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Kobold
 
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 Post subject: What do Gridless Size Modifiers mean?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:05 pm 
I've been DMing 4e for years using MapTool, and for its duration, I've been used to using grids. But we're done with 4e and moving on to 5e now, so I want to eliminate grids in favor of free, foot-by-foot movement. Gridless.

However, 5e's rules still use size categories like Tiny, Medium, and Gargantuan. On gridless maps, these size categories are replaced by numbers, with "0" making a token fit to the map's default "space" size, negatives making it smaller and positives making it larger.

But what do the increments represent? I experimented with them for a while, and the sizes seem to operate on some kind of curve. I tried for a while to find the numbers that perfectly match the sizes that Large, Huge, and Gargantuan tokens should be. What makes 1 larger than 0? What is the formula? "4" seems to be the perfect number for "Large", but I struggle to find one for anything larger.

I've tried turning the grid on and using the normal size categories, but they revert when I turn the grid back off again. I know I can keep the grid on disable each token's "Snap-to-Grid" option, but then the ruler tool would still follow the grid, making it awkward and useless.


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 Post subject: Re: What do Gridless Size Modifiers mean?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:41 pm 
You will probably find more issues with gridless, like templates, and maybe some functions that get size/location info...

It has always needed some love but most systems use some sort of grid so....

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 Post subject: Re: What do Gridless Size Modifiers mean?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:39 pm 
Well, for now, my easiest solution is to just assign each size category a number. I'll post them here, just in case anyone wants to use or critique them:

Tiny: -2
Small: -1
Medium: 0
Large: 4
Huge: 6
Gargantuan: 7+


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