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Old October 23rd, 2002, 03:32 AM
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I've always been a little unhappy with randomly determining my character's weight by rolling on a table. I found a couple of formulas for calculating a person's "ideal" weight for their height. I use this as a base, then can adjust upwards or downwards depending on my idea of the character -- muscular, wiry, thin, heavy set, portly, whatever.

Males: Take height in inches. 115 lbs. for first 60 inches, 5 lbs. each inch after that. If less than 60 inches, subtract 5 lbs. for each inch less.

Females: Take height in inches. 100 lbs for first 60 inches, 5 lbs. each inch after that. If less than 60 inches, subtract 5 lbs. for each inch less.

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Take height in inches. Multiply by 3.5. Subtract 115.

The two methods for females will give different weights for the same height. Use whichever you want. I tend to use the first method for athletic females (not bodybuilders, but a military type who works out and trains regularly because she needs strength in her job) and the second method for non-athletic females.
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