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I'm having trouble with scales when creating a kingdom map.

Quoting the Dungeon Master's GuideDungeon Master's Guide regarding province scale maps (p. 14):

For the most detailed areas of your world, use a province scale where each hex represents 1 mile. A full-page map at this scale represents an area that can be covered in one day's travel in any direction from the center of the map, assuming clear terrain.

And alsoRegarding combining scales, it adds:

At kingdom scale, 1 hex equals 6 provincescaleprovince-scale hexes.

Looking at travel pace I get that, at a normal pace, travellers can walk about 24 miles per day (8h).

So, at a kingdom scale, a province should be around 4 hexes from the center to the borders. Here is what's causing me trouble:

If a kingdom has about 5-6 provinces (which I think it's the usual number of provinces for a kingdom), it would only take around 12 days to travel from the bottom of a kingdom to the top of it.

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I'm having trouble with scales when creating a kingdom map. Quoting the Dungeon Master's Guide:

For the most detailed areas of your world, use a province scale where each hex represents 1 mile. A full-page map at this scale represents an area that can be covered in one day's travel in any direction from the center of the map, assuming clear terrain.

And also:

At kingdom scale, 1 hex equals 6 provincescale hexes.

Looking at travel pace I get that, at a normal pace, travellers can walk about 24 miles per day (8h).

So, at a kingdom scale, a province should be around 4 hexes from the center to the borders. Here is what's causing me trouble:

If a kingdom has about 5-6 provinces (which I think it's the usual number of provinces for a kingdom) it would only take around 12 days to travel from the bottom of a kingdom to the top of it.

Wouldn't it take a few weeks to travel from the bottom of one kingdom/country to the top of it?

I'm having trouble with scales when creating a kingdom map.

Quoting the Dungeon Master's Guide regarding province scale maps (p. 14):

For the most detailed areas of your world, use a province scale where each hex represents 1 mile. A full-page map at this scale represents an area that can be covered in one day's travel in any direction from the center of the map, assuming clear terrain.

At kingdom scale, 1 hex equals 6 province-scale hexes.

Looking at travel pace I get that, at a normal pace, travellers can walk about 24 miles per day (8h).

So, at a kingdom scale, a province should be around 4 hexes from the center to the borders. Here is what's causing me trouble:

If a kingdom has about 5-6 provinces (which I think it's the usual number of provinces for a kingdom), it would only take around 12 days to travel from the bottom of a kingdom to the top of it.

Wouldn't it actually take a few weeks to travel from the bottom of one kingdom/country to the top of it? That's just a feeling I get from some movies and books - that travelling across a kingdom would take more time - but maybe that's the assumption I'm getting wrong.

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# D&D5 Kingdom Map and Travel Pace

I'm having trouble with scales when creating a kingdom map. Quoting the Dungeon Master's Guide:

For the most detailed areas of your world, use a province scale where each hex represents 1 mile. A full-page map at this scale represents an area that can be covered in one day's travel in any direction from the center of the map, assuming clear terrain.

And also:

At kingdom scale, 1 hex equals 6 provincescale hexes.

Looking at travel pace I get that, at a normal pace, travellers can walk about 24 miles per day (8h).

So, at a kingdom scale, a province should be around 4 hexes from the center to the borders. Here is what's causing me trouble:

If a kingdom has about 5-6 provinces (which I think it's the usual number of provinces for a kingdom) it would only take around 12 days to travel from the bottom of a kingdom to the top of it.

Wouldn't it take a few weeks to travel from the bottom of one kingdom/country to the top of it?