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Movement speed

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:00 am
by Tirisilex
I cant find anything that calculates your movement speed. It says your Speed score is your movement rate but I dont know what that is in. Meters? Feet? Yards? How do you know what the speed is?

Re: Movement speed

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:36 pm
by kingbv
Hi Tirsilex,

This is covered briefly in the Rules chapter (p.150 in particular) where is says that you can calculate Miles Per Hour of a character's top running speed as their SPD attribute divided by 2.

In more recent ORC games (such as Hoodoo Blues) we figured out it was more realistic to say that Miles Per Hour is exactly equal to the SPD attribute. Since a combat round is equal to half a second, that means a person can sprint about .75 feet per point of SPD per combat round. In metric that's 1.5 Kmph per point of SPD, or 0.25 meters per round per point of SPD.

That's running at top speed, though, which is going to be in extreme situations. Generally speaking, if you move at half your top SPD or less, you're not going to lose END in a hurry, so any kind of marathon running would generally be at half SPD. So a character with 10 SPD (an average adult) can cover about 5 miles or 7.5 km in an hour (how long they can keep up that pace would be dependent on their END).

Hope that helps!