Ultimate Intrigue

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Ultimate Intrigue
Ultimate Intrigue
Author(s) Jason Bulmahn et al.
Publisher Paizo Inc.
Price Print: $44.99
Pocket Edition: $19.99
PDF: $9.99
Released March 30, 2016 (Hardcover)
January 2019 (Pocket Edition)
Type Core
Binding Hardcover, softcover, PDF
Pages 256 pages
isbn ISBN 978-1-60125-826-7 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-64078-105-4 (Pocket Edition)
Rules set PFRPG
Series Pathfinder RPG
Follows Bestiary 5
Precedes Horror Adventures
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Ultimate Intrigue, a hardcover core Pathfinder Roleplaying Game sourcebook by Jason Bulmahn, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Robert Brookes, Ross Byers, Robert N. Emerson, Amanda Hamon, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Mikko Kallio, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Thomas M. Reid, Alexander Riggs, David N. Ross, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer, was released on March 30, 2016. It includes a new base class, the vigilante, which was publicly playtested in June 2015.[1]

A smaller, softcover Pocket Edition of Ultimate Intrigue was released in January 2019, containing all of the original content of the hardcover book in a smaller, 8.4" x 6.5" softcover format.

Words Cut DeepIn the right setting, a single scathing word can prove deadlier than a poisoned dagger. Behind the scenes of heroic battles and magical realms lies a seething underbelly of danger and deception. This world of intrigue holds endless possibilities for adventure, as heroes duel with words instead of steel, plot daring heists, and engage in battles of wills against relentless nemeses. A high-stakes game of shadows and secrets is yours to master—if you have the wits!

Whether the heroes are taming the blood-soaked back alleys of their favorite metropolis or jockeying for the queen's favor alongside highborn nobles, Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Intrigue is an invaluable companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into a new era.

Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Intrigue includes:

  • The vigilante, a new character class that lives two lives—that of an unassuming member of the community, and a cloaked crusader with his own agenda!
  • New archetypes for alchemists, bards, druids, hunters, inquisitors, investigators, mesmerists, rangers, rogues, slayers, spiritualists, and more!
  • New feats and magic items for characters of all sorts, granting mastery of street-smart combat, impenetrable disguises, and misdirection.
  • Dozens of spells to manipulate tense social settings, whether to reveal adversaries' secrets or hide the truth.
  • A complete system of influence, providing new goals and rewards to challenge players and link their fortunes to nonplayer characters and organizations.
  • Systems and advice to help Game Masters introduce a variety of new encounters into their games­—daring heists, extended pursuits, and tense searches for buried secrets.
  • Rules for social combat and verbal duels, allowing characters to use words as weapons to sway hearts and humiliate foes.