One Armed Bandit
Thanks for the answers guys.
I'd say that should appear in the FAQs: forward movement is the same as advancing and backward movement is the same as retreating.
IMHO it would be a good idea to use only one term for one concept. Perhaps in the second edition ...
Anyhow: interesting game!
There is only one term for the concept.
The only usage of "forward" and "backwards" in the rules is to clarify what Advance and Retreat mean.
Movement effects are mandatory. If an effect says 'advance 1 or 2 spaces', then the player must move either 1 space forwards or 2 spaces forwards.