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Plenty of chance you can get good reception. Without line of sight it just gets much more difficult.
Worst case would be if you have no line of sight, and other hills around that see the full signals and reflect at you from various directions.
You need a more directional antenna as well as more gain than you would need in a good location. And some places are maybe impossible, but very few.
I lose maybe 30 db of signal at 12 miles from my local stations. There is a hill about a mile from my house that blocks the signals and is just about 200 feet too high.
I also have the reflecting hills problem, so I need a dual antenna horizontal stack to get all stations reliably. A regular antenna would only get me 5 out of 6.
With lots of multipath moving a few feet sideways can make big differences, and indoor antennas tend to be quite useless.