Over in D&D 3.5e Races of Stone gives us the feat "Fling Ally" for the fans of the Fastball Special, which lets you hurl an ally smaller than you as though that ally was a ranged weapon with an incredibly terrible range.
The Epic Level Hand book has Distant Shot,
an epic level feat that lets you perform the epic level task of
throwing or firing a ranged weapon against any target within line of
On a clear night, you should have line of sight to the moon. With
magical protection and maybe someone who doesn't need to breathe like a
construct, undead, or adventurer with the right equipment, an epic-level
fighter can start the space program. Given that the projectile hits
the target within a round (six seconds), the fighter is throwing things
at some significant percentage of the speed of light.
Except, well... the problem with line of sight is that checks made to
Spot something take a -1 penalty per 10 feet of distance. Given that
our moon is somewhere around 1.2 to 1.3 billion feet away, you're
looking at a 120 million penalty to your check.
But wait, the moon is pretty big. Things take a penalty to their checks to hide based on how big they are.
The Tarrasque, as a 50 foot tall killing machine, takes a -16 penalty
to its checks to hide (and thus is incredibly difficult for your average
commoner to spot if it's standing on the other end of a football
field). The epic rules have options for creatures larger than colossal,
which basically dictate that every time its size doubles, it moves up
another category. 64 feet (2^6) is the bottom for Colossal, providing a
(-8) 2^3 size penalty. The moon is 2159 miles wide, roughly 11.4
million feet. 8.3 million feet is around 2^23, which means the moon is
somewhere around Colossal+17, and takes a 2^20 size penalty, multiplied
by 4 to offset your spot check (2^22, or roughly 4 million).
You take a -120 million penalty to spot the moon, offset by a 4 million
bonus because the moon is big. Unless I screwed up by a factor of 64,
you probably can't see the moon.
The sun is roughly 400 times larger, but also roughly 400 times farther
away, so no luck there. Other stars may range from the sun's size to
1500 times larger, but they're also 250,000 times farther away at
The skies above Greyhawk are black and empty. None have ever seen the stars.