tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2170237526012357403.post2541610280376211656..comments2021-12-03T11:54:23.611-05:00Comments on Delta's D&D Hotspot: More on Catapults & GiantsDeltahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00705402326320853684noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2170237526012357403.post-77188293911983295572011-08-22T01:55:53.058-04:002011-08-22T01:55:53.058-04:00UWS guy said: "can you go into a little more ...UWS guy said: "can you go into a little more detail?"<br /><br />Sure, I'm just dividing the "area of spell effect" by "area of figure base" to see how many figures it would cover, in principle.<br /><br />For a small catapult, the area is a circle with diameter 2", i.e., radius 1". The area of a circle is A = Pi*r^2. So in this case A1 = Pi*r^2 = 3.14*(1)^2 = 3.14*1 = 3.14 square inches.<br /><br />Meanwhile, I'm assuming normal-man figures stand on a square base with side width 3/4", i.e., 0.75" (about 25mm). The area of a square is A = s^2. So here A2 = s^2 = (0.75)^2 = 0.5625 square inches.<br /><br />Dividing the first by the second should tell us how many figures can be covered by the spell effect. That is: A1/A2 = 3.14/0.5625 = 5.58, or about 6 figures, if the figures are packed together as tightly as possible. (Which as I pointed out is coincidentally [?] about the same as the total damage indicated in S&S).Deltahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00705402326320853684noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2170237526012357403.post-3610192501718303712011-08-19T13:40:28.592-04:002011-08-19T13:40:28.592-04:00Interesting. The assumption of giants is that must...Interesting. The assumption of giants is that must "run and throw" in order to get range with a boulder, like an olympic javelin toss. <br /><br />I'm confused about your math on #of targets (im not a mathemetician) can you go into a little more detail?UWS guyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01277557128674527225noreply@blogger.com