Strength

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Player’s Handbook Chapter 7 – Using Ability Scores

Strength Table

Score Modifier Encumbered Heavily Encumbered Other
6 -2 30 lbs. 60 lbs. 2 Weaknesses
7 -2 35 lbs. 70 lbs. 1 Weaknesses
8 -1 40 lbs. 80 lbs. 1 Weakness
9 -1 45 lbs. 90 lbs. -
10 +0 50 lbs. 100 lbs. -
11 +0 55 lbs. 110 lbs. 1 Specialisation
12 +1 60 lbs. 120 lbs. 1 Specialisation
13 +1 65 lbs. 130 lbs. 2 Specialisations
14 +2 70 lbs. 140 lbs. 2 Specialisations
15 +2 75 lbs. 150 lbs. 3 Specialisations
16 +3 80 lbs. 160 lbs. 3 Specialisations
17 +3 85 lbs. 170 lbs. 4 Specialisations
18 +4 90 lbs. 180 lbs. 4 Specialisations
19 +4 95 lbs. 190 lbs. 5 Specialisations
20 +5 100 lbs. 200 lbs. 5 Specialisations

Encumbrance

The Mystara: The Journey campaign uses the variant encumbrance system in the PHB (page 176), therefore the Strength column of the armour table is ignored.
- If you carry weight in excess of 5 times your Strength score, you are encumbered, which means your speed drops by 10 feet.
- If you carry weight in excess of 10 times your Strength score, you are heavily encumbered, which means your speed drops by 20 feet and you have disadvantage on ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws that use Strength, Dexterity and Constitution.

Specialisations

You may either specialise in a subskill of Athletics or acquire a rank in Might (refer below for Strength requirement). Specialising in a subskill grants you +2 bonus on Athletics checks related to that subskill. The Athletics subskills are Climbing, Grappling, Jumping, Running and Swimming. One need not be proficient in Athletics to acquire a Specialisation.

On a Strength score of 15 or more you may acquiring ranks in Might. With each rank in Might, you inflict an additional +1 damage with weapons that possess the Powerful property.

Weakness

For each weakness a character has, they receive a -2 penalty on an Athletics subskill of their choice.

Strength

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