Investigators

Name Occupation Set Hlth San L I O S W Specialization
Agatha Crane Parapsychologist 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
5 7 4 3 3 1 2 Magic, Research
Agnes Baker Waitress 03
Mountains of Madness
7 5 4 3 2 2 2 Magic, Support
Akachi Onyele Shaman 01Core 5 7 3 2 2 2 4 Gate Closer
Amanda Sharpe Student 07
The Dreamlands
6 6 2 3 4 1 3 Research
"Ashcan" Pete Drifter 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 3 1 3 3 3 All-Rounder, Gate Closer
Bob Jenkins Salesman 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 2 4 2 3 2 Support, All-Rounder
Calvin Wright Damned 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
7 7 3 3 3 3 1 All-Rounder, Support
Carolyn Fern Psychologist 07
The Dreamlands
5 7 2 3 2 2 4 Support
Carson Sinclair Butler 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
6 6 2 3 3 2 3 Support, All-Rounder
Charlie Kane Politician 01Core 4 8 2 4 3 2 2 Support
Daisy Walker Librarian 03
Mountains of Madness
5 7 4 3 2 1 3

Magic, Research

Daniela Reyes

Mechanic 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
7 5 3 3 1 3 3 Combat, All-Rounder

Darrell Simmons

Photographer 07
The Dreamlands
7 5 1 3 4 2 3 Research
Dexter Drake Magician 06
Signs of Carcosa
5 7 4 2 2 2 3 Magic, Gate Closer
Diana Stanley Redeemed Cultist 01Core 7 5 4 2 3 3 1 Magic
Father Mateo Priest 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
5 7 3 3 1 2 4 Gate Closer
Finn Edwards Bootlegger 03
Mountains of Madness
6 6 2 3 3 2 3 Support, All-Rounder
George Barnaby Lawyer 03
Mountains of Madness
4 8 3 4 2 1 3 Support
Gloria Goldberg Author 07
The Dreamlands
4 8 3 3 3 1 3

Support, Research

Hank Samson Farmhand 05
Under the Pyramids
8 4 1 2 3 4 3 Combat, Expedition
Harvey Walters Professor 05
Under the Pyramids
4 8 3 2 3 2 3 Support
Jacqueline Fine Psychic 01Core 4 8 4 2 3 1 3 Magic,

Support

Jenny Barnes Dilettante 06
Signs of Carcosa
7 5 1 4 2 3 3 Support
Jim Culver Musician 01Core 7 5 3 3 2 2 3 Magic,

Support

Joe Diamond Private Eye 05
Under the Pyramids
7 5 2 3 4 2 2 Research
Kate Winthrop Scientist 07
The Dreamlands
5 7 3 2 4 2 2 Research, Gate Closer*
Leo Anderson Expedition Leader 01Core 6 6 2 2 3 3 3 Expedition,

All-Rounder

Lily Chen Martial Artist 01Core 6 6 2 2 2 4 3 Combat, All-Rounder
Lola Hayes Actress 01Core 5 7 2 4 2 2 3 All-Rounder,

Support

Luke Robinson Dreamer 07
The Dreamlands
4 8 4 2 1 2 4 Gate Closer
Mandy Thompson Researcher 05
Under the Pyramids
5 7 3 3 4 1 2 Research
Marie Lambeau Entertainer 04
Strange Remnants
6 6 3 4 2 2 2 Magic, Support
Mark Harrigan Soldier 01Core 8 4 1 2 2 4 4 Combat
Michael McGlen Gangster 06
Signs of Carcosa
8 4 2 3 1 4 3 Combat
Minh Thi Phan Secretary 05
Under the Pyramids
6 6 3 3 3 2 2 Support
Monterey Jack Archaeologist 05
Under the Pyramids
7 5 2 2 3 4 2 Expedition
Norman Withers Astronomer 01Core 5 7 3 1 3 2 4 Magic, Gate Closer
Patrice Hathaway Violinist 03
Mountains of Madness
5 7 3 2 3 1 4 Gate Closer
Preston Fairmont Millionaire 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
7 5 2 5 2 3 1 Support
Rex Murphy Reporter 05
Under the Pyramids
7 7 2 3 2 3 3 All-Rounder
Rita Young Athlete 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 3 1 2 4 3 Combat
Roland Banks Fed 08
Cities in Ruin
7 5 2 2 4 2 3 Research, Support
Sefina Rousseau Painter 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
4 8 3 2 4 1 3 Research
Silas Marsh Sailor 01Core 8 4 1 3 3 3 3 All-Rounder
Sister Mary Nun 05
Under the Pyramids
5 7 2 2 3 2 4 Support
"Skids" O'Toole Ex-Convict 04
Strange Remnants
6 6 2 1 3 4 3 Combat
Tommy Muldoon Rookie Cop 03
Mountains of Madness
7 5 2 3 3 3 2 Combat
Tony Morgan Bounty Hunter 04
Strange Remnants
7 5 2 2 4 3 2 Research
Trish Scarborough Spy 01Core 7 5 1 3 4 3 2 Research
Ursula Downs Explorer 03
Mountains of Madness
6 6 3 2 3 3 2 Expedition
Vincent Lee Doctor 07
The Dreamlands
6 6 1 3 3 2 4 Support
Wendy Adams Urchin 06
Signs of Carcosa
5 7 3 1 4 2 3 Research
William Yorick Gravedigger 07
The Dreamlands
7 5 3 2 2 3 3 Combat
Wilson Richards Handyman 03
Mountains of Madness
8 4 1 3 2 4 3 Combat
Zoey Samaras Chef 04
Strange Remnants
5 7 3 2 1 3 4 Combat

Roles

The roles for each investigator are not rigid, and each investigator can perform any of the functions required. Rather, the specified role simply states what the investigator's stats, skills, abilities, and starting equipment provide a natural fit for.

It is not necessary to pick one of each type for a successful team. Skill improvements, spells, and equipment can be earned through the course of the game that can augment each investigator's performance in each role.

  • Research - A research investigator specializes in obtaining clues, whether by their own abilities or through research encounters (which frequently test Observation). Clues are almost always needed to make progress on Mysteries or to prevent the harmful effects of Rumors.
  • Gate Closer - Gate closers complete Other World Encounters to remove gates from the board, preventing doom from advancing. These encounters frequently test Lore and Will, and an ideal gate closer will also have some means of dealing with the monsters that guard gates (or else they can work with a Combat investigator).
  • Combat - For defeating monsters that spawn in with gates, or through certain other effects. These investigators have high Strength (taking into account their starting weapon) and moderate to high Will, and ideally a balance of health and sanity.
  • Expedition - While expeditions are usually not required to beat the game, investigators who can complete them can retreat doom or obtain powerful artifacts to help the team, making them good support characters. These encounters frequently test Observation and Strength.
  • Magic - A magic oriented investigator will typically possesses a high Lore rating and either start with spells or have abilities that facilitate gaining spells. Spells serve a wide variety of functions both in and out of combat, so Magic is more of a bonus to a role than a role itself.
  • Support - Support investigators have abilities that assist other investigators in a variety of ways. Most often they perform this role by obtaining Assets (typically with high Influence), while others may assist in recovering health or sanity, granting extra movement, etc.
  • All-Rounder - An investigator with well-rounded stats that can quickly adapt to several different roles.
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