# Re: (TFT) Square megahexes Or at least hexes another take

```Yeah, I remember playing with "brick pattern" square hexes too.  It's a
slightly different problem you solve.  My viewpoint is that I actually like
megahexes, but want the megahexes to be square.

The thing I always liked about square hexes offset (brick wall pattern) is
that you can whip up a working MELEE map in about ten minutes with just a
couple of pieces of paper (one for a straight edge, one for the map).   Then
you can start playing while you wait for the snowstorm to clear or whatever...
Is there anyone on this group who cannot pretty much remember their favorite
route through DT 1??

----- Original Message -----
From: John J Hyland
To: tft@brainiac.com
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 12:39 PM
Subject: (TFT) Square megahexes Or at least hexes another take

You can also get nice straight lines by using "square hexes"  or at
least offset sqares.  Think of a brick layout, but in squares.

You get a hex-map effect with each hex being a square.  It makes
mapping straight lines real easy, though there are alot of 1/2 hexes
(squares) included.  But by adopting the lists "crowded hex" rule for
those the problem is minimized.  Also movement works just like real
hexes.

There is a downside though. FACING.  A figure still has 3 front hexes
(squares) and 2 sides and a rear, but they are not aligned with the
sides of his hex (since it is a square and therefore has 4 sides not
six) so a figure's facing is determined by the hex he faces (his fron
hex).  It takes a little getting used to.

Also, I have never marked megahexeson it, but then I also don't mark
them on hex paper, I just use the old 3 hexes to a megahex
approximation for straight line measurig, and measure out area effects
from the center as needed.

Since I may not be describing it well, here are two sites with

Hero games has a zip file of hexmaps, both square and hexagonal, about

http://herogames.com/FreeStuff/csheets.htm

And here is a site that has all sorts of slightly customizable
paper (I printed out a bunch for my son when he was learning cursive)
etc.  Brick pattern is about 14 offeringsdown.

http://www.incompetech.com/beta/plainGraphPaper/

John

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