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Jeremy Crawford has ruled No: Devil's Sight is meant to pierce the dark created by a spell like darkness, not the void of hunger of Hadar. https://twitter.com/JeremyECrawford/status/704828756616044544


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You cannot use any of those powers through a pane of glass or any other transparent block. This is because all powers unless they state otherwise require line of effect. You have Line of Sight since you can see the target, but you do not have Line of Effect. Line of Effect: A clear line from one point to another point in an encounter that doesn’t pass ...


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Here's the definition of Line of Effect: is a straight, unblocked path that indicates what a spell can affect. A line of effect is canceled by a solid barrier. It's like line of sight for ranged weapons, except that it's not blocked by fog, darkness, and other factors that limit normal sight. A line of effect starts from any corner of your square and ...


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Well, to start with, page 202 of the PHB, under Range, says: The target of a spell must be within the spell’s range. For a spell like magic missile, the target is a creature. For a spell like fireball, the target is the point in space where the ball of fire erupts. So there's that. Then on the next page, under Targets, we have: To target ...


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You can’t hide from a creature that can see you,... (PH. p177) ... is perfectly clear. The question you have to answer as DM is is the crowd dense enough that they can't see the hidden person. A human in a crowd of halflings is going to struggle but a human in a crowd of a few dozen people is probably going to break line of sight sufficiently that ...


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Unless a term is defined in the rules it takes its normal English meaning. From the free dictionary: line of sight is "An imaginary line from the eye to a perceived object." Things that block sight (like your eyelids) block line of sight. What the Player's Handbook (p. 290) says is: Frightened A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability ...


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A lighfoot hafling can hide when behind another medium or larger creature. That is the only character rule for that allows hiding behind another. So hiding in the crowd is not allowed RAW. Personally I would not house rule for this either as hiding in a real crowd is going to show up as people look at you acting weird. However, trying to act natural in a ...


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There isn't a DnD rule for this, but there should be, because as you will note that in a crowd if you duck you will not be visible to many folks. I borrow from games like warmachine and WarHammer for making calls like this and borrow the line of sight rules and the couple them with the cover rules on pages 250-251 in the DMG. If who you are hiding from does ...



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