUV Rental
    Shuttle Service
    Limo Bus Rental

    Get Free Quote
    Reserve Limo Online Now for Luxury Tour!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Informative ideas. Keep it up!

    Vertri Limo provides one of the best Limo Service DC, Limousine Service in the Washington DC,

    Are You Looking forLimousine Service near me:

    . Cheap Limo Service
    . Prom Limo Service
    . Car Service Washington DC.

    Airport Transportation all over the Washington DC:
    Dulles Airport Transportation is the best Airport Limo Service of Vertri Limo.

    Airport Transfers service across all over the Washington DC.

    Car Service to DC
    DCA Car Service
    Limo Service DC
    Airport Transfers

    Reserve Airport Car Hire.
    Airport Shuttle Service
    Limo Airport Transfer
    limousine to airport service from Dulles, Baltimore Airport.

    Hire our Chauffeur Service
    for your luxury travel with professional Chauffeur.
    Chauffeur Car Service
    Chauffeur Service near me!



    Get Free Quote
    Reserve Limo Online for Luxury Tour!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Excellent piece of work. Superb effort!

    Airport Car Limo is serving Airport Limo Service and Airport Car Service in Washington DC.


    Airport Transportation Service provides you Airport Pickup Service to and from Reagan National Airport ,Baltimore & Dulles Airport.

    Our Airport Limousine Service are:

    Prom Limo Service
    BWI Car Service
    IAD Car Service.

    Wedding limousine Service!
    Make your Day Special with Wedding Limo, Wedding Limo Service & Wedding Limo Hire for prom nights.


    Book an Online trip to the Washington DC Airport!

    Airport Transportation Dulles
    Shuttle Service or Dulles Airport Transportation.

    Door-to-Door Airport Transportation to and from Washington DC airports including DCA, Dulles and BWI.

    DCA Airport Limo Car
    REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT

    Dulles Airport Transportation
    Car Service to Dulles
    IAD Airport Limo Car

    BALTIMORE AIRPORT LIMO
    Dulles Airport Taxi


    ReplyDelete
  11. Bigg Boss 14 Salman Khan to host the show in September.
    Bigg Boss 14
    bigg boss 14 colors tv show video episodes
    Bigg Boss 14 Episodes
    Bigg Boss 14 Contestants List

    Copy your video URL from youtube to mp3 that you need to download.
    youtube to mp3
    youtube downloader

    Video Shadi Mubarak Star Plus Watch Hindi Serial Full Episodes Online.
    Shadi Mubarak

    Video Pinjara Khubsurti Ka Colors Tv Hindi Series Video Episodes.
    Pinjara Khubsurti Ka

    ReplyDelete
  12. I Visit Your Bolog This Is so Impresive. And I read Your All Article. Your Work
    Is Very Good Your Article Writting Is Professional I realy Like Your Work.
    Bigg Boss 14
    Bigg Boss 14 Salman Khan to host the show in october.
    Bigg Boss 14
    bigg boss 14 colors tv show video episodes
    Bigg Boss 14 Episodes
    Bigg Boss 14 Contestants List

    Copy your video URL from youtube to mp3 that you need to download.
    youtube to mp3
    youtube downloader

    Video Shadi Mubarak Star Plus Watch Hindi Serial Full Episodes Online.
    Shadi Mubarak

    Video Pinjara Khubsurti Ka Colors Tv Hindi Series Video Episodes.
    Pinjara Khubsurti Ka

    ReplyDelete

  13. As we are aware of the fact already that commercial inspection is very different from residential inspection hence the expertise needed for this to be done are different as well. Commercial inspector is someone who has the necessary experience needed for a commercial inspection which needs certifications and education required by the state along with a portfolio that states that they have done it before and the customers were happy and satisfied with the outcome of the inspection. As neglected as this perspective can be because there is more work when you are just a home inspector, being a commercial building inspector can be pretty rewarding as well because commercial buildings obviously cover more area hence the money will be good and as commercial building inspections are covered by companies, everything will be done more professionally along with the less hassle of having to involve in negotiations. All in all, commercial inspection can be pretty rewarding if a real estate inspector gets a good grip over it.

    ReplyDelete
  14. While there are a ton of residential inspectors present around us always luring us to get a home inspection done from them and many home inspection companies are offering numerous perks if we get a home inspection done from them, when it comes to a commercial inspection, the list narrows down to a limited number and the reason behind this is that commercial property inspection is something on a bigger level and it requires a lot of expertise in order to get it right. When we search with words like commercial property inspection near me while residing in Atlanta, we may get a handsome amount of commercial inspectors on the search results but we should know what to look for before taking any decision. Champia Real Estate Inspections is a company offering expert services for people who are looking for a skilled and experienced commercial real estate inspector to help them in their time of need. They have been working since 1987 and have a number of positive reviews which is a guarantee itself that you will not be disappointed when to get their services.



    ReplyDelete
  15. Commercial property inspection is a term which is used when the help of a real estate inspector is needed on a bigger level. It is not just about a house anymore. In order to get done with this process, experience and skill is needed because we are never sure what will be in the box for us because in a place like Atlanta, commercial properties can be of any size and it is not possible for a regular home inspector to bluff on this level that he can satisfy the clients completely. Commercial property inspectors are experts who know exactly what they are dealing with. They are aware that anything can be present on the commercial property and it can be of any size so they need to be prepared prior to the inspection day and they should know how they are going to satisfy the client who is looking for their help regarding their commercial property.

    ReplyDelete
  16. A really nice blog where we can found useful information.Thanks you.
    The best digital marketing company in the world for web development.
    decoders digital marketing company
    best digital marketing company

    ReplyDelete
  17. The decision to get a home inspection done comes with many limitations that a person has in their mind. If a person has never gotten a home inspection done then he might be looking for the best home inspection company to send their best home inspectors and complete the process for them. This way they can be satisfied that the amount they have spent on getting this inspection done has not gone to waste. Along with that, the main purpose of getting a home inspection done is to get rid of any problems present in the house and if that is not coming in handy in getting the health or structural issues fixed, then what was the point of this hassle?If you have questions like these in your mind constantly bugging you, we have a solution for you. Top to Bottom Services is a home inspection company dedicated to providing you the best Quality Home inspection Maryland has in a box for its locals. The reason behind this statement is that when you get a home inspection done from them, you are not just getting a home inspection, they provide you agile reports, free phone, and email consultations, and 200% satisfaction guaranteed!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Everyone worries about the fact that what if their certain investment goes wrong? The same is the case with the home inspection industry. When a homeowner decides to get an inspection done for his house, he is often confused between a great number of options to choose from as this industry is very saturated and people often feel overwhelmed due to the choices they have to make. To make this easy for you, Top to Bottom Services have a thorough plan to choose their home inspectors who will visit your house to see if there is any problem existing there or not. They undergo rigorous training and comprehensive onboarding before going to perform a solo inspection and also have several certifications to prove their authenticity and expertise and the fact that they are the best Home inspectors Gaithersburg MD has.

    ReplyDelete
  19. When a person feels that they have a certain type of problem present inside their house and they want to get it fixed, they are always anticipating best services in order to know that their house is perfectly safe and secure for them. People often Google words like Home Inspection Services Maryland to know if they have a reliable source working near them which can provide them the best services available in the market. They also tend to rely on positive word of mouth from their close ones or relatives to check if they have taken these services before and how their experience was. It is always advisable for you in any case that you should opt for Certified Home Inspection Gaithersburg MD so that you should know that the person coming inside your house is qualified, certified and reliable and you can trust them. We, at Top to Bottom Services, are proud to say that we have all of this and more in the box for you so book an inspection today and leave the rest to us.

    ReplyDelete
  20. There are many problems encountered by residents while living in a house which depicts that the house needs immediate care. Suppose the residents of your house are developing allergic reactions which makes our safe space at home a little hard to live. Home is a place where a person comes after a tiring day but what if he is not getting peace at his own place, what should he do then? A Professional Home inspection Gaithersburg MD is always needed in order to make sure that the house where we are living is safe from all the toxins that may affect our health and all other factors that could cause damage to our property which was built with love and a huge amount of our savings. If you suspect something is present in your house causing your family to develop allergic reactions like stuffiness of nose or sneezing, coughing etc, call top to bottom services today and we will make sure to provide you a thorough Home Mold Inspection Gaithersburg MD in order to be sure if this is the problem that has been affecting you or there is something more grave present inside your house that needs immediate attention.

    ReplyDelete
  21. When it comes to our homes and their safety, we always want the best. This condition can be applied anywhere and you will not be surprised to see that this is actually the truth. So if we put the inspection of our house in this list, it is obvious that we want Quality Home inspection Maryland which will ensure that we are free from all the problems by the end of the whole procedure, no matter how many sessions it takes. Usually it's just one inspection but when there is an issue detected which needs more than one day or requires follow up tests, it can take some time hence we should be confident about the person or company we have chosen to proceed further with the whole process. If a person is looking for a home inspection company that will help him get rid of all the problems related to his house, he definitely wants the best. If he searches words like Residential Home inspector Gaithersburg MD and is unable to decide from a number of options, we are here to make it easy for you. At Top to Bottom Services, there are a number of warranties and guarantees that will assure you that we are in safe hands and your investment on your dear house and the trust you have put in us will not go wasted.

    ReplyDelete
  22. What do people think about a business having the need to outsource a call center to get help as a Calling Solution Home Inspection is also one of those industries in which assistance from outer sources is present as performing the actual home inspection is different and being available all day for query calls is different. But this does not mean that these calls are not important, they are equally important as a sale because out of all these calls, a study showed that there is a 33.33% chance that one call is a potential sale which means that if you are getting 5 calls, 1 out of them can be a potential one but if you miss the call due to your commitment to work which is not a bad thing, you will eventually lose more work which means loss. Therefore, in an industry like Home Inspection Call Center is a word that sounds like a blessing due to the mere fact that home inspection companies need professionals to answer their query calls and satisfy their customers about the services they are going to get beforehand so that they are 100% sure about their decision and once the sale is locked, the cause is served. But this cannot be done without the help of a third party who treats your business like their own, gets to know it, knows how to satisfy your customers by highlighting your positive points and book and schedule appointments without any clash and extreme professionalism. To your luck, Inspector Call Center is exactly doing this in order to provide you the extreme comfort of just doing your job, giving the maximum output out there without having to worry about the fact that someone out there is calling you for help and you are not available because gone are such days, now you can perform your job with 100% effort and respond to all the calls and queries at the same time, all thanks to ICC.


    ReplyDelete
  23. In an industry like Home Inspection Answering Calls Solution is very important as you get your job through calls so if you miss the calls you are getting as inquiries, you will eventually lose the sales. Home inspection services hold the essence of a good impression by delivering 100% customer satisfaction which means that at the end of the day, if your customers are not happy with your services, this will impact your business badly but a very important point that is missed that a person will only book an inspection if he is convinced on call about what he will be provided with once he does it. If a person calls a company, worried about the state of his house and call is not picked, he will definitely call the next best option to fix this problem. And even if the call is attended and he is not satisfied with what he is being told, he will not proceed further and book an inspection. This is where people need to understand the importance that home inspector answering service holds. If a person is satisfied, he will definitely give you the job and spread positive word of mouth about the services he got from the moment he called the company till the moment the inspection was done.

    ReplyDelete
  24. While working as a home inspection company, the actual job for them is to complete successful home inspections in which the customer is satisfied with their services at the end of each inspection and is happy to leave a positive review but what happens when the matter is not closed to book a home inspection? What if you are busy delivering your best services and while doing so, you miss a call that could actually be a successful sale for you? This is why we recommend you to get an Outbound Calling Service Home Inspection requires your complete attention and that is why ICC is here for you to take your calls and satisfy the customers with adequate answers to their queries. Homeowners, while looking for an impeccable personalized service georgia in a rush because they are concerned about the state of their house. This is where we come in. We make sure to attend their calls in time, satisfy them about the services they will be given and prepare a proper tentative schedule for you to just go and perform your job without worrying about the hassle of picking the calls of potential clients.

    ReplyDelete
  25. A popular concept is present in the market which is termed as the cost of a missed call which is not understood by all. People are not aware of the importance of an inquiry call as there are many coming every day and when you are working in a home inspection company, you are often busy with the actual task which is a successful home inspection but how will you get a job of performing a home inspection if you keep missing calls? In the industry of Home Inspection Lead Management is important because 1 out of 5 calls can be potential and losing a potential call will end up in you losing a sale which will affect the business. When we talk about Customer Service Home Inspection industry needs it the most because when people call a home inspection company, they are often worried about the condition of their house or what affect it will be having on the health of the residents of their house so in order to make sure that a customer is satisfied with the response he gets when he calls a company for help. This is where Inspector Call Center comes for your rescue by saving your business from losing potential sales and leaving your callers content.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Suppose a person is working solely as an owner of a home inspection company and he does not need to hire more people as he thinks that he is doing his job perfectly and does not want to add more people to it because they may ruin it for him by providing compromised services but as he is always on the go to provide his best services, he often tends to miss calls or cannot respond to them because he is busy all the time. Then he comes across a solution which means that all his calls will be answered by someone else who will make sure to do this job perfectly giving him more time to complete his inspections peacefully and more jobs are waiting for him as all of his inquiry calls are getting attended. When provided with a proper Customer Care solution home inspection became a stress free job for him as he knew that he only has to focus on one thing which he does the best. Believe it or not but once he became aware about the benefits of Inspector Service Group his life became tension free and his sales boosted up instantly because no potential calls were being missed.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...