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Just as the title asks, what is the normal limit on how far a character can see/hear under normal conditions (normal lighting, no fog or other weather interference)?

Under the Vision and Light section all I can find are rules for decreased light, light sources and low-light/darkvision.

I've been told as a general rule to treat normal senses as double the limit of things like low-light/darkvision, so they would extend out to 120 ft. While this seems reasonable as a distance over which to see/hear something clearly, I'd like to know if there is a RAW mention of an actual range that I've simply overlooked.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Seems to be a duplicate, my mistake. Turns out there is no RAW as of yet but the original question offers good suggestions. \$\endgroup\$
    – SableGear
    Nov 15, 2015 at 22:31

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There isn't really a RAW answer on this, because it depends so much on what you're trying to spot. I can see the moon even though it's a very long way away in D&D terms. Even more so for the Sun; I'm sure you can make up similar examples for hearing as well.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I can do better than you - I can see the stars and they are incredibly further away than the moon. The Andromeda galaxy at 24,000,000,000,000,000,000 km is about the furthest thing visible to the naked eye. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dale M
    Nov 15, 2015 at 22:29

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