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Movement in C&C

Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:50 pm

Maps are done in 5 foot squares in 3rd and 4th editions of Dungeons and Dragons. If I remember correctly, they were done in 10 foot squares in earlier editions of D&D.

I am getting a little ahead of myself and I want to start designing an adventure before I order the Castles and Crusades books (I live in Korea so it will take a while). Could someone tell me if I should design my adventure using 10 foot squares or 5 foot squares? Thank you.

Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:53 pm

Even though Castles & Crusades doesn't really use the movement rules as presented in 3E or 4E, I;ve found using 5-foot squares on a battlemat works just as well.

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:47 am

How are official Castles and Crusades adventures mapped? 10 foot squares?

When I played early editions of D&D I don't remember ever using battle maps but perhaps I just have a bad memory. I think everyone just said, "I attack the wounded orc" and we never really worried about where anyone was. Unless the orc was running for his life down the hallway or something.

Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:21 am

marcuspeddle wrote:
How are official Castles and Crusades adventures mapped? 10 foot squares?



Depends. Sometimes its 10, sometimes its 5, sometimes its more. It all boils down too how much map we need to get on a given sheet of paper, and the size of the paper.
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Peter Bradley

Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:31 pm

Thank you for the answer. I will try 10 foot squares at first and see how that goes.

Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:39 pm

In combat PC's can only move half their movement and attack. So that typically means 10 or 15 foot moves. 10 for halflings. gnomes, etc... 15 foot for humans, elves, and half orcs, etc...

So doing your stuff in 5 foot squares will probably work best. Otherwise your human sized PC's will be getting through only half a square a lot.

Now if you do it like I do, which is like 3E, and allow full moves of 20 and 30 feet, your 10 foot increments will likely work. Just realize that means they will only be able to move 2 or 3 squares, 4 or 6 on a charge.

So maybe play out a combat scenario with movement based on 5 foot squares, then on 10 foot squares, and see which you like better.
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Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:30 am

I like hexes m'self.
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Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:06 am

Treebore wrote:
In combat PC's can only move half their movement and attack. So that typically means 10 or 15 foot moves. 10 for halflings. gnomes, etc... 15 foot for humans, elves, and half orcs, etc...



Unless you use the encumbrance rules, in which case it's more complicated. And then there is the monk.

I find that 10-foot or 5-foot, it doesn't matter much in our case. We use tiles and figurines so figuring movement is easy whatever the way the place is mapped.
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Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:49 pm

I almost never use minis except when relative position is absolutely necessary so my hexes are usually only relavent to overland movement where they are a mile to 30 miles across.
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Re: Movement in C&C

Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:10 pm

I would think that most depends on your figures (mini) what scale are they? I think the average mini is scaled to roughly 1" = 5'. I use an old chalk board (I hate dry erase boards for this task) and in the past I square gridded it in 1" squares but that made diagonal moves a hassle. Others suggested popsicle sticks cut to length, bar coded or color coded for classic half moves of typical races, full moves and charges... most folks move in more or less straight lines.. Also important for ranges of key weapons, each PC has their own stack of sticks they need.... just like their dice...

Anyway, 5 feet of board = 1"

Capt

Re: Movement in C&C

Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:23 pm

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