View Full Version : Speed of ships

03-08-2006, 05:55 PM
Maybe I missed this elsewhere, but search didn't turn it up.

I was wondering how fast the ships are in chapter 6. By fast, I mean how many miles per day each can travel, and thus feet per round.

I discovered an old 2E description that used movement * 5 miles per day, which gives:

ship miles per day
Coaster 80
Dhow 80
Keelboat 40
Caravel 60
Cog 40
Dhoura 60
Longship 40
Drakkar 20
Galleon 60
Knarr 40
Roundship 60
Zebec 80

This is quite similar to the rules in PHB Table 9-6.

Movement in feet per round is thus:
Coaster 30
Dhow 30
Keelboat 15
Caravel 22
Cog 15
Dhoura 22
Longship 15
Drakkar 8
Galleon 22
Knarr 15
Roundship 22
Zebec 30

Anyone have comments? Disagree?

03-09-2006, 03:58 PM
Stormwrack uses (feet per round)/10 = miles per hour. With a full crew, a ship could sail/row 24 hours per day.


03-11-2006, 01:56 PM
I don't have Stormwrack, but thanks for the info.

Using what you said, the daily miles travelled via Stormwrack rules is only slightly less than the values I have listed.

My values are similar to what Chapter 5 says a ship can travel, under the Transport character action (60 miles).

03-12-2006, 10:45 PM
thanks you.