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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 ...


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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