That might make it a bit easier. Counting distances can just be difficult.
It might actually be less work - I'm not sure yet, but I sometimes get confused when I'm putting down map placements. I have to jump back-and-forth from two files. The way it's done here, I can look at the map while I'm filling it in. (It's right above!)If this isn't more work for you, I think it's great.
You mean Findledan? Sure. Rather than just an improvised weapon, the chains could easily be used like a garotte. He used a whole round's action to get ahold of the guy first. Someone want to take him?I'll roll for Averiel, since the elves seem to have taken a liking to Dandin anyways.
Also, would you say that now that he's got the chain's around the hob's throat it's acting as a garrote? Maybe giving him advantage to hold the grapple and maybe doing damage more easily?