Friday, December 16, 2011
Hex templates for world building
As I said in my previous post about the world building, the hexes on the painted map are ten miles from side to side. If I use the medium hexes on the template for the hexes on the painted map, each small hex on the template works out to two miles across. That's more than enough detail for basic hex crawling.
If I use the largest outlined hex on the template for one of the hexes on the painted map, that means the medium-sized hexes on the template are two miles across, and the smallest hexes on the template are four tenths of a mile (704 yards or 2112 feet) across. That's probably a lot more detail than I will ever need, but it allows me to drill down and get more detailed if I want to later. It might also be useful if I ever do anything that involves lots of tactical maneuvers.
Regardless of which way I go with it, here are the templates for your own use in Hexographer and png formats. Do a right click, save as (or whatever the equivalent is on your kind of computer) to download them.