|Nice fixer-upper in a prime location |
with lots of history & character!
I often have a hard time understanding just how realistic dungeon space is in various adventures.
When a room is six 10-foot squares by three, how big would it feel IRL? What if we compared it to the average US home?
- The area of a 10 x 10-foot dungeon square is 100 sq. ft.
- The area of the average US home in 2019 is 2,300 sq. ft.
- Therefore, the average US home is 23 dungeon squares (most likely split between two floors)
|As found in B2 Keep on the Borderlands|
But, Gygax didn't write B2 with a sense of 2019 US homes. He was writing in 1970 when the average US home size was 1,500 sq. ft. or 15 squares
This would mean that our kobolds occupy ~2.5 US homes in the 1970's. Another question: What does a 1970's floor plan look like if converted into a dungeon?
|It ain't pretty, but it will do|