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It's very difficult to arrange this based off of anything but mathematics, conversion, or guessing. For example a Dire Bear is said to be a Large animal however by the image within the 3.5 Monster Manual it depicts a dire bear being much larger than the average bear. So this debunks the whole comparison to regular animals. What is considered large and huge ...


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You know, my easy way to deal with this is to look at the size descriptions for real world animals: Horses, Elephants, Whales, Dogs, Cats, Rats, etc. and use that as my guessing gauge for everything else. "A Horse is a Large creature? Ok, that means..." etc.


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There's no reliable and generic method for converting specific 4e distances to real-life units. If the fluff for the monster mentions it, go with that. Otherwise, based on a lot of correlating of fluff with mechanics in the Monster Manuals and adventures, I'd estimate a given creature's longest dimension as being within 2 or 3 feet of: the number of squares ...



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