Bulk rating of a dead kobold?


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Does anyone have any idea what the bulk rating of a dead kobold is? Or how far you could throw it?

This came up in play tonight and I let it go with a Strength check and treating it as a thrown weapon, but I'm curious what the hive mind has to say.

The situation: The party was fighting some kobolds, including some kobold warriors and a kobold dragon sorcerer. Our cleric, a cloistered cleric who thinks he's a warpriest, charged a kobold and failed to kill it. The champion ran to his rescue and finished it off. On his next turn, the cleric picked up the kobold and wanted to throw it at the kobold sorcerer. He missed.

I play with crazy people. And I wouldn't have it any other way.


CRB Page 272 "Bulk of Creatures" wrote:

Bulk of Creatures

You might need to know the Bulk of a creature, especially
if you need to carry someone off the battlefield. The table
that follows lists the typical Bulk of a creature based on its
size, but the GM might adjust this number.
Size of Creature Bulk
Tiny 1
Small 3
Medium 6
Large 12
Huge 24
Gargantuan 48

This is obviously before factoring anything that creature is carrying.


beowulf99 wrote:
This is obviously before factoring anything that creature is carrying.

Thanks! I was looking for it, but I couldn't find it. So he probably couldn't have thrown the kobold that far. But it was funny!


Hey man, the Rule of Cool trumps all others. If the situation called for it, have at it. No telling when a Clerics deity may come through with a short "divine buff" for a particularly awesome display of faith.

Or something suitably awesome anyway.


With 16 str shouldn't be an issue to throw a kobold against another one.

The kobold is small and 16 str is the same as a horse.

A monk with 10 str and the feat could throw an enemy 10 feet.

A character with 16 str could at least throw a small creature 10 feet ahead.
Maybe no damage ( if not by dm decision ).

But since an averagd human is 10 ste and a kobold is more or less a Child with some extra bulk cause items, i see no reason a warpriest couldn't throw one.


HumbleGamer wrote:

With 16 str shouldn't be an issue to throw a kobold against another one.

The kobold is small and 16 str is the same as a horse.

A monk with 10 str and the feat could throw an enemy 10 feet.

A character with 16 str could at least throw a small creature 10 feet ahead.
Maybe no damage ( if not by dm decision ).

But since an averagd human is 10 ste and a kobold is more or less a Child with some extra bulk cause items, i see no reason a warpriest couldn't throw one.

The impact of strength scales differently with sizes above medium though.

Also I am not sure that 10 is the average human anymore. It certainly doesn't seem so going by the aps, module or the npc building guidelines.


The Gleeful Grognard wrote:
HumbleGamer wrote:

With 16 str shouldn't be an issue to throw a kobold against another one.

The kobold is small and 16 str is the same as a horse.

A monk with 10 str and the feat could throw an enemy 10 feet.

A character with 16 str could at least throw a small creature 10 feet ahead.
Maybe no damage ( if not by dm decision ).

But since an averagd human is 10 ste and a kobold is more or less a Child with some extra bulk cause items, i see no reason a warpriest couldn't throw one.

The impact of strength scales differently with sizes above medium though.

Also I am not sure that 10 is the average human anymore. It certainly doesn't seem so going by the aps, module or the npc building guidelines.

It is fine either a medium human would have more than 10 str and that the size works differently given the same str modifier.

The point was just to underline that a trained adventurer could easily throw a small creature body.

A monk with 10 str can throw a creature up to 1 size bigger than his 10 feet far from him. With titan wrestler he could do the same up to 3 size bigger than his.

It is simply a fantasy adventure... I mean, It would be like discussing battle medicine in terms of roleplay instead of mechanics.

There are dragons out there.

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