The problem is that the equipment list is also way over weighted, so it seems the "fix" to bad weights in the equipment list was to have characters be able to carry ridiculous amounts of weight.

I took a stab (pun unintended) at fixing some of the weights in the weapons tables using some simple Google research. Not everything has been revised, but you can see the trend that most of the D&D Next weights are over by as much a 2 times! This is only the weapons list. The rest of the equipment list is nearly as bad, if not worse. This could all be fixed with just a few hours of basic research. Obviously, weapon style have varied over time and across cultures, so many of the revised weights are ranges. However, it would be relatively simple to choose an arbitrary average weight for everything below.

Name | Weight | Revised Weight |

Simple Weapons | ||

Cestus | 1 lb. | |

Light Club | 3 lb. | 2 |

Light Crossbow, | 6 lb. | |

Dagger | 1 lb. | |

Dart | 1/2 lb. | |

Greatclub | 15 lb. | |

Javelin | 4 lb. | 1.5 - 2 |

Mace | 8 lb. | 2.5 - 4 |

Quarterstaff | 4 lb. | 2 |

Shortbow | 2 lb. | 1 |

Sling | 1/2 lb. | |

Spear | 5 lb. | 2 - 4 |

Unarmed strike | — | |

Martial Weapons | ||

Bastard sword | 10 lb. | 5 |

Battleaxe | 10 lb. | 6 |

Crossbow, hand | 3 lb. | |

Crossbow, heavy | 10 lb. | |

Double axe | 2 lb. | |

Double sword | 2 lb. | |

Flail | 2 lb. | 3 - 4 |

Glaive | 15 lb. | 7 - 9 |

Greataxe | 15 lb. | |

Greatsword | 10 lb. | 5 - 8 |

Halberd | 15 lb. | 4 - 7 |

Handaxe | 7 lb. | 3 |

Katana | 3 lb. | 2.5 |

Lance | 10 lb. | 4 - 5 |

Light hammer | 7 lb. | 5 |

Longbow | 3 lb. | 1.5 |

Longspear | 5 lb. | 2 - 4 |

Long sword | 5 lb. | 2.5 - 3.5 |

Maul | 25 lb. | 15 |

Morningstar | 12 lb. | 4 - 6 |

Rapier | 2 lb. | 2 |

Scimitar | 4 lb. | 2.5 |

Short sword | 3 lb. | 2 - 2.5 |

Spiked chain | 5 lb. | |

Trident | 6 lb. | 4 |

Urgrosh | 2 lb. | |

War pick | 6 lb. | 3 |

Warhammer | 8 lb. | 2.5 - 3 |

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