#RPGaDay2020: Day 20 — Investigate

Another Occult Detective RPG missive as RPGaDay continues to unfold over at the mothership — Bordermen Games.

Bordermen Games

DAY TWENTY
INVESTIGATE

At the heart of nearly every RPG is a mystery meant for the players to investigate. Be it a medieval-influenced fantasy or a gritty occult noir campaign, game masters lead their players through a complex narrative by dangling a carrot. The mystery might be the location of a legendary sword lost within the bowels of a wizard’s labyrinthine dungeon, or the identity of the person responsible for sacrificing a young socialite on the altar of some profane god in the backwoods of upstate New York.

Regardless, players investigate their surroundings, using search actions and various skill checks, all the while gathering clues that lead them to the outcome. There may be any number of monsters to fight along the way, or npcs to interact with, but the heart of the matter is the mystery, not the battles.

If mystery is not your forte there are any…

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