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The Parapsychologist


  • Action: You may perform 1 action on a Ritual or Tome possession you have and gain +2 Lore during that action.
  • Once per round, when you pass a Lore test as part of a Spell effect, gain 1 Clue.

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"The proof, as they say, is in the pudding."


If you had asked Agatha during her youth whether she held any stock in the idea of paranormal experience, she would have laughed you out of town. But Agatha has never been one to turn a blind eye to hard evidence, and these days, the evidence for a world outside of our perception has been piling up. Her husband, Wilbur, knows better than to obstruct his determined wife, and thus has bid Agatha a tearful farewell as she prepares for a lengthy trip to Tokyo, where she suspects she will find the answers she seeks.

Defeated Encounters

Loss of Health

You learn that Agatha has passed away, but has left you some things in her will. Gain all of her possessions. As you touch the objects that she once owned, you experience supernatural disturbances and suspect that Agatha may be trying to reach you from beyond (Lore). If you pass, you establish contact with her and she tells you about her and she tells you about the realm beyond death; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, her spirit grows frustrated with your lack of understanding and ceases activity. Whether you pass or not, discard her Investigator token.

Loss of Sanity

You find a bedridden Agatha, her husband Wilbur dutifully by her side. Gain all of her possessions. She appears to have wrapped her head in tin foil, and upon seeing you, launch into a lengthy diatribe about the government. You do your best to feign interest and follow along (Influence). If you pass, there may actually be something to her ramblings; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, your indifference only serves to rile her up further. Whether you pass or not discard her Investigator token.

Team Role

Agatha is great at obtaining Clues. Despite her low strength, her action and starting spells make her one of the most effective fighters in the game, assuming there is only one monster on her space. Instill Bravery also makes her a strong support character. Obtaining the Storm of Spirits spell or Security Squad ally will make her a powerful fighter.

In the late game, passing Agatha's quest gives her a powerful re-roll ability which runs on clues, allowing her to effectively handle almost any challenge.


Agatha made her first appearance in 2016 in Mansions of Madness: Second Edition.