Table 58:

Encounter Distance

Situation or Terrain
Range in Feet
Both groups surprised
One group surprised
No surprise:

Smoke or heavy fog
Jungle or dense forest
1d10 x 10
Light forest
2d6 x 10
Scrub, brush or bush
2d12 x 10
Grassland, little cover
5d10 x 10
Nighttime or dungeon
Limit of sight

In situations where no cover is possible, encounters will occur at the limit of vision unless special circumstances dictate otherwise.

While it is possible to spot another group at quite a distance, the characters or creatures may not be able to identify them immediately. The observation ranges given in the
Player's Handbook may require creatures to close in order to make a positive identification.

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