Here's some sleep deprived, insane jibbering I did on this topic. (From the wishlist.)

The problem is what scale to use. English, Metric, neither fit the bill for a international game of interstellar lets pretend.

Assuming that WW's guess is right that the smallest creature will be hamster sized and the largest will be elephant sized an arbitrary scale would look something like this. Notice the use of ratios and an abundance of rounding. Edit: Weight Units are now Mass Units.

Height Weight Volume New Height New Mass average Hamster 2 in./5cm 4 ounces/ 120 g ? 1 DU (Distance Unit) 1 MU (Mass Unit)

LARGE Elephant 13 ft./ 4m 15400 lbs./ 7000kg ? 80 DU 60000 MU

Let's try it out:

Human 6 ft. tall 180 lbs. now 36 DU tall 720 MU

Naucean 10ft. long 300 lbs. now 60 DU long 1200 MU

Torpal 8 ft. tall 450 lbs. now 48 DU tall 1800 MU

Quillaran 9.5 ft. tall 550 lbs. now 57 DU tall 2200 MU

I like the distinct in game ratio this would give creatures. I know this needs refinement but I hope you see what I'm going for here.

Oh, here's the "math" ratios if you haven't already figured it out and need them.

1 DU = .16 (1/6) ft. = .05 m (5 cm)

1 MU = .25 lbs. = .11 kg

Edit: Adding some formulas for simplicity.

Distance Units:

6 X (Creature Height/Length in Feet)= Creature Height/Length In DU

0.5 X (Creature Height/Length in Inches) = Creature Height/Length In DU

20 X (Creature Height/Length in Meters) = Creature Height/Length In DU

.2 X (Creature Height/Length in Centimeters) = Creature Height/Length In DU

Mass Units:

4X (Creature Mass in Pounds) = Creature Mass in MU [I know the English unit of mass is the slug. The conversion is implicit.]

0.25 X (Creature Mass in Ounces) = Creature Mass in MU

9.1 X (Creature Mass in Kilograms) = Creature Mass in MU

0.009 X (Creature Mass in Grams) = Creature Mass in MU

More Unit tests.

"Quote from: Axelgear on Today at 09:46:16 AM

Just a test then...

Height Weight New Height New Weight

Loricatus Cogniso 15ft./5m 1.2t./1400lbs 100 DU 9600 WU

Am I right?

I must say, this is a GREAT system, as it eliminates measurement differents and accurately portrays a creature a bit better."

I changed WU to MU after this post.

Loricatus Cogniso 5m = 100 DU Correct. If t = English tons then 1.2 X 2000 X 4 = 9600 MU Correct. But 1400 lbs = 5600 MU.

Omic Height 7cm = 1.4 DU Length 15 cm = 3 DU

Esrever average Height 2.5m = 50 DU max Height 3.6m = 72 DU

ViS Height 5ft.(?) = 30 DU

I'm amazed at how few creatures have height and weight in their description. For shame.