20 #RPGaDay2020 Investigate

I was inspired to write a big post and even record a video for this prompt, but pesky health problems have stolen my spoons whilst I was half way through; I’ll return to it after this event. Meanwhile, here are some links I gave to someone asking for investigation mechanics assistance.

Whilst not relating to mechanics, I also recommend checking out GURPS Mysteries. Many GURPS books are well written and this book I think is exceptionally well put together, providing a great exploration of the topic.

Years ago I persuaded some players that played lots of Call of Cthulhu to give SFRPG a go by highlighting how a core part of the game is about investigation; fortunately they enjoyed the games I ran. If veteran Investigators find SFRPG to fulfil their investigation needs, it shows the system does not need things, but like with many old games I have been pondering of adding mechanics from newer games to it. In this case using the Hunt Rolls from Trophy RPG, but I have not gotten to playtest this yet, but I will get to playtest it when I run my Game of Death fused with Twin Peaks adventure I am working on; day 19.

Other Peoples’ Answers

Anthony Boyd @Runeslinger

https://castingshadowsblog.com/2020/08/20/rpgaday2020-day-20-comfort

Charles Etheridge-Nunn @charlie_en

https://fakedtales.com/2020/08/20/rpg-a-day-2020-part-twenty-different-methods-of-investigation-in-games/

Sue Savage @SavageSpiel

https://savagespiel.blogspot.com/2020/08/rpgaday-investigate.html

Kehaar @DissectingWrlds

https://clarkythecruel.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/rpgaday-20-investigate/

Craig Oxbrow @CraigOxbrow

http://thewatchhouserpg.blogspot.com/2020/08/rpgaday2020-20-investigate.html

https://thewatchhouserpg.blogspot.com/2020/08/rpgaday2020-buffy-20b-investigate.html

Heather Fey @slapjellyfish

https://ko-fi.com/post/Investigate–RPGaDay2020-T6T422V5G

Adam Dickstein @alien_barking

https://barkingalien.blogspot.com/2020/08/rpgaday-challenge-2020-investigate.html

Bob Freeman @OccultDetective

https://bordermengames.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/rpgaday2020-day-20-investigate/

Melestrua @Melestrua

https://melestrua.net/2020/08/20/rpgaday2020-day-20-investigate/

Geek-Life Balance @cybogoblin

https://geeklifebalance.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/rpgaday-2020-investigate/

@PPMGamer

https://www.ppmgames.co.uk/2020/08/20/rpgaday2020-day-20-investigate/

https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/age-of-ravens-movemonth-rpgaday-part-1

John M. Kahane @jkahane1

https://jkahane.livejournal.com/2172387.html

This is a non-exhaustive list; I still have many posts to read today, so I might be adding more links. I’d recommend searching the hashtag and judge those great answers for yourself: #RPGaDay2020, some people use #RPGaDay.

Author: Batjutsu

Writer, role-player, games master, martial artist, programmer, disabled but not giving up.

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