Last Guy in the Airlock
For overlanding it, each hex (5 mi) ~ 8 km.
5ft roughly equals 1.5 meters. That's the easiest conversion.Hey guys! I'm really looking forward to trying out D&D 5e as soon as it's available here in Sweden. One thing that nags me a bit is the use of non-metrics in the system, since I've only DMed swedish games before that always use SI-units.
So... how do you convert D&D to the metric system? Some rough estimates that can be applied? Ways to think about distances and weights? I want to be able to run it TOTM-style, but have a hard time thinking in feet and lbs, especially on the fly.
In many ways 3ft=1m is a better scaling (and I like calling it a pace).
It fits better with oversized minis that have become the norm. Its probably a more natural scaling for melee distances. It gives you more space in cramped interiors, including old school modules, where instead of say a (then 10 foot) square is 2*2 you say it is 3*3, which can makes those a lot more interesting. Things like movement, given the very short round, probably feel more natural...
There are probably some others.
A while back I posted that idea. 3 feet = 1 yard = 1 meter = 1 square = 1 "pace". Human speed becomes 10 paces, regular darkvision becomes 20 paces, etc.