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Investigator Sheet

Example of an Investigator sheet (Lily Chen)

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Abilities

Each Investigator has two abilities that give them uniqueness and a specific gameplay: an active ability which requires a Component Action to activate it, and a passive ability which works anyway. According to the Investigator, some are generic and effective in the majority of cases, while some other may be more situational but open certain combos with specific Possessions or with other investigators. Abilities are often tied to the Investigators Skills and are the major characteristic which defines their team role.

Health and Sanity

Skills

Each Investigator has five different skills listed on the bottom of his Investigator sheet. The number below each skill is the number of dice investigator rolls when resolving a test. Each skill is represented with unique icon.

  • Investigator Lore.png Lore is often tested when casting Spells and resolving Other World Encounters.
  • Investigator Influence.png Influence is often tested when performing Acquire Assets action and resolving General Encounters on City spaces and Defeated Investigator Encounters.
  • Investigator Observation.png Observation is often tested when resolving Research Encounters and Expedition Encounters.
  • Investigator Strength.png Strength is often tested when resolving Combat Encounters and Expedition Encounters.
  • Investigator Will.png Will is often tested when resolving Combat Encounters and Other World Encounters.

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Defeated Encounters

Starting Informations

Investigators List

A more detailed list for the investigators with their original set, statistics and roles.

Name Occupation Set H S L I O S W Starting Location Specialization
Agatha Crane Agatha Crane Parapsychologist 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
5 7 4 3 3 1 2 Tokyo Magic, Research
Agnes Baker Agnes Baker Waitress 03
Mountains of Madness
7 5 4 3 2 2 2 London Magic, Support
Akachi Onyele Akachi Onyele Shaman 01Core 5 7 3 2 2 2 4 Space 15 Gate Closer
Amanda Sharpe Amanda Sharpe Student 07
The Dreamlands
6 6 2 3 4 1 3 Istanbul Research
"Ashcan" Pete "Ashcan" Pete Drifter 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 3 1 3 3 3 Space 14 All-Rounder, Gate Closer
Bob Jenkins Bob Jenkins Salesman 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 2 4 2 3 2 London Support, All-Rounder
Calvin Wright Calvin Wright Damned 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
7 7 3 3 3 3 1 Buenos Aires All-Rounder, Support
Carolyn Fern Carolyn Fern Psychologist 07
The Dreamlands
5 7 2 3 2 2 4 Rome Support
Carson Sinclair Carson Sinclair Butler 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
6 6 2 3 3 2 3 London Support, All-Rounder
Charlie Kane Charlie Kane Politician 01Core 4 8 2 4 3 2 2 San Francisco Support
Daisy Walker Daisy Walker Librarian 03
Mountains of Madness
5 7 4 3 2 1 3 Istanbul Magic, Research
Daniela Reyes Daniela Reyes Mechanic 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
7 5 3 3 1 3 3 San Francisco Combat, All-Rounder
Darrell Simmons Darrell Simmons Photographer 07
The Dreamlands
7 5 1 3 4 2 3 Space 20 Research
Dexter Drake Dexter Drake Magician 06
Signs of Carcosa
5 7 4 2 2 2 3 Tokyo Magic, Gate Closer
Diana Stanley Diana Stanley Redeemed Cultist 01Core 7 5 4 2 3 3 1 Space 7 Magic
Father Mateo Father Mateo Priest 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
5 7 3 3 1 2 4 Rome Gate Closer
Finn Edwards Finn Edwards Bootlegger 03
Mountains of Madness
6 6 2 3 3 2 3 Space 5 Support, All-Rounder
George Barnaby George Barnaby Lawyer 03
Mountains of Madness
4 8 3 4 2 1 3 Space 17 Support
Gloria Goldberg Gloria Goldberg Author 07
The Dreamlands
4 8 3 3 3 1 3 Arkham Support, Research
Hank Samson Hank Samson Farmhand 05
Under the Pyramids
8 4 1 2 3 4 3 Space 6 Combat, Expedition
Harvey Walters Harvey Walters Professor 05
Under the Pyramids
4 8 3 2 3 2 3 Arkham Support
Jacqueline Fine Jacqueline Fine Psychic 01Core 4 8 4 2 3 1 3 Space 5 Magic, Support
Jenny Barnes Jenny Barnes Dilettante 06
Signs of Carcosa
7 5 1 4 2 3 3 Space 8 Support
Jim Culver Jim Culver Musician 01Core 7 5 3 3 2 2 3 Space 6 Magic, Support
Joe Diamond Joe Diamond Private Eye 05
Under the Pyramids
7 5 2 3 4 2 2 San Francisco Research
Kate Winthrop Kate Winthrop Scientist 07
The Dreamlands
5 7 3 2 4 2 2 Buenos Aires Research, Gate Closer*
Leo Anderson Leo Anderson Expedition Leader 01Core 6 6 2 2 3 3 3 Buenos Aires Expedition, All-Rounder
Lily Chen Lily Chen Martial Artist 01Core 6 6 2 2 2 4 3 Shanghai Combat, All-Rounder
Lola Hayes Lola Hayes Actress 01Core 5 7 2 4 2 2 3 Tokyo All-Rounder, Support
Luke Robinson Luke Robinson Dreamer 07
The Dreamlands
4 8 4 2 1 2 4 A space containing a Gate Gate Closer
Mandy Thompson Mandy Thompson Researcher 05
Under the Pyramids
5 7 3 3 4 1 2 Shanghai Research
Marie Lambeau Marie Lambeau Entertainer 04
Strange Remnants
6 6 3 4 2 2 2 Space 20 Magic, Support
Mark Harrigan Mark Harrigan Soldier 01Core 8 4 1 2 2 4 4 Space 14 Combat
Michael McGlen Michael McGlen Gangster 06
Signs of Carcosa
8 4 2 3 1 4 3 London Combat
Minh Thi Phan Minh Thi Phan Secretary 05
Under the Pyramids
6 6 3 3 3 2 2 Tokyo Support
Monterey Jack Monterey Jack Archaeologist 05
Under the Pyramids
7 5 2 2 3 4 2 The Pyramids Expedition
Norman Withers Norman Withers Astronomer 01Core 5 7 3 1 3 2 4 Arkham Magic, Gate Closer
Patrice Hathaway Patrice Hathaway Violinist 03
Mountains of Madness
5 7 3 2 3 1 4 Sydney Gate Closer
Preston Fairmont Preston Fairmont Millionaire 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
7 5 2 5 2 3 1 Istanbul Support
Rex Murphy Rex Murphy Reporter 05
Under the Pyramids
7 7 2 3 2 3 3 Space 1 All-Rounder
Rita Young Rita Young Athlete 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 3 1 2 4 3 Shanghai Combat
Roland Banks Roland Banks Fed 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 2 2 4 2 3 San Francisco Research, Support
Sefina Rousseau Sefina Rousseau Painter 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
4 8 3 2 4 1 3 Sydney Research
Silas Marsh Silas Marsh Sailor 01Core 8 4 1 3 3 3 3 Sydney All-Rounder
Sister Mary Sister Mary Nun 05
Under the Pyramids
5 7 2 2 3 2 4 Space 15 Support
"Skids" O'Toole "Skids" O'Toole Ex-Convict 04
Strange Remnants
6 6 2 1 3 4 3 Buenos Aires Combat
Tommy Muldoon Tommy Muldoon Rookie Cop 03
Mountains of Madness
7 5 2 3 3 3 2 Space 1 Combat
Tony Morgan Tony Morgan Bounty Hunter 04
Strange Remnants
7 5 2 2 4 3 2 Space 7 Research
Trish Scarborough Trish Scarborough Spy 01Core 7 5 1 3 4 3 2 Space 16 Research
Ursula Downs Ursula Downs Explorer 03
Mountains of Madness
6 6 3 2 3 3 2 The Heart of Africa Expedition
Vincent Lee Vincent Lee Doctor 07
The Dreamlands
6 6 1 3 3 2 4 Space 17 Support
Wendy Adams Wendy Adams Urchin 06
Signs of Carcosa
5 7 3 1 4 2 3 Space 16 Research
William Yorick William Yorick Gravedigger 07
The Dreamlands
7 5 3 2 2 3 3 Sydney Combat
Wilson Richards Wilson Richards Handyman 03
Mountains of Madness
8 4 1 3 2 4 3 Arkham Combat
Zoey Samaras Zoey Samaras Chef 04
Strange Remnants
5 7 3 2 1 3 4 Rome Combat

Roles

The roles for each investigator are not rigid, and each investigator can perform any of the functions required. Rather, the specified role simply states what the investigator's stats, skills, abilities, and starting equipment provide a natural fit for.

It is not necessary to pick one of each type for a successful team. Skill improvements, spells, and equipment can be earned through the course of the game that can augment each investigator's performance in each role.

  • Research - A research investigator specializes in obtaining clues, whether by their own abilities or through research encounters (which frequently test Observation). Clues are almost always needed to make progress on Mysteries or to prevent the harmful effects of Rumors.
  • Gate Closer - Gate closers complete Other World Encounters to remove gates from the board, preventing doom from advancing. These encounters frequently test Lore and Will, and an ideal gate closer will also have some means of dealing with the monsters that guard gates (or else they can work with a Combat investigator).
  • Combat - For defeating monsters that spawn in with gates, or through certain other effects. These investigators have high Strength (taking into account their starting weapon) and moderate to high Will, and ideally a balance of health and sanity.
  • Expedition - While expeditions are usually not required to beat the game, investigators who can complete them can retreat doom or obtain powerful artifacts to help the team, making them good support characters. These encounters frequently test Observation and Strength.
  • Magic - A magic oriented investigator will typically possesses a high Lore rating and either start with spells or have abilities that facilitate gaining spells. Spells serve a wide variety of functions both in and out of combat, so Magic is more of a bonus to a role than a role itself.
  • Support - Support investigators have abilities that assist other investigators in a variety of ways. Most often they perform this role by obtaining Assets (typically with high Influence), while others may assist in recovering health or sanity, granting extra movement, etc.
  • All-Rounder - An investigator with well-rounded stats that can quickly adapt to several different roles.
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