Mischief Mondragon wrote:Okay, so what about the Wall of Fire example. Let me change the attack something just inside of the effect, to picking something up just inside of the effect. If you pick up your dropped weapon, which is just inside the 20' fire effect from a Wall of Fire, do you take damage reaching in to pick up the item?
Again no. Spells that have the effect from attacking state that. Cloudkill specifically states:
"A living creature with 6 or more HD takes 1d4 points of Constitution damage on your turn each round while in the cloud (a successful Fortitude save halves this damage). Holding one's breath doesn't help, but creatures immune to poison are unaffected by the spell."
Note: "while in the cloud". This is very straightforward when reading the descriptions.
Axiomatic Storm is the same, it states "It falls in a fixed area once created" and "a gout of acid strikes a randomly selected chaotic outsider within the spell’s area" nothing about individuals outside of the area (which includes individuals adjacent to it attacking individuals within).