Suppose a PC walks into a room to find Evil Guy #1 holding Good Guy #1 with a knife to his throat. EG immediately says, "Don't move at all, or I kill him!" The player of the PC then tells me, the DM, "I use quickdraw to draw my hidden gun and shoot him." How do I handle this situation?
- have them both roll initiative, and have the higher one act first?
- give the PC a surprise round because of the quick draw move?
- not allow the PC to have any chance in preventing the EG's death?
And final question: Let's say the same scenario, but the PC's gun is already drawn, and the EG says, "Drop your weapon, or he's dead!" And the player says,"I shoot the EG."
What happens then? Do I roll for initiative? Give the PC a surprise round? Give the EG a surprise round? None of the above?
Thanks in advance.