One of my player want to make an alchemist and asked me this : Could he use his Familiar to transport (and drop) bombs ?
Looking at the rules :
- The errata allow Familiar to use 2 limb as it were hands (I guess one medium hand) so it can definitely grab the bomb.
- For Tiny creatures 1 Light Bulk object is considered 1 Bulk (so the bomb is 1 Bulk for our bird).
- Tiny creatures have 1/2 the standard Bulk limitation. But since Familiar doesn't have Strengh score I can't calculate it.
In the bestiary the viper has a Strengh of -3 so I used that for my assumption.
That means the Familiar would be Encumbered at (5-3)/2 = 1 Bulk.
So with only the bomb he is not encumbered but just barely.
Can he fly ?
How would you handdle the "attack" when he let the bomb fall ?