Cthulhu Confidential Competition: Who Would You One-2-One With?

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Win one of three signed limited editions of Cthulhu Confidential!

GUMSHOE One-2-One is designed for a GM and one player who investigates Mythos mysteries solo. We want to know which fictional character YOU would most like to star as in a One-2-One adventure!

So, tell us who you’d One-2-One with and why in under 100 words (or 140 characters on Twitter), and our judges will choose winners to receive a signed, numbered, leatherbound, limited edition copy of Cthulhu Confidential.

We asked the Pelgranistas—as well as some friends of Pelgrane—which characters they’d most like to have a GUMSHOE One-2-One with. You can read their answers here for inspiration.

You can enter in one or more of the following places:

  • Post in the comments below.  Be sure to include your email address. Comments are moderated, so your idea might be have been pipped by someone else, even though you can’t see it.
  • Post in the comments on this thread on Facebook
  • Tweet with the hashtag #MyOne2One.


  1. You can enter once on each channel, as long as each answer is a different character.
  2. If there are duplicate characters in each channel, or across channels, any submissions after the first will not be considered.
  3. The competition will close on 28th February 2017.
  4. Additional rules for Pelgrane Press competitions can be found here.

115 Responses to “Cthulhu Confidential Competition: Who Would You One-2-One With?”

  1. Matt Sanchez says:

    David Bowie. Clever, charismatic, imaginative… a perfect investigator. “Outside” is nearly a ToC scenario in itself.

  2. Isaiah S says:

    I would like to play with the Brothers Karamazov, each individually of course. I would run the same scenario to see how each brother reacts to the challenges of the Mythos. Will Alyosha’s faith, selflessness and kindness be enough to face the Great Old Ones? Or maybe Ivan’s cold skepticism and intellect is what it takes. And then there’s Dmitri whose passion and recklessness are sure to lead to great (and dangerous) adventures. Each brother would solve problems according to his worldview and I feel it would make for not only an entertaining game but an educational one as well.

  3. Todd Hughson says:

    I’d be happy with any of the classic private detective radio show characters but to pick one I’d choose Richard Diamond.  He’s a slick, sophisticated detective with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it but at the end of each show still able to croon a number to his park avenue sweetheart.  He’s a rough gumshoe often getting knocked on the head with any number of items.  I can’t fail to mention the classic police counterpart, Levinson,  who’d claim stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call.  Even though Levinson and Diamond were always at odds; they were best friends.

  4. Lisa Padol says:

    Dorothy Dunnett’s Francis Crawford of Lymond is an over the top sixteenth century man, at the pinnacle of physical fitness and mental acuity. His mother is even smarter, and one of my players has a point when he said that she would be a more ideal detective. But, what tilted the scales towards Lymond himself for me is the relationship between mother and son, how it evolves over the series, and how easily that could map onto both mythos and noir elements.

  5. Kal Duran (Aqualad). Born in the middle of the ocean, looking mostly human, he can pass on the surface world, while investigating strange occurances–looking out for opportunities not only to investigate and stop strange threats to to the surface, but also those that could reveal his undersea home’s deepest secrets. His weapons? A formidable intelligence, knives, an extremely good swimming ability, and, of course, a little “atlantean” magic when times get tough.

  6. Zsolt says:

    Diane, Agent Dale Cooper’s never-seen assistant from Twin Peaks. There are always misterious tasks to solve for Cooper.

  7. Enrique Esturillo says:

    Ford Fairlane. C’mon, is Ford Fairlane, that’s going to be cool!

  8. Bluegrass Geek says:

    I would play with my husband. We’ve not had a gaming group in years, so it’d be nice to be able to play an RPG together again.

  9. Pierre-Louis Morel says:

    Jérôme K. Jérôme Bloche, a Parisian detective from a French comic book of the same name. There is 25 books, with classic jobs ranging from missing person to mysterious murderer. What sets him appart are his friends (grocery seller, astrologer, ex-boxer priest, flight attendant girlfriend) and his demeanor (prissy, very sensible to coffee and alcohol, do not know how to drive a car so he use a bicycle).

  10. Bob Dushay says:

    I’d like to play against Jack Vance’s Kirth Gersen (Demon Princes series). He’s an innovative and dogged investigator, able to unearth trails long dead. He has his own moral code, mainly dealing with the right side of the law, but unafraid to go it alone. Gersen can hold his own in a fight, and doesn’t back down easily. He is not frightened by the horrifying. His sang-froid might be tested by the Mythos, but here’s an advantage for the game: we’d get to watch his character develop down new avenues!

  11. Joe Taylor says:

    Professor Moriarty. Enough said!