Feng Shui: The Lost Island
Most groups have a home location where they come together to work and coordinate, but not all have a Headquarters (HQ). This schtick grants the group some special space where they can focus on work. An HQ may be shared with others, like a Homicide Division shares a police station with others, or it might be a dedicated, private location like a mob office below an illegal card room.
All Info checks and all knowledge checks made at Headquarters enjoy a +3 AV bonus; this represents the character going through files, pictures, or old videocasettes and doing other research. Typically, this is done off-screen or in a research montage. It’s common for someone (say, a teammate) to show up just as research is completed so the researcher can say “Come here! Take a look at this!”
A Headquarters isn’t secret—though its location may not be common knowledge—and may or may not be secure, at the GM’s discretion (see The Terminator). The best Headquarters are located on feng shui sites. A Headquarters that’s destroyed is automatically rebuilt between adventures unless this schtick is swapped out for something else.