The Gimp (gimp101) wrote in dnd3e,
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Detect Magic= See Invisibility...?

Okay, there's a bad guy, getting beaten, turns invisible to retreat... One of my cleverer pcs says "I cast 'Detect Magic' to see the invisible guys magic aura..." Holy shit... Of course, it's a spell, powered by magic, it should work... I can't find anything as I quick reference the rules, so I allow her to see the spell, and determine which space the creature occupies... However, she will still suffer a %50 miss chance for concealment since the creature is still invisible and she can only see the actual magic aura... Obviously, sneak attacks and other precision based attacks are quite impossible...
Has anyone else had to deal with this...? Are there actual rules for it...? Was my decision fair...? I couldn't just say no to such a great idea, but I also couldn't have a 0 level spell defeat a 3rd level... Then the questions came... "If I shoot arrows into it can I see the arrows...?" "I wanna throw dust on it so I can see it..." "If its caught in my fireball, it will be on fire and I can see it..." You can imagine... I've decided to keep my original on-the-spot rule, but would like to read anyone elses thoughts...
Tags: dm advice, opinions, sage advice
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