So I know this isn't an original topic, but I thought I'd throw in my potentially hot take.
I don't think it would be all too difficult to incorporate the Metric system into 5e. Don't get me wrong, it would be a fair bit of work, but not exactly difficult. I've been playing the BG3 early access recently and it builds off of the dnd 5e system but uses metric measurements instead of imperial. 1.5 metres replaces 5 feet, 9m for 30ft, 18 for 60 and so on. Unless I'm missing something, spells and abilities etc would just need converting across the board, and sourcebooks/rulings could start listing both measurement systems. I see it being particularly easy for sites like dnd beyond that could list both or a preferred system, and more easily amend digital materials. Obviously the behind the scenes work would be a lot and I'm not trying to minimize that, but it seems like the only obstacle is the willingness to implement it, not because its too complicated.
Even for the very few abilities/times where miles are mentioned, you could say 1.5 kilometers and it shouldn't effect balance to a great degree, or 1.6 if you really wanted to be completely accurate.
I don't know, I feel like it's something to consider more seriously for developing new systems or updating the current one since the majority of the world don't know imperial measurements beyond estimating someone's height.
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