Paizo has begun recruiting players to playtest Pathfinder Roleplaying Game:  Ultimate Intrigue, the company’s upcoming hardcover rulebook (see “PaizoCon’s ‘Pathfinder’ Product Announcements”).  The playtest period will extend for a month.

The rulebook will introduce a new base class, the vigilante class, to the game.  The vigilante class allows players to assume two identities at once, one focused on social encounters, and the other on adventuring.

The new rules will allow social combat in which characters duel with words instead of steel, and use new archetypes, feats, spells, and gear to get an edge. 

Pathfinder RPG:  Ultimate Intrigue, a 256-page hardcover, will be released early in 2016.