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Offline Zhaleskra

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Weights for Herbs
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:52:24 PM »
I don't know if this has been asked before, and I also asked on the Discord server. Where can I find weights for doses of herbs before they're prepared for use?
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Re: Weights for Herbs
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 10:21:17 AM »
i have never seen such figures in rpg supplements and related books.

but medical substances are usually rated in milligrams with super-heavy compounds ranging into the 2-5g (2000-5000mg).

given that the compound to dead-mass ratio in plants can range from 1/10 to 1/1000.

given all that uncertainty ... you can readiely assume that an unrefined herbal dose of medicine has a weight around 3-20 grams (1/10 to 1 oz).

if you would ask me as a GM, i would rule around 1-2 oz. for simplicity and imperialism.
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Re: Weights for Herbs
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 08:57:02 AM »
My sailor is carrying 3 doses of rafa, and as rafa is a moss, I don't imagine it weighs very much.
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Re: Weights for Herbs
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 05:48:12 PM »
My sailor is carrying 3 doses of rafa, and as rafa is a moss, I don't imagine it weighs very much.

that would be definitely in the 1/10 of an oz range.
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Re: Weights for Herbs
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2021, 08:48:44 PM »
I alwways go with at leat 1-2 oz figuring you have to prep abd store it in something so I don't go with just the weight of the herb

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Re: Weights for Herbs
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2021, 10:59:29 AM »
I would probably rule that the weight of the container they are being carried in will suffice for the resulting encumbrance.
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Re: Weights for Herbs
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2021, 02:39:00 PM »
Yeah, if you're carrying your herbs in a little wooden box in your backpack, the weight of the herbs will be dwarfed by the weight of the box.
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