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I have an adjacent example Of course there may be a more direct answer, but it is suggested in the Ruins of Azlant adventure that the party might want to... (moderate spoilers for the first Book or two) This suggests that resistance is intended to be visible, and that the designers assume that such tactics may be used by the party to ferret out enemies of a ...


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Whether it's acceptable to damage someone to determine their alignment comes down to what damage and hit points represent in your game's fiction. In my campaigns, hit points represent how robust and healthy a creature is (because that's how they're defined on page 12 of the Pathfinder 1e core rules), and lethal damage represents a potentially-deadly attack (...


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Unfortunately, I do know of an example. It’s unfortunate because it is, to my mind, one of the most indefensible things Paizo has ever wrote, but it does land adjacent to this question. Spoilers for near the end of Wrath of the Righteous, but considering what I’m spoiling, you may be better off forewarned and avoid the adventure altogether. This is not ...


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