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Re: Hexagon pattern dungeons

Craig!!!  YOU were the guy I was trying to remember!  I LOVE your square megahexes!!!  Where can I find them again?  (My old computer went tango uniform a couple of years ago, and the file containing them was one of the ones that went south; plus I REALLY, REALLY want to post a link to them over on SJGs so all the folks over there who DON'T read this forum can find them and look them over.  I've been praising them to he skies over there!  They were BRILLIANT!)

From: Craig Barber <craigwbar@comcast.net>
To: tft@brainiac.com
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:51 PM
Subject: Hexagon pattern dungeons

And if I understood another comment correctly, then yeah, I frequently
laid out hexagon pattern dungeons, enough so it was probably right
around 1/3 , 1/3, 1/3: about 1/3 hexagon, 1/3 square, and 1/3 "other",
like ferinstance Death Test (R) style.

I always liked the hexagonal dungeon layouts because they felt *very*
TFT to me.  I always liked the square ones because they felt
traditional "white box" and 1st Ed.  D&D, even back in 1985.  Just
visceral reactions...

The only problems with squares were that 1) range got messed up on
diagonals to the grain and 2) they didn't really offer an easy use for
megahexes, the only problem with hexes was that villages and towns
didn't usually have rows and rows of lozenge shaped buildings!

Megahexes were a GREAT aid to speed play.  "Wait, was that 14 hexes or
15 hexes range? Count again!"  TFT could be a light light system
partially because of the megahexes.

After I invented the square megahexes, it was easy to have *both*  of my
cakes and eat them both too.  Any square grain dungeon could be played
on megahexes from then on.

I hate to rehash an old old discussion (when did we talk about this?)
but here goes.  Out of curiosity:  how many people here largely avoided
hex grain dungeons?  Does anyone ONLY use hex grain dungeons?  Does
anyone love them  like I do or does anyone hate hex dungeons?

-- Craig B.

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