Cthulhu 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. This is Cat Tobin‘s choice:
Mma Precious Ramotswe
At the age of 34, Mma Precious Ramotswe set up the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and became the only lady detective in Botswana. “Women”, she says, when challenged about her chosen career by an upstart male lawyer, “are the ones who know what’s going on.”
Mma Ramotswe believes that crimes are committed by people, and her investigative method centers around that. She looks at the situation and the people involved, and tailors her approach to the principal actors. Whether it’s uncovering straying husbands, or finding missing people, she always gets results for her clients – and if she doesn’t, she waives her fees. She’s an intuitively moral woman, who believes strongly in doing the right thing, telling the truth and catching wrongdoers. She’s both practical, and methodical; her process of listing the likely sources of information, then seeking them out, makes her an ideal GUMSHOE investigator (and means she wouldn’t be put off by any intimidating Charlie Gotso or Mickey Cohen types, which is vital in a One-2-One adventure). And yet, despite her brilliance as a detective, she understands the importance of taking a moment to look around her Gaborone base, drink bush tea, watch the sun set and enjoy being alive, so I’m sure she’d be excellent company as a player.
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.