5
\$\begingroup\$

A Large creature on a 5-foot square grid map occupies a 2-by-2 square space. If the creature can move up to 30 feet, and each square on the grid is 5 feet by 5 feet, does the creature move up to 6 squares or 12 squares?

\$\endgroup\$
19
\$\begingroup\$

Movement speed doesn't have any scaling or multiplier based on size

Movement doesn't scale based on size/space - no matter how big the creature is, if it has a movement speed of 30 feet, it can only travel up to 30 feet (six squares at the standard grid scale), so if for instance it travelled in a straight line the front of it would be 30 feet from where it started.

If it helps, imagine that the part that's actually moving is the centre of the creature's space. The path taken by that centre point must fit in the creature's 30 foot movement speed, and you can step the centre point (either the intersection of grid lines for an evenly-sized space, or the central square for an oddly-sized one) around the grid as if it were a normal medium-size creature to calculate how far it can move (keeping in mind, of course, that the creature's actual size must fit through whatever path it takes!)

| improve this answer | |
\$\endgroup\$
  • 2
    \$\begingroup\$ Yep. If it helps visualize it, you can also equivalently use any other point on the creature to determine how far the creature moves (e.g. the top-left square, or the back-right square, or any point in any of its squares). \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast May 8 at 6:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.