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Word help -- area sizes!

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Word help! I'm making standard area sizes for exploration challenges.

Immediate (up to 100' or so around the party)

Local (up to 3 miles)

XXXXX (up to 10 miles)

Region (the Region [a defined term] the party is travelling across)

What is XXXXXX? An area about 10 miles across?
 

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Nytmare

David Jose
"Distant?" Are you looking for a description of an area, or a distance from the party?

Is there going to be another range beyond 10 miles?

 











Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
How about Close for 3 miles and Local for 10 miles?

I’d go with this, working on the theory that
Close (enough to see) - 3 miles is the distance most humans can see clearly
Local - 10 miles is about what the average person can walk without over exerting themselves.

Range: I’d be tempted to go one bigger with Range or Territory of 20-30 miles based on a) a Human on a forced march can do that in a day and b) an animals/monsters territory tends to range up to 10 miles around its lair - thats useful information if a Party is exploring a region and identify a Lair site.

Then Region for anything bigger
 
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Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
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I’d go with this, working on the theory that
Close (enough to see) - 3 miles is the distance most humans can see clearly
Local - 10 miles is about what the average person can walk without over exerting themselves.

Range: I’d be tempted to go one bigger with Range or Territory of 20-30 miles based on a) a Human on a forced march can do that in a day and b) an animals/monsters territory tends to range up to 10 miles around its lair - thats useful information if a Party is exploring a region and identify a Lair site.

Then Region for anything bigger
This involves some actual reasoning I had only kinda thought of when I suggested it, but it make so much sense I'm going to have to use it more, Especially for games that use Fronts.
 

Tales from the Floating Vagabond used to get creative with sizes. Guns were Gun, Big Gun, OMG That's A Big Gun, and Don't Point That Thing At My Planet, for instance. Melee skills incuded Swing Pointy Thing, Swing Pointy Thing With Panache, Hurt People, and Hurt People Badly.

With that in mind, I'd suggest for exploration "What's That?", "Let Me Fasten My Bootlaces" and "There'd Better Be Lunch Along The Way", and for encounters (in reverse order of proximity) "That's Close Enough", "I'm Warning You", and "Right, That's It!"
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
An alternative for Close might be Neighborhood. Then Close could be moved down to replace Immediate, which has an alarming sound because it also indicates priority and not just location.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
An alternative for Close might be Neighborhood. Then Close could be moved down to replace Immediate, which has an alarming sound because it also indicates priority and not just location.
Do you have ‘neighbourhoods’ on wilderness journeys?
 




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