Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Last PC Creation Post: Going Shopping

This will be my last post about character creation until Tillam dies horribly (possibly eaten by rats or in a fire). But I wanted to discuss something that seems to have taken a back seat in 4th edition. Equipping a PC with mundane items and having a detailed inventory of all your equipment how you are carrying it and how much it all weighs.

There are many schools of thought for equipping a PC. The quick summary of those I've encountered are:

1) Spend all your gold on a wide and varied selection of things eventually you will find a use for that stuff.
2) Buy only those items you know you will need. Gold can be spent on items as you know you need them.
3) Buy a standard set of equipment the same list of items every time for every character.

I must admit I usually option for something between options 1 and 3. This time, however, given that the campaign will be city based and Tillam is a moderately well to do businessman I've decided to go with a foppish style of equipment mostly clothing and changes of it along with a few pieces any good thief would need.

Very little of my equipment needs explanation it is all the basic stuff from the PhB but here I present his equipment. All the while trying to stay acutely aware of my carrying capacty of 35 lbs. I also do try to keep track of what is on Tillam's person and where in the event a pickpocket attempt happens.


Item
Notes
Weight
Local.
Belt

-
Worn
Cloak
Cloth
-
Worn
Leather Armor
AC 8
15
Worn
Dagger
2 on belt 2 in boots 1 on chest
5
Worn
Thieves Tools
Special Set
1
Belt
Boots
Soft
0
Worn
Surcoat

0
Worn
Tunic

0
Worn
Breeches

0
Worn
Hose

0
Worn
Gloves

0
Worn
Sack Large

.5
Pack
Sack Small
x2
.2
Pack
Backpack

2
Worn
Pouch Small
x2
1
Belt
Pouch Large

1
Belt
Flint & Steel
in S. Pouch 1
0
Worn
Chalk
in S. Pouch 1
0
Worn
Hooded Lantern
Backpack
2
Worn
Lamp Oil
x2 in L Pouch
2
Worn
Lamp Oil
2

Stored
Torch


Stored
Sealing Wax


Stored
Gloves


Stored
Hose
3

Stored
Breeches
2

Stored
Tunic
2

Stored
Boots
Soft

Stored
Belt


Stored





Total Weight
31.9