I'm wondering if there's any official published material on different body types such as overweight/underweight (as well as short and tall characters) in the history of Dungeons and Dragons.
Specifically, the most likely thing I can think of would be an alternative 'official' (not third-party) weight/height generation method, either in a sourcebook or in the Dungeon/Dragon magazine?
Note, this is not a duplicate of the related question - How can I make an overweight character? - as I'm after official published material. In contrast to the linked question, I'm interested in underweight/overweight characters as well as short/tall characters.
I'm defining 'different body sizes' as anything outside the minimum and maximum heights and weights possible.
My initial interest was that I'm planning on playing an overweight dwarf, and noted the limits of the height/weight tables in the 5e PhB. Following on from that I have been trying to figure out what makes more sense:
- scaling up the character's height to compare the equivalent weight to humans of the same height, or
- scaling down the height of existing overweight real-world individuals to dwarf heights
And would give the right dwarvish body type more 'accurately' that just adding on an arbitrary number of pounds.
After that I considered this might have been featured in official published material somewhere in one edition or another, which would help me figure out the above for this character and future characters of different races.