Who Would You One-2-One With Over the Holidays, Will Jobst?

confidential2Cthulhu Confidential, the flagship title for GUMSHOE One-2-One, is now available for pre-order! GUMSHOE One-2-One is designed for two players: a GM and a player who takes the role of a solo investigator, solving Mythos mysteries. In Cthulhu Confidential our PCs are hard-boiled shamus Dex Raymond, investigative journalist Vivian Sinclair, and private eye Langston Montgomery Wright.

We asked the Pelgranistas—as well as some friends of Pelgrane—which fictional characters they’d most like to have a GUMSHOE One-2-One mystery adventure with. Intern extraordinaire Will Jobst’s choice is:

will-and-doc_400Larry “Doc” Sportello

The stoner PI from Thomas Pynchon’s (and Paul Thomas Anderson’s) Inherent Vice is my ideal One-2-One. Hippies, drug-fiends, surfers, and cops, Doc’s hazy 70’s comes with a hit of the absurd with the backdrop of southern California. The playlist makes itself, including CAN, Minnie Riperton, and the killer Jonny Greenwood (bonus points for vinyl). The fuzzed out noir provides psychedelic scene setting and pacing (“I woke up where?!”). And the web of Sources that hurt as much as they help, introducing Trust and paranoia to your One-2-One. It says stoner PI right up there. The kaleidoscopic web of characters, motives, and conspiracies filtered through Doc makes a cat’s cradle of the typical corkboard and string, encouraging a sandbox out of la-la land.

At least we’ll get the “You’re Freaking Out, Man” card. Now, is that an Advantage, Edge, Setback, or Problem…

Preorder Cthulhu Confidential at the Pelgrane webstore, and get the PDF plus a preview of the first Dex Raymond adventure, straight away!


GUMSHOE One-2-One retunes, rebuilds and re-envisions the acclaimed GUMSHOE investigative rules set for one player, and one GM. Together, the two of you create a story that evokes the classic solo protagonist mystery format of classic detective fiction. Can’t find a group who can play when you can? Want an intense head-to-head gaming experience? Play face to face with GUMSHOE One-2-One—or take advantage of its superb fit with virtual tabletops and play online. Purchase Cthulhu Confidential and future GUMSHOE One-2-One products in print and PDF at the Pelgrane Shop.

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