Terrain Effects on Movement (Optional Rule)
Terrain, or the nature of the ground, has little effect on short-term
movement. A character running pell-mell across a meadow can do about the same speed in
the desert, or on a sandy beach. Only the most extreme terrain hinders short
These extreme conditions are listed given on Table 73 as reductions of movement rate. The reduction applies to all movement for a
single round. When a character is in two different types of terrain during the
same round, use the worst (i.e., most difficult) adjustment.
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