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Trueshots
January 9th, 2013, 13:37
Does the weight of gold count towards encumbrance in PFS? Also can you "bank" items that you know you won't be using before a mission, to make sure you stay under the encumbrance cap? Thanks

Skellan
January 9th, 2013, 15:10
I think it is assumed that characters have somewhere to store items they dont take with them on a scenario. I havent got a problem with this anyway

Blackfoot
January 9th, 2013, 17:21
Gold and your starting outfit have no weight in PFS. (also that starting outfit is 'free')

Trenloe
January 12th, 2013, 02:04
There's not an official rule regarding the weight of gold, but it is definitely an unwritten rule with most GMs about it not counting towards encumbrance.

Also, there is no rule regarding storing equipment - although the PFS developer Mark Moreland makes a brief comment in this thread: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2n092&page=1?Does-a-PFS-character-have-a-home

Basically saying that you can have a home/place to store equipment as long as there is no mechanical benefit - i.e. getting a bonus or other tangible benefit game time. Mechanical benefits are provided by boons or by spending PP on vanities found in the Pathfinder Society Field Guide (http://paizo.com/products/btpy8mfq).

acyd69
January 12th, 2013, 04:15
I'm sure that the Grand Lodge would be happy to hold any items thier pathfinders find too encumbering during a mission. As well there would undoubtly be some kind of banking system, where you have access to your wealth without having to carry it. High tier scenario rewards (>4,000 gp) would be much too bulky to carry around Absalom. Besides, who wants to have that target painted on them.

Personally, with regard to gear I just outfit my characters such that they have a convient way to unburden themselves in an emergency (backpack dropped to the ground).

My two cents anyway.