Differnet types of Terrain will affect the movement and tests of a character.
Occupied Squares[edit | edit source]
A character will not be able to move through a square occupied by an enemy or an impassable obstacle. They can move through squares occupied by allies though (as long as they are not engaged in combat), but spending 1 extra movement point in this case.
If most of a square is occupied by a wall, a column or some other impassable element, consider the whole square as impassable.
Difficult Terrain[edit | edit source]
Suqares covered with slightly bad ground (rocky and uneven ground, swamp, leafy forest, waist-high flooded sections, etc.) are called Difficult Terrain.
If a character enters or remains (not if he is moving out on normal terrain) in a square with Difficult Terrain, he suffers a -1 penalty until his next turn for the following tests
- Combat Skill
- Shooting Skill
- Casting Spells
Flying characters ignore Difficult Terrain.
Higher Ground[edit | edit source]
If a character advances towards a square occupied by an ascending staircase or on an element of height 1 (i.e. when he climbs to a surface with a low height), he must invest 1 extra Movement point for each square he travels through in this way.
Example: if a human has height 2 and climbs to a table (height 1), he will be regarded as having height 3 only to the effects that we have indicated.
Impassable Terrain and Obstacles[edit | edit source]
A character may not pass through elements of a height equal to or greater than his own height, unless he is able to climb through them and circumvent them.
Vertical Ladders[edit | edit source]
A character may climb or descend a vertical ladder as if making a normal Movement (Running is not allowed), but the entire length of that ladder will be regarded as Difficult Terrain if he his using some object that requires at least one of his hands.
Deep Waters[edit | edit source]
In deep water, only adjacent enemies can fight and only using daggers or natural weapons (claws, fangs, horns, tentacles). All non-aquatic characters will get a -1 penalty to their Combat Skill . Casting Spells and Dispelling is not allowed.
- Official FAQ 2020-04-06: https://dungeonuniversalis.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/DUN-ENGLISH-FAQS-2020-04-06.pdf