Quote Originally Posted by Tiktakkat View Post
Endure elements + pearl of power = irrelevant

I'm sure other systems with magic have similar easy ways to deal with such things.

Environmental restrictions are some of the most easily subverted "obstacles" in a game.
The OP said it's not high magic, nor should we assume it's a D&D-derived game.

But thanks for reminding me how tedious default D&D is, and why I hate magic in games.