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Lifting capacity
« on: July 21, 2012, 12:28:30 AM »
Now, to start, do not confuse this with carrying capacity. Figuring out how much stuff your character can cram in their backpack and run around with is a level of detail that is unneeded in this system. This is about how creating guidelines for how much a character can lift and throw. 

This ability is added to athletics:

Weight Lifting:
Your ability to lift objects is determined by the sum of your strength modifier and your athletics ranks- even if athletics is untrained. You may use objects that you would be able to lift 2 ranks lower as improvised weapons, and 5 ranks lower they have the [thrown] property.
1- You can lift heavy boxes, and are greatly appreciated when somebody has to move
5 -  You can lift furniture
10-You can lift a appliances, such as refrigerators. 
15-You can lift a car
20 - You can rip a large tree out of the ground
25-  You can lift an semi-truck
30 - You can lift a small building
35 - you can lift a skyscraper

Also, Rage would also give a +circle bonus for weight lifting, and there is a +2 bonus for being large.
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Re: Lifting capacity
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 01:13:47 AM »
It'd be nice to have a small rule governing multiple bodies lifting something. Just for system granularity.

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Re: Lifting capacity
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 01:47:12 AM »
It'd be nice to have a small rule governing multiple bodies lifting something. Just for system granularity.
How about "If multiple people lift an object, they can lift the total of all of their lifting capacities"?
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Re: Lifting capacity
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 01:52:37 AM »
To be clear, is this a passive rating based on the ranks and mod or is it a check? I was thinking passive bonus such as the way move speed is derived from athletics, but wasn't sure.

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Re: Lifting capacity
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 02:29:21 AM »
It'd be nice to have a small rule governing multiple bodies lifting something. Just for system granularity.
How about "If multiple people lift an object, they can lift the total of all of their lifting capacities"?

So 7 average Joes can lift a Skyscraper? ...Nifty.

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Re: Lifting capacity
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 09:14:06 AM »
It'd be nice to have a small rule governing multiple bodies lifting something. Just for system granularity.
How about "If multiple people lift an object, they can lift the total of all of their lifting capacities"?

So 7 average Joes can lift a Skyscraper? ...Nifty.
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Re: Lifting capacity
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 12:49:11 AM »
That seems like a very interesting proposal. I was wondering why this was missing from legend as I use to use STR checks all the time in my old 3.5 campaigns. And this seems like a very logical solution to that problem. I still find it funny how odd some of the things you can do with a high enough score in these things.
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