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161. License and Registration

When an amateur private investigator attempts to locate the owner of an long-unused car, she discovers the owner is the victim of a suspicious unsolved murder and sets to work to unravel the mysterious case.

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Skills as Resources - the Genius of GUMSHOE

The GUMSHOE system, as designed by Robin D. Laws and used in a number of RPGs, Trail of Cthulhu and Mutant City Blues being but two, has been widely praised for turning the standard approach of how role-playing game systems dealt with the issue of clues and information on its head. 1,210 more words

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Dungeon Detectives (GUMSHOE & D&D5e), Part 1

I’m working on some formatting issues at the moment, hopefully later this week I’ll be able to put up a compatible adventure without it looking so goddamned ugly. 2,625 more words

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Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

I am not a huge fan of Thomas Pynchon, but I have a friend who is quite devoted.  Prior to this book, I had only read… 298 more words

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The Big Sleep (1939)

“It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills.” 463 more words

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