In Pathfinder, How far does one sink after failing a swim check?
Can't seem to find any ruling on it. Do they sink deeper? If so is it based on how much they fail the swim check by? Or set amounts like 5,10,15 feet per fail? Or just Float just under the surface?
I know you move at 1/2 your speed as a fullround action. So to me, most characters move 15feet on a success, so failing wouldn't make sense to sink at the same speed of a character purposely swimming a certain direction in the same 6 seconds. Logically anyways. Perhaps encumberance / weight / materials of items worn effect buoyancy? (Seems like that would over complicate things though)
Anyone know if there is a certain Pathfinder ruling/book that expands on this? Or is it left completely up to the DM? Thanks!