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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.

1st-Mar-2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
In most cases, it should be obvious whether something or someone is providing cover to a target or not. These rules should only ever come into play if there's a question, or a marginal situation. If the DM wishes, the DM can ignore these rules, and make an ad hoc decision about it. However, I think it's best if a DM fully understands these rules before making such ad hoc decisions, or their ad hoc decisions are likely to be incorrect when examined, and create unpleasant precedence.
1st-Mar-2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm in 100% in agreement with you, and thanks I think this seems to be something that was confusing a number of us and you've been very helpful in clarifying it.
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