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comment Piggybacking and cooperative rolls - when to use them?
I had the same question when I read Gumshoe (for Trail of Cthulhu), and I agree that the distinction is vague and subtle at best. In absence of a good answer (or an official response), I would probably ditch one of the rules in the interest of simplicity. Piggybacking, since it applies to any number of characters rather than just two, seems like the best candidate to keep.
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comment How do I make Locations important?
I like the idea of fleshing out Locations a lot more in order to make them interesting, but how does this mesh with the philosophy that you should not "play the game in advance" during the setup? You don't know right away which way the story will go, and you don't want to lock yourself into too many details ahead of time. Any advice on what type of details you should add during the setup and what type of details you should leave out?
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comment How do I make Locations important?
I feel that any advice given here would be unlikely to be followed (by me and by others) unless it's also made clear how it improves the game. I have thought about simply forcing the Location into our scenes - which would normally be the most straightforward answer to this question - but without some motivation, that would simply seem like rules coming in the way of enjoyment.
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comment What should I expect from “Trail of Cthulhu” as a player?
In fact, you're not expected to be even that specific (because then you would miss the second body under the floorboards). Instead, you would simply say that "I use Evidence Collection to look for clues" or "I use Architecture to analyze the building."
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