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comment What is a good Modern Fantasy investigative system?
Related: What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
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comment I want to run an RPG inspired by Monáe's 'Metropolis' concept series
I could, but the question has also been updated to make this answer off-topic.
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accepted How do I make interrogations interesting?
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comment How do I make interrogations interesting?
I took a look at the suggestions in Mutant City Blues, and here's a summary: For gamemasters, it is suggested to make things easier for the players by allowing retconning, giving hints, and allowing all players to help out even if their characters are not present. For players, it is suggested to figure out what the subject wants and not feel pressured to be 100% in control, since having the subject talk is always a good thing. Feel free to work this into your answer.
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comment How do I make interrogations interesting?
Also, you seem to focus on fear of pain specifically. I assume one can instead use fear of losing one's job, losing one's friends, being jailed, being deported, and so on? Especially since fear of pain still leads the PCs down the path to torture.
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comment I want to run an RPG inspired by Monáe's 'Metropolis' concept series
I agree that Microscope shouldn't be used with existing settings. I'd say that the crucial question here is whether the description of Metropolis constitutes a setting or simply amounts to what the players would have otherwise set up as a premise.
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comment How can I add sound to our sessions?
I don't normally use soundscapes in my games, but if I ever wanted to, Tabletop Audio would probably be my first stop. (Or to put it in a more Internet-friendly way: I don't always use soundscapes, but when I do, I use Tabletop Audio.) Simple, varied, and should run on almost any device. I guess the one feature I'm missing is being able to disable music and just get the ambient sounds.
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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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