Thanks, its funny as I know the rules pretty well, but then something comes up and just boggles my mind for some reason, and this was one of them, lol.
I try so hard to make sure I'm interpreting the rules correctly that sometimes I over-think it, and I think that's what happened this time. Thanks again for responding.
Everyone's brain works differently so interpretations will vary, which is why making rules to fit everyone's taste is so difficult. Here it seems a lot of people think the rules are horrible, but I think they're fine.
That said, the encounter cards are definitely the aspect that causes the most confusion, but generally speaking, going with what makes the most thematic sense works out. For example, you're initial feeling that bog baddies shouldn't be hindered by the bog.