Ultimate Intrigue is the result of an open playtesting cycle that solicited extensive input from the game’s fan base (see "Paizo Begins Playtesting 'Ultimate Intrigue'"). The 256-page full-color hardcover book delves into the types of challenges that cannot be resolved through brute force or magic, but relies instead on social skills and clever plotting.
The book features a new type of character, the Vigilante, who spends days as a respected member of society and nights avenging the downtrodden. New social-based character options for the game’s many skill-based character classes, rules for influencing community organizations, social combat and verbal dueling round out the extensive tome. Ultimate Intrigue has a MSRP of $44.99.
Thirteen holy champions are featured in this 64-page, full-color softcover book, each with complete stat blocks, encounter notes and maps, and guidelines for encounters involving both good- and evil-aligned characters. MSRP is $22.99.
This book was designed to tie in with Paizo’s 2016 Adventure Path, Hell’s Vengeance, by offering potential side adventures for the evil characters that are the focus of that campaign arc (see "'Pathfinder' Goes to Hell"). The third installment of that Adventure Path, The Inferno Gate, also releases in April.