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The max body weights on the Race Weight Table show some values slightly off from the stated formula. For example Half-Elf base weight is 82 and weight factor 0.82, so with max STR/CON the weight should go up to 82 + (0.82 * 200) = 246 exactly without rounding, but the table shows 247. Is there a hidden factor? ZHOUY1 (talk) 16:45, 31 May 2018 (CDT)

I asked Mark for his insight :) VANKRASN39 (talk) 17:10, 1 June 2018 (CDT)
I've added info and made changes to the Race Weight Table. The MAXIMUM weight values for each race are accurate. BASE weights cannot be directly measured; they are derived from the maximum values where base weight is 1/3 max weight. The formula is inaccurate when either STR or CON is less than 50. Actual weights will be higher than the formula by 1 or 2 lbs. For example, a forest gnome with either STR 80/CON 20 or CON 20/STR 80 has an actual weight of 96. The formula predicts a weight of 95 [(100 * .4767) + 47.67 = 95.34]. However, when both stats are 50 then the actual weight and predicted weight are the same (95 actual/95 calculated). Mark (talk) 08:40, 3 June 2018 (CDT)