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During Whodunit Sessions In all GUMSHOE games, since there is a strong investigative element, the players will often be engaged in long "what is going on" discussions. (as in 15 minutes if you're lucky, hours if you're not!) Use these either opportunistically as they come up, or at the end of each chapter say "this would be a good time for everyone to ...


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the GUMSHOE is now available under two open licenses; the Open Gaming License and the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Unported License. That means you are free to choose which license to use. The OGL license is a bit more complex, but the CC-BY-3.0 Unported has a very simple "human-readable" synopsis: You are free to: Share — copy and ...


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As you noted, when your Health drops below 0 (zero) -- considered Hurt -- you must make a Consciousness Roll although you'll automatically succeed if you've only dropped to -1. If you suffer further harm and see your Health drop to -6 or lower -- considered Seriously Wounded -- you must make another Consciousness Roll. According to the 2nd edition of The ...


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With Trail specifically I would put each Mythos tome the group acquires on its own index card. Have the players consult and update them during the breaks, noting specific things they find about and within each book, keeping track of who read each one, et c. Also, try to schedule these breaks for times that the action has paused, and the characters are ...


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No. The standard use of an Investigative skill is to describe the use of that skill in an appropriate manner. Doing so does not use a point. If this is done while in the presence of a clue, the clue should be revealed. That's all. From Kulp's Gumshoe 101 If you have 1 or more points in any of these, you're an expert at it. This matters because during ...


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Yes, assuming you follow all the other rules of the license. If "your legalese is poor" you'd want to fix that before trying, but the entire third party d20/D&D/Pathfinder ecosystem is filled with people doing the same thing with the OGL and d20 SRDs. (Of course in this case you can also choose the creative commons license option, which is probably ...


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Not Mechanically Harder Why? The point of Gumshoe is that getting the clue is boring - but doing something with it is interesting. If you have not described the witness' resistance to intimidation, why thwart the players' agency and go against this core tenet of the game? If you have described it, why are your players pursuing this avenue? Since there ...



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