# D&D GeneralHere's What A 5' Square Actually Looks Like

Over on imgur, a user called DoofusDad created a real-life five-foot square to illustrate what it actually looks like.

Over on imgur, a user called DoofusDad created a real-life five-foot square to illustrate what it actually looks like.

#### TheCosmicKid

##### Hero
I don't like that idea. Feet are easier to grasp.
I propose a compromise: yards.

Yoink & Yoink

#### Tonguez

##### A suffusion of yellow
Yeah I remember doing the experiment at one point - 5ft and 30ft are pretty good indicators (you get the measures on a fencing piste too)

#### TheCosmicKid

##### Hero
Cool. It's absolutely huge (in some ways, not in others) for two combatants to fight in TWO of 'em, but it's a neat visual. I mean, it goes to show why it's really hard to run fights on ships in D&D with the ships being remotely properly sized for it, but there you go.
Yeah. I'm using meters for the space opera campaign I'm currently planning. People may think it's because meters are more scientific, but it's actually this.

#### Sacrosanct

##### Legend
As an American myself, when I was overseas for 6 years, I really enjoyed metric better. I wish we would go to that.

#### Celebrim

##### Legend
Funny, I’m American and I find meters easier. Decimalized systems are always superior.

Until you are dividing into 1/3rds. The Imperial system was designed around fractional notation for a era when people didn't have calculators. Look up the Imperial system of liquid measures. It's seems really bizarre until you realize that barrels are designed to neatly divided into 1/8ths, 1/7ths, 1/6ths, 1/5ths, 1/4ths, 1/3rds or 1/2s as you like. Trying doing that with decimals.

#### BlivetWidget

##### Explorer
I prefer metric for every day usage, but for a fantasy game I'm quite happy with feet, stones, drams, etc.

Metric on the streets, imperial in the... sheets?

#### Mistwell

Now I feel like doing this, but making a 40' by 40' space of 5' spaces. And maybe something to represent the diameter of a fireball spell. Maybe I will do that while setting up Halloween stuff this year...so there are monsters for the squares.

#### Kramodlog

##### Naked and living in a barrel
Now to increase the size of the guy to huge...

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