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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.