Private Investigator

Fs private eye

“All my life, I’ve been waiting for someone dressed like you to waltz into this office and give me a spiel like that. Not that I believe it for a second, but it’s still cool to see your daydreams realized.”

You are an experienced investigator with contacts throughout society: from well-heeled clients who can afford to hire you, to the enforcers of the law you must occasionally skirt, to the seediest elements of the underworld. You most often work for lawyers, digging up information for use in court cases. When one corporation sues another one, you find yourself poring over corporate ledgers and sifting for obscure references in old business publications. You’ve worked for insurance companies, keeping plaintiffs under surveillance to see if they’re as injured as they claim to be. And then of course there are divorce cases: You’ve seen more marriages unravel than the most dedicated of soap opera fans. Sometimes you are hired by the defense in criminal cases to look for other possible suspects and otherwise find evidence that pokes holes in the prosecution’s pet theories. Although you may have gotten into your line of work because you fell in love with the film noir world of Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade, you’ve spent more time hunched over a microfiche machine in a library than you have slugging it out with gangsters and crooked cops. Maybe that’s why, when you sniff out the first clues that point you to the existence of the secret war, you’re ready to chuck the real-life world of the private detective in favor of the fantastic adventure you’ve always dreamed of.

Juncture: any

Attributes:

  • Bod 5
  • Chi 0 (For 2)
  • Mnd 5
  • Ref 5
    Add 3 to one primary attribute. Add 2 to a different
    primary attribute. Add 1 to a third primary attribute.
    Add 2 to one secondary attribute.

Skills:

  • Detective +10 (=15)
  • Guns +5 (10) [Max 13]
  • Info/Business +3 (8)
  • Info/Civil Law +3 (8)
  • Martial Arts +3 (8) [Max 13]
  • Intrusion +3 (8) [Max 11]
    Add 8 Skill Bonuses.

Weapons: 1 weapon of appropriate juncture

Unique Schtick: You are an expert at applying logic to real-world situations. When you and the other PCs are speculating as to the best course of action, or as to the motivations of a given character, you can spend a Fortune point to have the GM tell straight out you whether your speculation is correct or incorrect.

Quick Schtick Pick: 69: staff; 1850: cap and ball pistol; Cntp.: Walther P-5 compact; 2056: Buro 9A

Wealth Level: working stiff

Private Investigator

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