Its a new setting from Savage Worlds. I was thinking about picking it up. Here's what I have been able to find so far:
Source: http://www.peginc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21729First, it's important to note that Hellfrost isn't a Plot Point campaign. It's built as an open world you can return to as often as you like.
Curiously, Hellfrost isn't a fully iced over world, either. The northern continent in which the game is set is roughly divided into the High Winterlands, the Low Winterlands, and the Hearthlands. The Hearthlands are in the south and still enjoy pleasant summers (but bad winters). The High Winterlands, which lie below the Icewall, a towering wall of ice, never see temperatures above freezing.
The world isn't locked in an ice age, so it isn't a post-apocalyptic one. Instead, it's the start of an ice age, where famine is being to ravage the land as winters lengthen and ferocious beasts prowl ever close to settled lands. Neighbors are beginning to eye each other's resources jealously.
Magic is a dying art. The Siphoning draws off mages' power if they are not careful, and thus while in theory a mage can keep casting spells all day (no Power Points), he risks having his magic drained (temporarily or permanently).
We opted for low-magic--alchemical one-shot items are plentiful, but permanent magic items (even Ye Olde +1 sword) are rare objects and highly sought after.
We've kept the standard fantasy monsters, such as orcs, giants, undead, and dragons, but given them a new lease of life through greatly expanding their abilities. There'a also a lot of new monsters based on the winter theme.
Overall, we aimed for a Viking/Saxon feel. Heroes adventure not because it is the right thing to do, but because it leads to fame and glory, and that keeps one's name alive through the ages. Gaining wealth is important to most heroes, but it's temporal--you can't spend it in the afterlife.
Hellfrost will let you play old school adventures, high politics, or conquering armies, whatever suits your preferred style of play.
Sounds pretty interesting. I like the fact that more fantasy settings are being produced for Savage Worlds.