When you make a move while carrying weight you may be encumbered. If your weight carried is:
- Equal to or less than your maximum load, you suffer no penalty
- Less than or equal to your maximum load+2, you take -1 ongoing until you lighten your burden
- Greater than your load+2, you have a choice:
- drop at least 1 weight and roll at -1
- automatically fail
A PC’s load stat is determined by their class and Str modifier. Being able to haul more is a clear benefit when trying to carry treasure out of a dungeon or just making sure you can bring along what you need.