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dbm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:42 am    Post subject: Real World Range Reply with quote

I looked to see if this has been covered already, but it doesn't seem to.

Some of my friends are confused on what this section on p48 of the Savage Worlds Deluxe book means:

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Range: This lists the weapon's Short, Medium, and Long range. Ranges are listed in inches so that you can use a ruler to move, shoot, and fight on the table-top with miniatures. Each inch is equal to 2 yards in the real world, so that 5” is really 10 yards, or 30 feet.

Weapon ranges are “effective” ranges for the table-top. If you need to know the real world range of a weapon (for battles that don't take place on the table-top, for instance), multiply each range bracket by 2.5. A tank round with a Long range of 300, for example, has a “real world” Long range of 750”, or 1500 yards.


I interpret this as meaning:
  • The x2 factor is used for converting from table inches to 'real world yards'.
  • The x2.5 factor is used for converting from effective range to theoretical maximum range.

Please can you confirm or clarify?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Real World Range Reply with quote

dbm wrote:
I looked to see if this has been covered already, but it doesn't seem to.

Some of my friends are confused on what this section on p48 of the Savage Worlds Deluxe book means:

Quote:
Range: This lists the weapon's Short, Medium, and Long range. Ranges are listed in inches so that you can use a ruler to move, shoot, and fight on the table-top with miniatures. Each inch is equal to 2 yards in the real world, so that 5” is really 10 yards, or 30 feet.

Weapon ranges are “effective” ranges for the table-top. If you need to know the real world range of a weapon (for battles that don't take place on the table-top, for instance), multiply each range bracket by 2.5. A tank round with a Long range of 300, for example, has a “real world” Long range of 750”, or 1500 yards.


I interpret this as meaning:
  • The x2 factor is used for converting from table inches to 'real world yards'.
  • The x2.5 factor is used for converting from effective range to theoretical maximum range.

Please can you confirm or clarify?


Close, but to specify a bit more, the x2 factor is as noted to get the "real world" distance in yards while still on the table-top.

The additional x2.5 is to get the range for a battle that would not take place on the table-top. Probably what was meant above just adding in the table-top factor for clarity, so converting effective table-top range to theoretical maximum range off the table-top.

Hope that clears it up!
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