# Re: (TFT) Megahex definition

```A megahex is smaller than three hexes. When tracing lines across a megahex
sometimes you'll pass through three hexes but sometimes two. Another way of
looking at this is that the area of a megahex is 7 times the area of a hex.
So a megahex of range is sqrt(7) ~~ 2.65 hexes and the two megahex archery
range increment is twice this, closer to 5 hexes than 6.

--
David

On 8 December 2015 at 04:04, Eric Tetz <erictetz@gmail.com> wrote:

> That sounds reasonable, David, except that a megahex is 3 hexes across, not
> 6. What am I missing?
>
> *(side note: what's up with Jay's emails? Is there a threading issue?)*
>
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 6:32 AM, David O. Miller <davidomiller@verizon.net>
> wrote:
>
> > We tossed megahexes years ago. Since it's 6 hexes across a megahex we
> > simply say when shooting or casting a missile spell the first six hexes
> > are at a -0, the next set of 6 os at a -1, the next a -2, etc. Plus,
> > when an area effect goes off, it affects the center hex and all 6
> > surrounding hexes. Couldn't be simpler.
> >
> > Trying to build complex, custom terrain maps to fight on and still
> > retain the concept of megahexes is impossible.
> >
> > David
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> > On Dec 7, 2015, at 3:52 AM, Jay Carlisle <maou.tsaou@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for the thoughtful comments... Uhhhh approaching one in the am
> > here
> > > so I'm going to sleep on this as... You put some interesting points I
> > want
> > > to address after turning them over a bit instead of first blush when
> > > tired... I'm not trying to be "right" for Me and My ego, I'm more
> > thinking
> > > of these concepts as "bumming" low level code to its best expression
> > for
> > > the community's best not Me. Marketing has led to some amount of
> > throwing
> > > babies out with last Ed bathwater I think
> > >
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