PFS weight

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Grand Lodge ***

I am making a PFS guy for GenCon this week. Does money count as weight in PFS?

As far as I know, no it doesn't.

The Exchange ****

nogoodscallywag wrote:
I am making a PFS guy for GenCon this week. Does money count as weight in PFS?

50 coins weigh a pound.

most people don't track it though, counting large amounts of wealth in gems/jewels/plat. pieces.

check CRB. Pg 140, Table 6-3 (Trade Goods).

Silver Crusade **

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You can always leave your extra $$$ in your footlocker of indeterminate size at the Grand Lodge. Best way to handle it, in my book.

Grand Lodge ***

well i'm using herolab, and it gives me the option to compute weight or not. makes a difference on a rogue!

Shadow Lodge **** Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka JohnF

You can:

  • (easy) use platinum pieces (worth 10gp) to decrease the weight.

  • (slightly more work) buy gems or semiprecious stones. Every GM I've encountered would allow you to use these in lieu of coinage, but I suppose it's possible you'll run into one who would claim you had to sell the gems for half what you paid for them ...

  • (expensive) buy a handy haversack - that would let you carry up to 60,000gp value for a total weight of 5lb. Oh, and you could use it to hold other things as well if you don't have that much coinage!

  • Just tell HeroLab to ignore the weight, and tell any GM who gets upset that you're allowed to leave stuff "at home" while you're on a mission. I haven't bothered with coins yet, but that's where my cold weather gear, climbers kit, &c. stays unless I'm on a trip that requires it. (For HeroLab, I just set those items to "dropped to the ground").

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Agent, Nevada—Las Vegas aka kinevon

Not easy to convert coinage in Hero Lab.

You can use the Custom Location in the Gear tab to make your Absolom home/storage locker.

That is also where I use the Custom Valuable to make things like the 50 gp Courtier's Jewelry needed to make the Courtier's Outfit work correctly.

I just wish the printouts would organize items by container. Would make so much easier for my 12th level archer with 3 containers with arrows in them of multiple types.

And a Handy Haversack won't be available for a new PFS PC. Not enough Fame, yet. However, if you have access to the Adventurer's Armory, there is an item called a Masterwork Backpack that is mundane, so always available, which gives a small boost to Strength, but only for carrying capacity. And Hero Labs actually calculates it in, when it is checked.

In general, in my experience, few GMs worry about coinage weight in PFS. I have it turned off on all my PCs, so I don't have to mess around with converting gp to pp, or other low weight items of value. Then again, most of my PCs seldom have enough weight in coinage to worry about. Easy come, easy spend...

Shadow Lodge **** Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka JohnF

kinevon wrote:
Not easy to convert coinage in Hero Lab.

On the "Journal" tab, enter "-340" (say) in the GP box, "34" in the PP box, and click the "Earn" button.

You can check that the GP total shown on the title line doesn't change (if it does, you got the numbers wrong).

Thanks for the tip about a Custom Location.

One of the "custom containers" we use in home games is "(dropped to) ground".

Sovereign Court *****

I just don't include the weight of money for my characters. I am very careful about all other items that I carry, but not that.

Shadow Lodge ****

Why not? I'm okay with the assumption that you can store wealth "back home", but if you want to have it available, on your person, to spend it has a weight just like any other piece of equipment.

I keep track of all of my equipment, even when it means my characters suffer because of it.

Grand Lodge ** RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I just play characters with enough STR to carry all their stuff. ;)

Sovereign Court ***** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

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So, 9 PP, 9 GP, 9 SP and 10 CP is a little less than a pound, and 100 GP. Good enough for most low level encounters.

Although I do wish we'd get a solid ruling on gems/art objects. Is a "1000gp gem" sold for 1000gp or 500gp? I was hoping Ultimate Equipment would list them under "trade goods" but alas, it did not.

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