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Old 03-03-2021, 11:56 AM   #11
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And maybe "hexes occupied" does not have to be directly related to "size"

If the creature can turn, strike, and be "present" in many directions at once you could justify a larger presence
Except that the usual rules for multihex critters include pushback and difficulty to engage, both of which make most sense in terms of bulk rather than in terms of reach.

You can model being "present" in many directions by altering the facing rules, as is done with snakes. Longer reach could be done with two-hex melee attacks, like most polearms. If you try to show ability to turn and strike with multihex figures, it's a very rough fit at best.
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:48 PM   #12
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I like the Long Lankin long and lanky... tall 1-hex figure, but give them reach beyond their adjacent hexes.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:30 AM   #13
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A figure of such intermediate "1.5-hex" size might be considered to orient and move as a longside- facing 2-hex creature, while noted by having its standard 1-hex marker positioned centered on the two hexes' common hexside, instead of within a hex. In this case, the outlying hexes at either shortside end may be considered nonadjacent to the figure for engagement and attacking purposes; leaving FFF facing hexes against its frontal longside, with SRS facing hexes behind.
This just addresses its possible mapping layout.

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Old 03-04-2021, 08:10 AM   #14
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That is an interesting application and I can see it for a few other types, like a TFT version of the Roper
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:37 PM   #15
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From the listed weight and measurements a Roper ought to be a 3-hex figure.
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:50 PM   #16
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Since he was "lanky", I fought him as 1 hex.
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Old 03-04-2021, 03:54 PM   #17
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From the listed weight and measurements a Roper ought to be a 3-hex figure.
I've never heard of a Roper before, but I looked it up online. I don't see any listed weights, however.

But then I don't see any clear correlation between weight and number of hexes in TFT either.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:13 PM   #18
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I've never heard of a Roper before, but I looked it up online. I don't see any listed weights, however.

But then I don't see any clear correlation between weight and number of hexes in TFT either.
https://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/roper.htm -> 2,200 pounds

ITL 66 -> "the average 3-hex figure might weigh up to a ton"

It does depend on density. A man sized iron elemental weighs half a ton, but is clearly a one-hex figure.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:57 PM   #19
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https://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/roper.htm -> 2,200 pounds

ITL 66 -> "the average 3-hex figure might weigh up to a ton"

It does depend on density. A man sized iron elemental weighs half a ton, but is clearly a one-hex figure.
Hadn't come across that webpage. Thanks for that and the ITL reference.

But that description of a roper also says that it's three to four feet across at the base. Maybe it's just me, but I'd think that's more relevant for number of hexes than its weight.
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