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Heavy as a Horse

Posted by Samson Shire on October 04, 2015

We were playing D&D for the first time, and none of the players had much experience with any kind of RPG.

We were in the middle of buying equipment when the DM announced that he would use the rules of Encumbrance and Carrying Capacity for our equipment and cargo.

Everyone ran to the books, checking their items and getting rid of all kinds of heavy and useless equipment. One player whose name I will not mention here was playing a Human Paladin. Worriedly, he asked for the weight of a Warhorse.

“Why?” asked the DM. “Are you planning to carry it on your back?”

Since then, that player earned the nickname ‘Horseback’.

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