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Long Distance Travel During Real Time

There may be a lot of traveling in Atomic RPG System Adventures. Characters may be traveling from one city to the next or perhaps one solar system to the next. 

When traveling in Real Time, use the table below to estimate the time it might take to travel to the party’s destination.

Speed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 16 18 20
Miles Per Day 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 60 70 80 90 100
Kilometers Per Day 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 96 112 128 144 160
Parsecs Per Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 16 18 20

Modes of Transportation

The mode of transportation will definitely have an impact on how far the party can travel in a day. How quickly the party moves is determined by the slowest member. So whether by foot, space ship or boat, the slowest speed dictates the overall distance the party can travel in one day. These are suggested Speeds for the following modes of Transportation, though the Game Master is always welcome to modify these.

These are just rough ideas to us when figuring out travel distance. Many other factors can come into play. Things such as weather, political stability, or the safety of the area, and other unexpected things. This is just to help the GM come up with something they can work with. Ultimately, the GM has final say of how much time and effort must go into traveling. 

This includes anything that physically moves from one place to another and can interact with anything between these two points.

Teleportation and instant travel are entirely different and are not addressed here. 

Travel Times and Distance

When the party is traveling long distances, they are only able to travel for 1/2 of the day. For a standard 24 hour day, this means that the party can travel for 12 hours. At a walking Speed of 4, they are able to travel 20 miles. This can be limited if the Game Master imposes any Speed penalties travel time, for example, if the party is moving through a difficult area. If you need to calculate how far the party can travel in a certain number of hours, just divide their total possible distance by 1/10th per hour. This takes into account breaks to rest, eat, minor detours, and other things. In the example above the party can travel 20 miles in a day, so they can travel an average of 2 miles an hour. The slowest speed of anyone in a party or group is used to calculate travel times and distance.

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