Say, a PC fires a longbow at an enemy without their knowledge before combat has begun, how should combat start?
- Should there be a stealth/perception opposed check?
- Should a successful/unsuccessful opposed check give a benefit/failure to initiative?
- Should a successful opposed check cause an automatic hit or crit?
- When should initiative be rolled?
- Should there be a surprise round?
- If I whisper to my party what I'm doing, do they automatically fail to be surprised?