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Old 03-21-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
beckerc
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Default lifting capacity: B14

I understand how to calculate lifting capacity, but I don't understand what it refers to. Basic Lift is clearly defined (pounds over your head with one hand in one second) and is also used to calculate encumbrance levels. But what lifting capacity refers to in game terms is not clear to me. If you have BL figured, do you ever need to refer to lifting capacity?
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
johndallman
 
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Default Re: lifting capacity: B14

"Lifting capacity" is just a phrase to tell you what Basic Lift is about. All the calculations are based on Basic Lift, and you don't need to record lifting capacity.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:26 PM   #3
Anaraxes
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Default Re: lifting capacity: B14

The paragraph is just trying to illustrate "proportional to the square of ST". "Lifting capacity" is not a game-mechanical stat.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:32 PM   #4
beckerc
 
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Default Re: lifting capacity: B14

Thanks for your response. I figured it was some explanatory term and not a characteristic, but the given formula "the square of ST" made me wonder if it was meant to be calculated or not. I'll leave it alone and focus on BL.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:42 PM   #5
Fred Brackin
 
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Default Re: lifting capacity: B14

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Thanks for your response. I figured it was some explanatory term and not a characteristic, but the given formula "the square of ST" made me wonder if it was meant to be calculated or not. I'll leave it alone and focus on BL.
Get into Campaigns and there's more about Lifting and Moving things and it's all defined by BL.
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