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First off what the rogue is doing may be unnecessary as all he need to do to satisfy the conditions for a sneak attack is to have an ally within five feet of the target. A surprise attack only one way to generate a sneak attack on a target. Second the Rouge is not able to hide behind a PC due to the following rule on page 60 of the 5e Basic Player rules. ...


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You are correct, generally, you cannot hide behind another PC or creature and make a stealth check. However, lightfoot halflings can (they make great rogues for this reason) if the creature is one size larger than them (which includes medium sized PCs). The skulker feat though, does not allow hiding behind PCs. It allows hiding in "lightly obscured" areas, ...


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You have a few questions all rolled into one, so I'm going to tackle them one at a time. Does this mean that, for a stealthy character attacking another character who is unaware of their presence, they would be able to (1) use stealth to create an advantage, (putting a freely-invokable aspect on themselves) Whenever it's appropriate, you can make ...


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This is one of those cases where it's all about gut instincts and common sense. For example, being Well hidden could justify getting passive opposition (your target won't see you coming), but probably not getting a bonus on the attack that ensues (being hidden does nothing to improve your ability to throw a punch / shoot straight). Rewrite it as Ready to ...



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