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Halfpack: Our own invention, this smaller pack is 2 feet by 1 1/2 feet by 1 foot, and holds exactly half as much by weight and volume (3 cubic feet, 600w) as a backpack. The interior diagonal is 2' 8", it has an exterior area of 13 square feet, weighs 13w, and cannot be worn by anyone shorter than 3' (36") tall. Characters who are at least 5' tall can carry a halfpack slung over one shoulder. These also are leather, except in the orient where they are always wicker.
Large Sack: Lying flat, this is 2 feet wide by 4 feet deep. The maximum diagonal is 4 1/2 feet. The 5 cubic foot volume allows 1000w inside, and the external area is 16 square feet. Empty, it weighs 20w.
Small Sack: 1 1/2 feet by 2 feet when flat, its maximum diagonal is 2 1/2 feet. 300w fits in 1 1/2 cubic feet. It weighs 5w, with an external area of 3 square feet.
Large Belt Pouch: 6 inches wide on the belt, this pouch is 12 inches deep and can be packed to 6 inches thick, giving it a volume of 1/4 cubic feet, a maximum capacity of 50w, and an interior diagonal of 15". It weighs 10w empty, with a 2 1/2 cubic foot exterior area.
Small Belt Pouch: Still 6 inches wide and thick, being only 6 inches deep reduces its volume to 1/8 cubic feet, with a 25w capacity. It weighs 5w, has a 1 1/2 square foot surface area, and a 10" diagonal.
Saddle Bags: These come in two sizes, and are normally used in pairs of the same size. The small ones are 1 foot wide and deep, 6 inches thick, for an interior volume of 1/2 cubic feet, 100w capacity. The internal diagonal is 1 1/2 feet, and the external area is 4 square feet. The larger size is 2 feet by 2 feet by 9 inches, 3 cubic feet, 600w capacity, 3 foot diagonal, 22 square feet area. They have game defined weights of 75w and 150w, respectively, which is the weight of one of the pair, although the price is for a pair.
Pack Saddle: Oriental equipment lists the pack saddle; occidental equipment does not. For occidentals, they cost as much as comparable saddles (according to the size of the beast expected to use it), but weigh the standard 200w of pack saddles. Blanket and rope are included in the weight allowance, and they can carry the full weight which can be borne by the horse or mule. They take time to pack and must be entirely unpacked to remove any item.
Carts and Wagons: As such vehicles can be virtually every shape and size and can be stacked to quite some height, the limiting factor would be the beasts that pull them. As detailed elsewhere, a beast can pull 150% of that which it can carry. A cart may be pulled by one horse or two mules; a wagon requires at least twice that. As long as all wheels are on solid ground, the weight of the vehicle is not counted against the beasts pulling it; however, the weight of the driver is.
Container

Capacity  Dimensions  Volume  Diagonal  Weight 
Backpack

1200w

3'x2'x1'

6 cu ft

3' 9"

20w

Halfpack

600w

2'x1.5'x1'

3 cu ft

2' 8"

13w

Large Sack

1000w

2'x4'

5 cu ft

4' 6"

20w

Small Sack

300w

1.5'x2'

1.5 cu ft

2' 6"

5w

Large Belt Pouch

50w

6"x6"x12"

0.25 cu ft

15"

10w

Small Belt Pouch

25w

6"x6"x6"

0.125 cu ft

10"

5w

Large Saddle Bag

600w

2'x2'x9"

3 cu ft

3'

150w

Small Saddle Bag

100w

1'x1'x6"

0.5 cu ft

1.5'

75w

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