A heavy weapon is considered like a Spear. That’s pretty hard to hide on a person inconspicuously. I’m thinking of Light Load in particular.
I’ve been through the handbook pretty thoroughly and didn’t find this, so if it’s in there already please someone tell me what page.
Anyways to make things a little more logical do the following:
-A linked item (such as a spear) requireds load level equal to at least it’s number of squares.
So a spear can only by carried on a Medium or Heavy Load. Which makes sense because both are conspicuous, and so is a spear.
This affects the following items:
-A large weapon (Like a spear is going to give you away in light load. So you need Medium or Heavy).
-Armor (medium armor jives with medium Load)
-Heavy armor (which is a total of 5 Load, and it jives that it must be combined with Heavy Load (slow movement). Slow movement is what heavy armor would do to you.)
-Climbing Gear (walking around with a ~30ft coil of rope slung across your body is going to give you away)
-Demolition tools (A sledgehammer and crowbar are pretty obvious)
-Fine Wrecking Tools (Lots of medium sized items… can’t hide them all… An early blowtorch would be expected to have at least a big/medium fuel canister. Not like the small handheld ones you can get at the hardware store today)
-Fine Lightning Hook (So here’s an issue because it says it’s collapseable)
Then what we do is if we use the rules of modifying an item, to make it collapseable or breakable into two parts (like a disassembleable rifle) we include 2 lines;
o Rifle part 1
o Rifle part 2
Or use a different symbol for the link.
Or write Fine Lighting Hook (dis)