Posted - 21/07/2006 : 11:36:09
| Q: What kind of action is it to drop gear, such as a backpack or a sack? For instance, I have players that load up their PCs with so much gear that they become encumbered. During battle they argue that it's a free action to drop their gear to lose the encumbrance penalties. I feel that they are trying to get a fast one over me. What do you think?
A: Generally speaking it is a free action to drop anything that you’re holding in your hands. That said, anything that you strap to your person, such as a backpack, should be treated similarly to a shield, which takes a move action.