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Turgenev
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26/05/2019 10:35 pm  

So I'm writing up some dinosaurs and I got thinking about their sizes. So when you have a triceratops that is 9' tall and 30' long, I decided to give it (30) CPs of Size Change: A) Larger. By the book that would mean a creature 30' tall but I used that measurement on its length instead.

What do you do with a creature (in this case a deinonychus) that is only 3' tall but 10' long? Give then (10) CPs of Size Change: Larger but assign the height in the book to the creature's length instead? Like I did in the triceratops example.

I'm interested how others would tackle the height vs. length situation rules-wise. 

Cheers,

Tim


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Majestic
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27/05/2019 5:13 pm  

I would totally do what you've done, Tim.  Use the longer dimension (in this case the length) to compare to the heights listed in the chart.

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bkadams
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27/05/2019 11:04 pm  

I also have used the height of Size Change Larger as length for certain animals and creatures.


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GiantGorilla
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28/05/2019 10:22 am  

I've made several creatures and I try to choose a size where the scale and weight match (in relation to a human), not just the height or length.


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GiantGorilla
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28/05/2019 10:50 am  

oops, I meant "profile"


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Turgenev
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28/05/2019 7:19 pm  

Thanks for the input, everyone.

Cheers,

Tim


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