If a player says they want to either step through the wall, charge through the wall or even put their hand through the wall, can they stop after the first (Red) layer's saving throw and pull back or do all of the effects happen on the same turn?
The Prismatic Wall spell states the wall is 1 inch thick, meaning each layer is around 0.143 inches or 0.363 cm thick. That leaves very little room for cautious entry.
What exactly happens when a player, who doesn't know anything about the wall, states they want to either try putting their hand through, or even charge through the wall.
The spell does say:
When a creature attempts to reach into or pass through the wall, it does so one layer at a time through all the wall's layers.
Is this enough leeway to allow the player to stop attempting to pass after the first saving throw of the Red layer? Can they pause and continue on their next turn? Or does it force the player to breach all the layers in one turn?
It seems all the saving throws, except for the Indigo layer, happen all at once, during the first turn they try to pass. So the creature trying to pass has very limited options on Actions, Bonus Actions, and Reactions they can use to pass the wall.
Considering the thickness of the wall it would require incredible reflexes to stop the movement.