Who Would You One-2-One With Over The Holidays, Simon Rogers?

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. This is Simon Rogers‘s choice (but not apostrophe preference):

susan-and-simon_400Robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin

As a teen, I enjoyed Isaac Asimov’s robot stories, collected in I, Robot. In particular I loved his main protagonist Dr Susan Calvin, chief robopsychologist at US Robots and Mechanical Men. From that phrase alone you’ll see they are a little dated, and there are certainly issues with Asimov’s portrayal of Dr Calvin as an Ice Maiden stereotype. But One-2-One lets the player tweak the character to make her your own, so this issues can disappear in actual play. Robots are governed by the famous Laws of Robotics, and the mysteries revolve around robots apparently disobeying these Laws – but in many cases it’s humans who are the true culprits. Within the narrow confines of the Laws, it would be tough to write adventures, but as the player – that’s not my problem! With Calvin’s fearsome intelligence, patience and keen insight into robotic minds, and the setting, which explores the nature of humanity and the minutiae of ethics, she’s my choice for a One-2-One game.

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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