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Distance in squares and other actions: Did a spellcaster ever miscast a spell as he suddenly realized that the target was out of range? Did a fighter ever charge and notice that he could not reach the opponent, wasting his action? Did an archer ever shoot an arrow to notice that it could not reach the target? If you answered three times with no I think ...


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There are no rules for this. That's okay though, as rules for this won't solve your problem anyway, and you need to approach this differently: The event that inspired this question is an example of social contract conflict or friction—some groups are OK with reifying game abstractions, and others aren't. Your GM isn't, and your wizard-player is. To solve ...


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As SevenSidedDie says, there are no rules for this, so you(r DM) needs to make a ruling one way or the other. Personally, if I was the DM on the spot, I'd probably rule that: Yes, the characters can totally call out "invisible goblin on my 2 o'clock, distance 30 feet!" and be understood. If necessary, they can also use their finger to point. No, I'm not ...


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As a master i faced this problem since the beginning: i always like to include some sort of exploration in my adventure, and wide fighting areas, resulting in big maps. The best and practical way i use to deal with it is to draw the map while the characters see the actual part of it, but dividing the map in "drawing zones". When the characters step in ...



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