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Line of Sight 
28th-Feb-2006 09:14 am
Bitch Please - peanuts
This came up in my last game. What are the actual rules for drawing line of sight? Can I shoot at a bad guy from behind another character? I thought this was represented by the -4 for firing into melee, but the DM said (with some uncertainy, because he wasn't sure) that the character blocked line of sight. I flipped through the PHB and the SRD looking for the exact rules on drawing line of sight, but couldn't find what I was looking for.

28th-Feb-2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
As an addendum to this post.

Remember that even thou a normal PC occupies a 5' x 5' area they dont actually fill it. The same goes for any and all creatures, they occupy the area but do not fill it. (Except for Gelatinus Cubes of course) Because of that you treat LOS from any point on the occupied square to any point on the targets occupied square. Fairly straight forward for flat battles. Gets a little tricky with elevated battles. An easy way I find is to get a tailors tape measure (the soft flexible tapes they wear around thier necks at fancy clothing stores) and guesstimate the head height of the attacker and again go to any part of the targets square up to a reasonable height for the size of the creature.

Or just remember the answer that is always right, 'Cuz I'm the DM and I said so!'

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