Is your “Push, Drag or Lift” weight capacity affected by your carrying gear weight?

I’m currently DMing with the Encumbrance variant, and both my players and I love to add some depth or realistic sense to almost every aspect in the game (that we are able perceive). But, as a matter of fact, we don’t like to homebrew rules indiscriminately, so we try to play the rules as RAW as possible in the vast majority of cases.

So, here’s our case: Our Human fighter (17 STR) wants to carry the unconscious body of our Half-Orc Warlock (242 lb). Starting from this, his max carrying capacity is 255 lb. (15 times his STR), therefore, he shouldn’t have a problem carrying the body, so, he should have a penalty of -20 speed and disadvantage on ability checks, attack rolls, and saves that use STR, DEX or CON, but at least he should be able to carry the half-orc body.

We are fine at this point, but, does it count the weight of the carrying gear of both creatures in the total lifting weight?

For example, the Fighter is actually carrying 56 lb. of gear, and the half-orc warlock is carrying 10 lb. as well. Even adding the additional weight of the warlock gear, the fighter should be able to carry him (252 lb.) without getting the exceeding carrying capacity penalty, as the PHB on p.176 says; but if I need to add the fighter carrying gear weight as well, he should get the 5 speed drop penalty.

Push, Drag, or Lift.

You can push, drag or lift a weight in pounds up to twice your carrying capacity (or 30 times your Strength score). While pushing or dragging weight in excess of your carrying capacity, your speed drops to 5 feet.

So, how should I resolve this situation? And what is the real penalty that our fighter should suffer?

Unable to locate package while installing ardupilot using fligth gear

I am trying to install ardupilot packages from this link. Exactly at step – Install some required packages, while running this script: It is showing the below error I tried all the options for sudo get update and all but no use.

Package autoconf is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source  Package libtool is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source  Package flex is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source  Package bison is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source  Package ccache is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source  Package cmake is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source  E: Package 'ccache' has no installation candidate E: Unable to locate package gawk E: Package 'libtool' has no installation candidate E: Unable to locate package libxml2-dev E: Unable to locate package libxslt1-dev E: Unable to locate package python-matplotlib E: Unable to locate package python-serial E: Unable to locate package python-scipy E: Unable to locate package python-opencv E: Unable to locate package python-numpy E: Unable to locate package python-pyparsing E: Unable to locate package lcov E: Unable to locate package gcovr E: Unable to locate package python-wxgtk2.8 E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'python-wxgtk2.8' E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'python-wxgtk2.8' E: Unable to locate package openocd E: Package 'flex' has no installation candidate E: Package 'bison' has no installation candidate E: Unable to locate package libncurses5-dev E: Package 'autoconf' has no installation candidate E: Package 'texinfo' has no installation candidate E: Unable to locate package libftdi-dev E: Unable to locate package zlib1g-dev E: Unable to locate package genromfs E: Unable to locate package python-empy E: Package 'cmake' has no installation candidate E: Unable to locate package cmake-data E: Unable to locate package libc6-i386 E: Unable to locate package g++-arm-linux-gnueabihf E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'g++-arm-linux-gnueabihf' E: Unable to locate package pkg-config-arm-linux-gnueabihf 

Small haul of Pentax gear, what have I got here?

Following up on my previous post, I have inherited a collection of Pentax gear from my dad but am not really sure exactly what I’ve got – I doubt any of it is very exciting but is it worth following through my plan of buying a digital body 2nd hand to get into the game for (relatively) low outlay?

The list is as follows:

  • SFXn 35mm film body
  • 1.7x AF Adapter
  • Manual 50mm lens
  • 28-80 1:3.5-4.5 AF lens + skylight filter
  • 70-210 1:4-5.6 AF lens + skylight filter
  • Tamron Tele-Macro 100-300 1:5-6.3 AF Lens

Any pointers on how useful these bits are, compatibility with a modern-ish body etc. would be appreciated.


Edit to add:

OK guys, reading the answers & discussion around them here I understand what you’re saying about this collection not being a compelling reason to go with a Pentax setup… but I’m looking at getting into the digital SLR thing for the bare minimum money & hassle, like £150 for a used K-something body, pull the SFXn out of the bag, put the K in and go snapping with a few usable lenses I know are OK.

Selling the collection is not on the cards, this gear was my dad’s so has sentimental value, and aside from the 1.7x adapter none of it is even worth enough money to be worth worrying about compared to just keeping it & using it.

I don’t see a lot of value in trying to sell it all for a few hundred dollars to then have to try and buy some almost-equivalent setup made by another manufacturer for very similar money.

It’s likely this gear would only see action for occasional outings (hence not spending lots on it) – these days my phone takes better pictures than my point-and-shoot and is good enough for most stuff where I don’t want to drag a big heavy SLR about.

I guess the main thrust was just to get an appraisal of how good/useful the lenses are, to which the answer seems to be “OK consumer grade”, as long as they’re not going to clobber the performance of whatever they’re attached to I’m content to work with what I’ve got.


Further edit: Thanks all, I’ve been lent a K200D to have a play with so if I can get anything worthwhile out of that I’ll have a proper look for bodies.


Further and probably final edit: Having spent the weekend with the K200D I have concluded:

  • The Tamron lens is rubbish, chromatic aberrations like a Chinese webcam
  • The 28-80 does some lovely macro shots
  • The 70-210 is reasonable, with the 1.7x adapter I got a few good shots in challenging conditions (moving subject, low light, rain, full zoom, minimal talent)
  • The K200D is showing its age against modern gear, even sharp & clear shots don’t stand up to close scrutiny on an HD monitor.
  • My Samsung S7 phone is a better point + shoot than my Canon SX710 (which I have come to regret buying)
  • I didn’t get too fed up carrying an SLR around

So the jury is out, I may well buy a body but it would have to be a generation or two newer than the K200


Almost definitely final edit: Sold my Powershot SX710HS, bought a K5 body, let’s see if I can fly it with any degree of success…


Long term follow-up since someone commented…

Some time later and I’m getting on great with the K5, borrowed a Sigma 18-125 which was a great all-rounder so ended up buying a Pentax WR 18-135 as a properly sealed walk-around (my gear sees dirt & rain).

The 28-80 is lovely for macro, the 70-210 doesn’t see much use TBH.

The old Tamron 100-300 is demonstrably terrible, I may sell it if it’s worth anything.

The adapter is too useful/valuable to sell if that makes sense.

What’s the best way to avoid color fringing in shadows using budget gear?

first post!

I’m a toy collector and like to take pictures and videos of my collection. I’ve got a lightbox and turntable from Foldio which is great for my needs because I don’t have a lot of space for backdrops and lighting.

most of the time I take quick shots with my camera phone on automatic settings, and adjust the white balance to get the background white. after that, I dial down the exposure in Lightroom.

this sometimes results in a blue/green tinge in the shadows (example attached), which I would like to minimize going forward.enter image description here

what would you recommend to reduce color fringe, within this framework:

  • I don’t have room in the lightbox to throw more light on the backdrop
  • it’s hard to see how much I am overexposing on the phone display, but it’s not worth the trouble to set up and use a DSLR
  • I would like to minimize post processing (I’d really like to just add a watermark, if possible)

any tips, no matter how trivial, would be appreciated. thanks in advance for helping out an amateur!

Does Mind Blank also protect your gear?

Does Mind Blank protect magic items or even normal gear that is on the Mind Blanked target from divination spells? (including but not limited to Detect Magic, Locate Object etc)

Another player and I aren’t currently in agreement on this, i thought Mind Blank would also protect my stuff but he is telling me that Nondetection is what i should be using and his reason for that is a bit of text at the end of Nondetection that isn’t in the Mind Blank spell and that line is,

“If cast on a creature, nondetection wards the creature’s gear as well as the creature itself.”

The reason i have not brought this question to the GM yet is because he is in blackout mode studding for his exams currently and can’t be reached yet.

if the majority answer is “Yes it protects your gear as well” could you put the reasoning why in the answer as well? So when the GM is free i can bring it to him and the other player before the game so it doesn’t devolve into a debate at the table.

Thank you your time 😀