Sneaky Attack

The rules for hiding in roleplaying games can be funny sometimes. And by “sometimes” I mean “often”. The 5th Edition rules are often dismissed as vague or requiring too much DM fiat, while the Pathfinder rules underwent a number of revisions but are still open to potential abuses.

So long as a character can succeed on a check they’re technically unseen and hidden, regardless of the plausibility of their hiding place. This tweaks my sense of verisimilitude in the nose. Hiding in the middle of combat makes sense if there’s lots of hiding places, because an opponent won’t  know exactly where the stealthed opponent is or from which direction they’ll strike. But if you know there’s someone sniping and you know the exact place they’re hiding, even if you can’t actually see them they’re not really hidden.