I'm DMing for our first ever D&D campaign. I've already got some great help from this website.
My sorcerer and druid like their Prestidigitation and Druidcraft spells, but we aren't exactly clear on their limitations. The druid wants to use a shower of sparks to blind enemies. He argues that it's "a shower of god damn sparks, how are you going to see and attack accurately while you're inside that?" I'm all about realism, but I can't ignore the spells' limitation of being a "harmless sensory effect."
I found that in 4e the rules say "nothing you create with this cantrip can deal damage, serve as a weapon or a tool, or hinder another creature's actions," but this line seems to have been dropped for 5e.
So, does the "harmless sensory effect" of a shower of sparks affect monsters' rolls or conditions? OR do I interpret the shower of sparks to be more of an illusion, and maybe the monster is temporarily taken aback or something. Any other interpretations appreciated. Thanks.