Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Simple Pack Ape +
The slots are meant to be roughly 7.5 pounds, or half a stone. There are 45 here which works out to ~337 lbs. This is based on someone with 18/00 strength in 1eAD&D being unencumbered, with the idea that the ape will be able to climb, swing, and move around freely with this much weight packed on. Thanks to Darnizhaan for that strength suggestion.
The grey checkboxes can be darkened when you determine the beasts hit points. Then if it happens to take some unfortunate damage, cross off a box for each point. There should be enough boxes for the hardier carnivorous apes (~5HD) if that's how you roll.
And here is a bonus simple pack Donkey:
In talking about the possibilities making these pack animals less abstract could open up my buddy said "Man, I'd love to play a game where I had to eat my donkey." I'm working on it, haha.
I'd prefer to give you tools to make your own beasts of burden. But I can't think of an easy way to do it. I thought of just making up a sheet with slots on it that you could darken to the number you want but 1) that's essentially lined paper, and 2) it gets rid of the main point of these-- letting players tell easily what beast type it is documenting and how much it can carry in comparison to the others. So for now I guess I'll just keep making beasts that tickle my fancy or that you mention.