Some of my friends are confused on what this section on p48 of the Savage Worlds Deluxe book means:
Range: This lists the weapon's Short, Medium, and Long range. Ranges are listed in inches so that you can use a ruler to move, shoot, and fight on the table-top with miniatures. Each inch is equal to 2 yards in the real world, so that 5” is really 10 yards, or 30 feet.
Weapon ranges are “effective” ranges for the table-top. If you need to know the real world range of a weapon (for battles that don't take place on the table-top, for instance), multiply each range bracket by 2.5. A tank round with a Long range of 300, for example, has a “real world” Long range of 750”, or 1500 yards.
I interpret this as meaning:
- The x2 factor is used for converting from table inches to 'real world yards'.
- The x2.5 factor is used for converting from effective range to theoretical maximum range.
Please can you confirm or clarify?