New answers tagged creature-size
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 ...
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.
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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