Ring of Mirk
This represents house rules that modify the printed rules for Extreme Cold etc.
The R.A.W. (Rules as Written) indicate only a Constitution Save DC 10 is required each hour at zero Fahrenheit or below. Cold Weather clothing removes the test altogether.
I want Winter to be more of a detriment to justify why little to nothing happens during the Winter Months.
- The required roll is a Constitution Save versus a DC 10.
- Failure results in 1 level of Exhaustion.
- A Long Rest done in a warm shelter with sufficient Food & Drink will remove 1 level of Exhaustion.
- Winter Clothing in my version of Middle-Earth does not grant automatic success, instead failure to have such clothing causes Disadvantage when rolling the Constitution Save.
Windchill affects the frequency the Constitution Save must be performed.
|Windchill||Frequency of Save|
|40° F -> 0° F (Severe Cold)||per 4 Hours|
|0° F -> -20° F (Extreme Cold 1)||per Hour|
|-20° F -> -60° F (Extreme Cold 2)||per 15 Minutes|
|-60° F -> -100° F (Extreme Cold 3)||per 5 Minutes|
|-100° F or Below (Extreme Cold 4)||per Minute|