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Ghost Storms and Environmental Protection

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  • Ghost Storms and Environmental Protection

    Something that has come up in our game: does the Power: Environmental Protection actually protect you from Ghost Storms? The Cyborg Edge: Improved EMP Shielding grants Cyborgs a +2 to resisting ghost storms.. so there's a case to be made that ghost storms can be resisted?

    Thanks for the help

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    Ghost Storms seem to be entirely magical. Resisting purely magical energies is beyond the scope of environmental protection.
    It protects him against intense heat, cold, radiation, atmospheric or fluid pressure, and lack of oxygen.
    If dust storms, toxic clouds, and even hellstorms are within the scope of environmental protection. Black rain relies upon an environmental component to deal spiritual damage, so fits within the scope of environmental protection.

    Ghost storms are almost entirely magical / spiritual. Radiation suits, gas masks, and other protections have no effect on ghost storms. If technology can't protect from ghost storms then environmental protection can't either.

    Arcane protection should apply to resisting ghost storms and black rain.
    Improved EMP Shielding protects from magical EMP, magical radiation, and magical electricity, so it clearly has a magical component - explaining how it might protect from ghost storms as well.
    I hope you find the above post useful. And not insulting, because I was trying to be helpful, not insulting; being a pedantic jerk, that isn't always clear.