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    ragnarol
    Minion

    How does it exacly work?

    For what I can read in the SW book the power seems to say that the Hrimwizard would be completely inmune to the adverse effects of cold wheather?

    Does that include they don’t need to make Vigor checks even if they are naked?
    Does that mean that they don’t get their movement affected by snow/ice/blizzards?
    Does it include the Hellfrost?

    The power is to vague in its description…

    #8966

    Enno
    Henchman

    How does it exacly work?

    For what I can read in the SW book the power seems to say that the Hrimwizard would be completely inmune to the adverse effects of cold wheather?

    Environmental Protection allows you to function normally in environments otherwise hazardous for your heroes health. It does not protect against damaging effects based on said environment, like a frost dragons breath weapon or a frost giants icy aura. It only allows the hero to pass the Hellfrost as if it were a spring day in the Hearthlands, though the winds may batter him, and the ground is still icy and slippery.

    Does that include they don’t need to make Vigor checks even if they are naked?

    That’s what it means most of the time. Don’t forget that heat continues to hinder a Hrimwisards spellcasting despite Environmental Protection (Heat) in use.

    Does that mean that they don’t get their movement affected by snow/ice/blizzards?

    The ground is still slippery, the waist-high snow still impedes any movement and the storm winds still rob you of your breath. You’re just feeling comfy in regard to the temperature.

    Does it include the Hellfrost?

    Definitely yes!

    The power is to vague in its description…

    Please read the spell description again. It’s very clear how it works. It only takes a while to grab all implications.
    Many rules in Savage Worlds have to be understood verbatim.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    #8967

    helcanare
    Minion

    The ground is still slippery, the waist-high snow still impedes any movement and the storm winds still rob you of your breath. You’re just feeling comfy in regard to the temperature.

    I still cannot find my English SWD book, but both English SWEE and a translation of SWDEE state

    This power allows the target to breathe, speak, and move at his normal Pace while underwater, in zero-G, …, the arctic wastes, and so on

    The SWDEE lacks the “arctic wastes” phrase, however. So I am not entirely sure if “normal pace” refers to the fact that you can sweam/fly in 0 grav or it should be applied to all environments

    Battle Skald from occupied Vestmark

    #8968

    Enno
    Henchman

    Arctic wastes were removed in SW Deluxe it seems. However, it is irrelevant here. In SW core, ice and snow count as difficult ground and thus halve your pace. The Hellfrost PHB adds setting rules for ice, for instance. Ice counts as Difficult Ground and on a 1 on the running die you might slip or cannot run at all. This doesn’t contradict the wording of Environmental Protection. With this spell, your pace is not halved, but with a 1 on the running die you can still slip or cannot run at all depending on the type of ice you’re crossing. Setting rule trumps core in this case!

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

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