# Re: (TFT) Megahex definition

```Whatever floats your boat on this one David!

Of course if you're standing on the leading edge of a megahex then
you're two hexes closer than if you were standing on the backside of the
megahex. Shooting down a straight hallway this makes absolutely no
sense. So we just determined you were shooting through two megahexes no
matter where you were. Thus 3 + 3 get rid of all the weird 2.56 kinda crap that megahexes gives you.

But if you like the solution, and want to make it 5 hexes, have at it!
Just shortens the range of the bows, that's all.
David
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On Dec 7, 2015, at 4:43 PM, David Bofinger <bofinger.david@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
>>> __________________________________________
>>> David O. Miller
>>> Miller Design/Illustration
>>> www.davidomiller.com
>>>
>>> 2 Dean Court
>>> East Northport, NY 11731
>>> (631) 266-6875
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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