Weight of weapons

I understand that this is not an important issue at all.
And I understand that D&D is never anything near realistic.
But I think make it more realistic would be a better way to go. At least it would be less being regarded as a laughable joke.

Take the weight of swords as example, the correct weight should be as follows:
Short sword: 1-2 lb.
One handed sword (i.e. Longsword in dnd): 2-3 lb.
Bastard sword: 3-4 lb.
Greatsword: 5-6 lb.
Yes, they're off.

No, they don't care yet.
D&D Next = D&D: Quantum Edition
they made laughing stock of themselves with all editions up to now with weapon weights, why stop now? Laughing

Yeah, they don't care, if they did, they would put one guy to read on wikipedia for 5 minutes and get the math to the numbers.



Agreed. But I'm going to pretend and hope that this thread will give us a 1% chance of properly-weighted equipment!
Agreed. But I'm going to pretend and hope that this thread will give us a 1% chance of properly-weighted equipment!



Good luck on that, please do not hold your breath.
Everyone acknowledges weaponw eights are off.  They have been since the game was released 40 years ago.  On the plus side, encumberance rules are off proprtionally.  Unless they fix it (which I hope they do) assume 1 D&D pound equals ½ real-world pounds (except when dealing with character weights, oddly).