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Erfworld is divided into a grid of hexagons, called hexes (singular: hex). Movement is the transfer of a [[Unit]] from one hex to another, or from one Zone to another.
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Movement is the transfer of a [[Unit]] from one [[hex]] to another, or from one [[Zone]] to another. Movement does not include the meanderings of a Unit inside a single hex.
=Proposed Canon=
=Proposed Canon=
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A Unit can move only on its own [[Turn]] and this value is set just prior to starting a [[Turn]]. Each unit has a [[Move]] statistic: this value is how many hexes that [[Unit]] can enter per [[Turn]]. A unit inside a hex may freely move about that hex at no Move cost, at night and on other [[Side]]'s [[Turn]]s. At the end of a [[Unit]]'s [[Turn]], its Move is reduced to zero, preventing any other movement that [[Turn]]. (This prevents Movement by a [[Unit]] that becomes an ally during another [[Side]]'s [[Turn]] if it allies during that [[Turn]], while still allowing it to otherwise perform as if on [[Turn]].)
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A [[Unit]] can Move only on its own [[Turn]]. At the beginnning of a Turn, the Unit's Movement is set tot he value of its [[Move]] stat. The Unit's Move statistic is the number of hexes that [[Unit]] can enter per [[Turn]]; thus, each hex a Unit enters normally reduces its Movement by 1. A Unit may freely move inside a hex at no Move cost at night and on other [[Side|Side's]] Turns. At the end of Turn, the Unit's Movement is set to zero, preventing the Unit from Moving again that day: this prevents Movement by a Unit that becomes an [[Alliance|ally]] during another Side's Turn if it allies during its Turn, while still allowing it to otherwise perform as if on Turn.
There are two known types of movement:
There are two known types of movement:
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*Flight
*Flight
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=== Terrain ===
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== Terrain ==
Some terrain types are restricted, allowing entry to only particular types of units.
Some terrain types are restricted, allowing entry to only particular types of units.
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*Mountains can only be passed by Fliers. Tunnels may be created to allow passage for non-Fliers, but only for light [[unit]]s. [http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0091.html Jillian] and [http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0109.html Klog 11]
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*Mountains can only be passed by Fliers. Tunnels may be created to allow passage for non-Fliers, but only for light [[unit]]s.{{Erf|1|082}}<sup> and </sup>{{Erf|1|098a}}
*Forests
*Forests
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*Water hexes may not be entered except by fliers and water units [http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0066.html Parson]
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*Heavy trees
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*Water hexes may not be entered except by fliers and water units{{Erf|1|060}}
=== Cities ===
=== Cities ===
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Cities are divided into Zones. A city is treated as a single hex for the owning [[Faction|Side]]: no Move is expended for the owning [[Side]]'s [[unit]]s when transferring from Zone to Zone, allowing the defensive units to redeploy to protect the city at will (though it still takes time to actually move the distance). Enemy [[side]]s must expend Move in order to enter a city Zone. There may be restrictions on where a Zone can be attacked from.
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[[City|Cities]] are divided into [[Zones]]. A city is treated as a single [[hex]] for the owning [[Side]]: no Movement is expended for the owning Side's [[unit]]s when transferring from Zone to Zone, allowing the defensive units to redeploy to protect the city at will (though it still takes time to actually move the distance). Enemy [[side]]s must expend [[Move]] in order to enter a city Zone. There may be restrictions on where Units in a Zone can attack, or what terrain features must be dealt with before an attack may occur.  (ie. Courtyard could only be attacked from Outer Walls, if Outer Walls had been breached.)  See [[Zone]] for more detailed information on Zones.
====Known City Zones====
====Known City Zones====
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The only known city zones described come from Gobwin Knob. Other cities may be built differently. [http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0109.html Klog 11] and [http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0129.html Klog 13]
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The only known [[city]] [[Zone|zones]] described come from [[Gobwin Knob]]. Other cities may be built differently. {{Erf|1|098a}}<sup> and </sup>{{Erf|1|116a}}
*Outer Walls -- may only be passed if breached
*Outer Walls -- may only be passed if breached
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*Tunnels -- may only be entered by light units, with some exceptions
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*Tunnels -- may only be entered by light [[Units]], with some exceptions
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*Airspace -- may only be entered by fliers
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*Airspace -- may only be entered by [[flying unit|fliers]]
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*Garrison -- must be breached like Outer Walls, but may be breached from any of the other zones above. In Gobwin Knob, Garrison is further divided into three zones
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*Garrison -- must be [[Siege engine|breached]] like Outer Walls, but may be breached from any of the other zones above. In Gobwin Knob, Garrison is further divided into three zones
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**Courtyard
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**Courtyard -- may only be passed if breached, may only be attacked from Outer Walls or other Garrison zones
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**Tower
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**Tower -- may only be attacked from Airspace or other Garrison zones
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**Dungeon
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**Dungeon -- may only be attacked from Dungeon or other Garrison zones
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It is known that in Gobwin Knob, for purposes of attacking, Outer Walls only connects to Courtyard, Airspace connects to Tower, and Tunnels connect to Dunegon, but once an attacker enters a Garrison Zone, it may enter any other Garrison Zone to attack. [http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0129.html Klog 13]
 
=Speculation=
=Speculation=
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Different Terrain types may cost more movement to enter than 1, and there may be different values for different units. Forest units may pay less than non-forest units when entering a forest hex, for instance.
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Different Terrain types may cost more Movement to enter than 1, and there may be different values for different [[Units]]. Forest Units may pay less than non-forest Units when entering a forest hex, for instance.
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The Move stat is affected by level. A higher level means a higher Move in relation to [[Unit|units]] of the same type. [http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0052.html Klog 6 describing A and B dwagons]
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The [[Move]] stat is affected by [[Level]]. A higher Level means a higher Move in relation to [[Unit|units]] of the same type.{{Erf|1|046a}}  The increase of Move vs. Level is probably a linear function.{{ref|1|1}}
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It is not known if Allied units expend Move when moving from Zone to Zone inside an Allied city.
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It is not known if Allied units expend [[Move]] when moving from Zone to Zone inside an Allied city.
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It is not known if a Zone is a small part of a single hex or is made of multiple hexes.
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It is not known if a [[Zone]] is a small part of a single [[hex]] or is made of multiple hexes.
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The size of a hex is not known.
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The size of a [[hex]] is not known.
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Tunneling may be a movement type, a special ability, or both.
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Tunneling may be a movement type, a Natural Ability, or both.
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The existence of water [[Units]] implies the Movement type Swimming.
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=References=
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:1. {{Note|1}}[[Word of the Titans]] 6012585
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The existence of water units implies swimming.
 
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Revision as of 13:10, 4 May 2009

Movement is the transfer of a Unit from one hex to another, or from one Zone to another. Movement does not include the meanderings of a Unit inside a single hex.

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Proposed Canon

A Unit can Move only on its own Turn. At the beginnning of a Turn, the Unit's Movement is set tot he value of its Move stat. The Unit's Move statistic is the number of hexes that Unit can enter per Turn; thus, each hex a Unit enters normally reduces its Movement by 1. A Unit may freely move inside a hex at no Move cost at night and on other Side's Turns. At the end of Turn, the Unit's Movement is set to zero, preventing the Unit from Moving again that day: this prevents Movement by a Unit that becomes an ally during another Side's Turn if it allies during its Turn, while still allowing it to otherwise perform as if on Turn.

There are two known types of movement:

  • Walking
  • Flight

Terrain

Some terrain types are restricted, allowing entry to only particular types of units.

  • Mountains can only be passed by Fliers. Tunnels may be created to allow passage for non-Fliers, but only for light units.Erf-b1-p082Same-site.PNG and Erf-b1-p098aSame-site.PNG
  • Forests
  • Heavy trees
  • Water hexes may not be entered except by fliers and water unitsErf-b1-p060Same-site.PNG

Cities

Cities are divided into Zones. A city is treated as a single hex for the owning Side: no Movement is expended for the owning Side's units when transferring from Zone to Zone, allowing the defensive units to redeploy to protect the city at will (though it still takes time to actually move the distance). Enemy sides must expend Move in order to enter a city Zone. There may be restrictions on where Units in a Zone can attack, or what terrain features must be dealt with before an attack may occur. (ie. Courtyard could only be attacked from Outer Walls, if Outer Walls had been breached.) See Zone for more detailed information on Zones.

Known City Zones

The only known city zones described come from Gobwin Knob. Other cities may be built differently. Erf-b1-p098aSame-site.PNG and Erf-b1-p116aSame-site.PNG

  • Outer Walls -- may only be passed if breached
  • Tunnels -- may only be entered by light Units, with some exceptions
  • Airspace -- may only be entered by fliers
  • Garrison -- must be breached like Outer Walls, but may be breached from any of the other zones above. In Gobwin Knob, Garrison is further divided into three zones
    • Courtyard -- may only be passed if breached, may only be attacked from Outer Walls or other Garrison zones
    • Tower -- may only be attacked from Airspace or other Garrison zones
    • Dungeon -- may only be attacked from Dungeon or other Garrison zones


Speculation

Different Terrain types may cost more Movement to enter than 1, and there may be different values for different Units. Forest Units may pay less than non-forest Units when entering a forest hex, for instance.

The Move stat is affected by Level. A higher Level means a higher Move in relation to units of the same type.Erf-b1-p046aSame-site.PNG The increase of Move vs. Level is probably a linear function.[1]

It is not known if Allied units expend Move when moving from Zone to Zone inside an Allied city.

It is not known if a Zone is a small part of a single hex or is made of multiple hexes.

The size of a hex is not known.

Tunneling may be a movement type, a Natural Ability, or both.

The existence of water Units implies the Movement type Swimming.


References

1. ^ Word of the Titans 6012585
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