One of my friends came to me with a question that is making my head hurt.
According to the Warcraft RPG 2nd Edition Core Rulebook - a supplement for the D&D 3.5 rules, regarding the Warcraft World - Night Elves can have levels on a special racial class, which have only 3 levels. Night Elves that have all 3 racial levels have resistance to fire 2 and resistance to cold 2.
However, according to the D&D 3.5 rules:
Lava or magma deals 2d6 points of damage per round of exposure, except in the case of total immersion (such as when a character falls into the crater of an active volcano), which deals 20d6 points of damage per round.
Damage from magma continues for 1d3 rounds after exposure ceases, but this additional damage is only half of that dealt during actual contact (that is, 1d6 or 10d6 points per round).
An immunity or resistance to fire serves as an immunity to lava or magma. However, a creature immune to fire might still drown if completely immersed in lava.
This means that, per RAW, Night Elves with all 3 racial levels can actually swim naked on a volcano?
As a related note, I've found that, despite the "naked" part being a joke on my part, it actually makes difference:
Characters exposed to burning oil, bonfires, and non-instantaneous magic fires might find their clothes, hair, or equipment on fire. Spells with an instantaneous duration don't normally set a character on fire, since the heat and flame from these come and go in a flash.
Characters at risk of catching fire are allowed a DC 15 Reflex save to avoid this fate. If a character's clothes or hair catch fire, he takes 1d6 points of damage immediately. In each subsequent round, the burning character must make another Reflex saving throw. Failure means he takes another 1d6 points of damage that round. Success means that the fire has gone out. (That is, once he succeeds on his saving throw, he's no longer on fire.)
If you are actually dressed when you jump on the lava pool, you will take 1d6 damage, which Fire Resistance don't give automatic immunity.
So, before jumping on a lava pool, shave your head and strip your clothes off.