Definition of size categories for objects


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Having the darnedest time finding this, can anyone point me to a rule source for it?


No, but I believe in the case of a weapon sized for a medium creature it counts as a tiny object. I think the general rule is you subtract two size categories from the creature size an object is designed for to get its size (for weapons and armor).

But I can't recall where I got that from.


The only exact definitions I've ever been able to find are from 3.5 or earlier. (Edit: For an inexact match, there's the table under the animated object entry in the Bestiary.)

The weapon thing is . . . odd. I wouldn't expect a brass knuckle for a Medium creature to be the same object size category as an earth breaker for a Medium creature. Using the animated object example, I'd call the brass knuckles Diminutive and the earth breaker Small.


blahpers wrote:
The weapon thing is . . . odd. I wouldn't expect a brass knuckle for a Medium creature to be the same object size category as an earth breaker for a Medium creature. Using the animated object example, I'd call the brass knuckles Diminutive and the earth breaker Small.

I think it was more a general guideline.

Like I said I can't recall where it came from.

It may have also been a case where light weapons went down a size and two handed went up a size.

The animated object chart is a good Paizo basis though.

A candelabra is tiny and a chair is small.


This stuff from D&D 3.5 is the most recent source I'm aware of that gives any figures on the borders for size categories, and it's quite old indeed.

As for weapon size, I believe that was also never directly addressed in PF 1st Edition and instead was just ported over straight from D&D 3.5. So a Medium creature's Dagger is Tiny, their Longsword is Small, and their Greatsword is Medium. Generally, that is.


How did I miss the section on weapon sizes? Thank you, that at least gives a baseline for me to rule from.


that Open Gaming License is a good thing...

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