A small chart:

BURST: A sphere 30' radius; volume = 113097 cu ft, half that on level surface (56548.5 cu ft)

CLOUD: A sphere 15' radius; volume = 14137.2 cu ft, half that on level surface (14137.2 cu ft)

CONE: A cone 60' long, high, and wide; volume = 56548.7 cu ft, half that on level surface (28274.3 cu ft)

CYLINDER: A cylinder 30' radius, 30' high; volume = 84823 cu ft

LINE: 6' wide, 30' long, presumably 6' high; volume = 1080 cu ft

PERCEPTION: incalculable

SHAPEABLE: 30 cu ft (rank 5 volume)

Is the utility of a line really 52 times that of a burst or 26 times that of a cone (both on level surfaces)?

Is the utility of shapeable really 36 times that of a line?

I've always thought the area volumes were a bit uneven but doing the calculations makes it seem even more "unfair".

Given that cones are 60 ft long, shouldn't lines be at least 120 ft long? (4320 cu ft)

Shapeable has always been problematic. It should have been something like 10 6'x6'x6' contiguous cubes. (2160 cu ft) Move it up to rank 11 volume at least (2000 cu ft)

Cut burst down to 15' radius. Eliminate cloud and create a lingering extra for +1 ppr.

Cones would have 30' diameter and length of 30'. (7068.58 cu ft)

Cylinders would be 15' diameter and 15' tall (10602.9 cu ft)

Make Perception a +2 PPR extra? Maybe?

Don't know. Don't think there's a clean fix that doesn't require rethinking the distance/volume chart. The area lengths are all based on the distance chart.

Thoughts?

BURST: A sphere 30' radius; volume = 113097 cu ft, half that on level surface (56548.5 cu ft)

CLOUD: A sphere 15' radius; volume = 14137.2 cu ft, half that on level surface (14137.2 cu ft)

CONE: A cone 60' long, high, and wide; volume = 56548.7 cu ft, half that on level surface (28274.3 cu ft)

CYLINDER: A cylinder 30' radius, 30' high; volume = 84823 cu ft

LINE: 6' wide, 30' long, presumably 6' high; volume = 1080 cu ft

PERCEPTION: incalculable

SHAPEABLE: 30 cu ft (rank 5 volume)

Is the utility of a line really 52 times that of a burst or 26 times that of a cone (both on level surfaces)?

Is the utility of shapeable really 36 times that of a line?

I've always thought the area volumes were a bit uneven but doing the calculations makes it seem even more "unfair".

Given that cones are 60 ft long, shouldn't lines be at least 120 ft long? (4320 cu ft)

Shapeable has always been problematic. It should have been something like 10 6'x6'x6' contiguous cubes. (2160 cu ft) Move it up to rank 11 volume at least (2000 cu ft)

Cut burst down to 15' radius. Eliminate cloud and create a lingering extra for +1 ppr.

Cones would have 30' diameter and length of 30'. (7068.58 cu ft)

Cylinders would be 15' diameter and 15' tall (10602.9 cu ft)

Make Perception a +2 PPR extra? Maybe?

Don't know. Don't think there's a clean fix that doesn't require rethinking the distance/volume chart. The area lengths are all based on the distance chart.

Thoughts?

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