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Post Size/scale of Accordlands
What is the size or scale of the maps of the Accordlands included with the Codex. My play group got into a discussion about that very question when we noticed there was not a key that indicated such details. We where specifically at odds about the distance between Baraxton and Luthlarius. Please note (especially those in my play group) that we did work something out and we are not hung up on this question. I would just like to have an idea for when this comes up again in our future.


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Wow, I know the support for the RPG is going to the wayside, but I at least hoped someone would take a crack at an answer!


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...big? :wink: If no one gets in here before me, I'll try to break out my books and find something.

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I don't think that a scale is definitively mentioned anywhere. I'm just assuming that the space on the map is roughly the size of Western Europe.

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Really? I've always assumed it was much larger - something akin to Australia.

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That's the funny thing with maps of ancient places...nobody ever really drew anything to scale. Have y'all seen the maps of north america that were drawn by the spanish in the 1600s? California is apparently an island!

Anyway, there's no scale for a couple of reasons...

1) Makes it easier for a GM to run their campaign in their own way.

2) Travel time between destinations in a fantasy campaign shouldn't be in miles...it should be in time spent traveling. (that's the way I've always run my fantasy RPGs)

3) When all else fails, blame Andrew for not remembering to put a scale in there. (Just kidding Andrew. :D)

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Post Re: Size/scale of Accordlands
I am part of the group mentioned by the way, and I just wanted to add, even though this seems to be a closed topic, that the problem we ran into was because of the range on the teleport spell. So it's a bit harder to gauge that with time spent traveling. :) Or really in any other roleplaying way.

This just happens to be one of those times rules interferes with roleplaying it out.

EDIT: Also note we go by 3.5 edition rules so a distance was put on the spell.


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I never let rules interefere with roleplaying.

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Post Re: Size/scale of Accordlands
No official scale is given for the two poster maps from the Codex, but a map scale of 1 inch = 15 miles can be derived based on textual evidence from the World Atlas (pages 69 and 127). The maps thus encompass 144,000 square miles, an area slightly smaller than that of the state of California.


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