Variant Encumbrance

Latest version0.4.6
Minimum Core0.7.10
Compatible Core0.8.9
File size16.6 KB
Last updated4 weeks ago
Created1 year ago
Languages English
Systems Dnd5e
Dependencies libWrapper
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A module for D&D 5th Edition, to automatically modify character carry weights to match the Variant Encumbrance optional rule set in the PHB.
The effects of this module are currently purely visual, although restricting movement and applying the negative effects of encumbrance are intended for a future version.


Version 0.3.2 has been designed to run with FoundryVTT v0.7.7 and the D&D5e v1.1.1 system. As this module heavily relies on modifying character sheets, it has been built with compatability for the following character sheet modules. Other sheets may work, but have not been tested.

  • D&D5e Default Character Sheet
  • Sky's Alternate 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Sheet
  • Tidy5e Sheet
  • Inventory+
  • Dynamic Active Effects


Update 2.0+

  • Added support for active effects, which are now dynamically added and removed when the inventory is changed.
  • Refactored weight calculations to happen on inventory update, instead of only re-calculating weight when opening the character sheet.

Update 1.5

  • Added weight multiplier for unequipped items

Update 1.4

  • Support for Tidy5e dark theme character sheet
  • Improved weight calculations to support creature size and powerful build
  • Added flags to support 3rd party module integration


Redesigned Weight Bar

The default character weight bar has received a lick of paint, giving labels for all four weight thresholds. These thresholds are also reconfigurable in the settings, and will update the bar to display the new proportions.

Speed Reduction (Optional)


1.5 and older:

Your encumbrance status is automatically used to provide a modified speed value, taking your default character speed and modifying it by -10 and -20 for encumbered and heavily encumbered, and reducing to 0 when over encumbered.

Character Size & Powerful Build (Optional)

Enabled by default, the module will modify your maximum carry weight according to your character's size, and whether you have the powerful build special trait. This feature can be disabled in the module settings. (Credit to Eruestani ( for implementing this).

Equipped Item Weight Reduction (Optional)

In the module setting, custom multipliers are available for equipped items, and equipped proficient items. This was mainly added for my house rules, where equipped proficient items get a small weight reduction due to experience handling them.

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7 months ago

Adds a much needed element to D&D. Love it.

2 months ago

Needs updating. Currently broken with 0.8.x.

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