In many investigative games, important clues are missed because of failed dice-rolls, resulting in play grinding to a halt. Using a “point spend” system, the GUMSHOE rules revolutionize investigative scenarios, by ensuring that players are never deprived of the clues they need to move the story forward.

The GUMSHOE System is player-facing, putting die rolling in the hands of the players whenever possible. It also contains full guidance on designing your own investigations.

GUMSHOE was written by Robin D Laws, creator of the Dying Earth. It is the system used in Trail of Cthulhu, The Esoterrorists, Fear Itself and Mutant City Blues.

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