### Bag of Holding Size Reference

 I'm a visual learner, so I learned me a visual.
In a past Pathfinder game, we were running into problems with Bags of Holding and the Handy Haversack. I decided to draw up this diagram before anyone found a Portable Hole and things got out of hand. I do not like the encumbrance rules, but having a handy haversack is not an excuse to throw reason out of the window. Most of the bags are smaller than you might expect.

#### 8 comments:

1. You should totally do this as a spiffy infographic and make it poster sized!

1. That's an excellent idea. People seem to really like this picture, so I should gussy it up a little!

2. For a container reference, I quite like it just as it stands. If you were going to make a poster I'd add size comparisons for other things too, maybe monsters of different size categories. It may be useful to know whether or not it looks like you can fit the dragon's corpse into your bag of holding. :-)

3. Nice idea! Now players won't be able to put a horse in one.

2. GARY JACKSON HIMSELF begs to disagree:

http://www.kenzerco.com/Operiodicals/kodt/jackson_document.pdf

3. Great (and very convincing) :D

4. This works under the assumption that the extra-dimensional spaces created by these magical items have a set height, length, and width that is the same between two items of the same type. Considering the fluidity of magic (as shown by the variety of magic as well as the various metamagic feats), it is more likely that the space adjusts to fit the dimensions of whatever you put into it as long as you do not exceed the maximum cubic feet available. So, under this assumption, you could put a pole 1 square inch thick into a type I bag of holding that is 4,320 feet long so long as it doesn't weigh more than 250lb. Since it is too difficult and would take up too much game time to figure out the square footage of every item someone might put into these magic items, it's just easier to go by the weight limit. It may not be realistic but it makes gameplay easier and, frankly, more fun; and having fun is the object of any game.

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ti_FPfQX0

a youtube video about the bag of holding