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thirdkingdom
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Auran Empire Preview

The link I just got for the pdf seems to be broken; it takes me to a page that says 'We're Sorry, this title is not available".  The other two links worked, though.

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Yup, same for me. (On the plus side, Gus of War has an awesome cover that I had not seen before.)

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I had the same problem for a while. But now it is sorta working - the link now takes me to the product page, at least, but does not add the Auran Empire Primer to the cart.

Since it is a Pay What You Want product, maybe that doesn't matter! :) Yay

Alex
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Hi guys! Sorry that there was an issue with AEP. I'm not sure what happened. I just re-uploaded the fille and it's working on my end. In any case, it's a pay-what-you-want / free PDF so you can directly download it. 

 

thirdkingdom
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Hi guys! Sorry that there was an issue with AEP. I'm not sure what happened. I just re-uploaded the fille and it's working on my end. In any case, it's a pay-what-you-want / free PDF so you can directly download it. 

 


-Alex

 

Thanks!

Opiyel
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Unfortuntely, I can't seem to directly download it from DriveThruRPG. It says there is a traffic issue, but I can download all of my other pdfs just fine.

 

EDIT: Nevermind it finally downloaded after a bit

Antiquities
Joined: 2013-07-05 19:55

For the large map, are the hexes 25 miles in height? Based on the mile bar, they look to be approximately 30 miles across the diagonal (west-to-east), which would put them around 25 miles in height (north-to-south).

Alex
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They should be 24-mile hexes, so 24 miles from face to face or centerpoint to center point. 

Antiquities
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Oddly enough, that actually works better with my naval rules than the 6 mile hexes I had been using. With tactical movement being 30-foot hexes and 10-second rounds, moving 1 hex means moving at 3 feet per second, which is very close to 2 miles per hour (2.045, to be exact). Scale that up to a 24 mile hex, and the same movement rate means a ship that can move 1 hex per round on the tactical scale can move 1 hex per 12 hours on the strategic scale.

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It would generally overlay as does the hex map downloads on the site. It'd divide by 4 all the way down, so 6m -> 1.5m -> 1980 ft -> 495 ft -> 123.75 ft -> 30.9 ft (which darn near matches). 

30' is also the size of a battlemap hex in Platoon Scale D@W, so you go that going for you too, which is nice.

One more divisor gets one to 7.79, or ~8ft, which may be a compelling size for man-to-man as far as a "engagable area" goes, if one were to go a Melee/Wizard route with things...stretch out your arms, add a foot or so off either hand, ask yourself if you want a dude with a sword that close.

 

 

 

Opiyel
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They should be 24-mile hexes, so 24 miles from face to face or centerpoint to center point. 


-Alex

Oh man, I've had it wrong the whole time. I've been doing it as 24 miles as the diameter from opposite corners this entire time. Whoops!

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http://steamtunnel.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-praise-of-6-mile-hex.html , just for purposes of I find it a useful post, and:

The side length of a 24 mile hex would be 24/sqrt(3), or ~13.856 miles, making the vertex-to-vertex distance ~27.7 miles, or basically 28 miles.

So for navigational purposes:

  • 6 mile hex
    • Center to Face: 3 miles
    • Center to Vertex: 3.5 miles
  • 24 mile hex
    • Center to Face: 12 miles
    • Center to Vertex: 14 miles

In any case, you're losing at most a couple miles assuming vertex-to-vertex, not a huge deal.