how would a potion of interrogation work?


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The Exchange

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

mon morning / brain fart time, but its odd as a potion.

you force the subject to drink it , and then interrogate them?
or you drink it, and then touch the subject, and interrogate them?


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It wouldn't work.

Potions are like spells cast upon the imbiber. The character taking the potion doesn't get to make any decisions about the effect—the caster who brewed the potion has already done so. The drinker of a potion is both the effective target and the caster of the effect (though the potion indicates the caster level, the drinker still controls the effect).

So you'd have to drink it and then interrogate yourself. Good luck with that ;-)


The imbiber of the potion is the target, so you would have to force the subject to drink it.
Not that that would help you.

potions wrote:
Potions are like spells cast upon the imbiber. The character taking the potion doesn't get to make any decisions about the effect—the caster who brewed the potion has already done so. The drinker of a potion is both the effective target and the caster of the effect (though the potion indicates the caster level, the drinker still controls the effect).

So you force him to drink it and he gains the ability to ask himself questions, and if he lies to himself he takes damage using his wisdom modifier.

The Exchange

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

*swaps out item from published adventure* mmh k thanks , thought it seemed odd.


Any potion is a potion of interrogation if you put a towel over their face first.

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