Sleuth

You solve crimes and investigate suspicious activity. Whether you're a gumshoe private eye or a police investigator, you put your eye for details and ability to ask the right questions to work unraveling mysteries.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Investigation
Tool Proficiency: Select two of the following: Computers, Thieves' Tools, Biologists' Tools, Chemistry Tools, Excavation Tools, or Forensics Tools
Languages: None
Equipment: A casual wardrobe (which may include suits or uniforms depending on your profession), a smartphone, (a) a laptop or (b) a desktop computer, a magnifying glass, a clue from an unsolved case, any two sets of science tools or thieves tools, and credentials (detective license, police badge, etc.).

Feature: Stool Pigeons


You have a few reliable and trustworthy contacts within the criminal underworld who bring you information for a price. Of course, they won't willingly put themselves in jeopardy. Getting all of the information available will require compensation and might even call for threats, strong-arming, and frequent Insight checks.

Suggested Characteristics


Sleuths are investigators who seek to solve crimes.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I'm a part of the system and I do my part so that everyone else can do theirs.
2 I'm on my own and I have to prove myself every day.
3 I like to use words like "perp" and "unsub" because it makes me sound legit.
4 I grew up reading crime fiction and often reference literary cases in my work.
5 I'm tenacious. I will dig and dig and dig until I find out the truth.
6 I like to learn random facts about innocuous people by looking through their browser history and rummaging through their trash. It's like a story.
7 I used to be on the force and now I have a love/hate relationship with the law.
8 I come across as a sloven simpleton, but there's a great mind underneath this rumpled hat.
d6 Ideal
1 Protector. I work to keep my city safe. (Good)
2 Lawman. There's right and there's wrong. There isn't a middle ground. I uphold the law. (Lawful)
3 Justifier. The rules need to be flexed and even broken in order to help people. (Chaotic)
4 Taker. I can solve a crime, but sometimes its more lucrative to let it go or even shift the investigation in the wrong direction. (Evil)
5 Grinder. It's my job to solve crimes, and if I don't my boss won't stop breathing down my neck. (Neutral)
6 Solver. A crime is a puzzle with lots of pieces, and I love solving puzzles (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I love my ex and my estranged family and want to protect them. Being away from me keeps them safe.
2 I'd do anything for a fellow cop because no one else understands the kinds of pressure we feel.
3 My old man was the best beat cop in the city, but it was a struggle for him to send me to school. Every day I work to make him proud.
4 I grew up around criminals, but I always stayed above it. Now I'm putting away the people I used to play ball with.
5 I serve the people of this city and strive to make it a better place so that one day I can start a family here.
6 I have an intimate relationship with a criminal who escaped me. The line between enemy and friend is often blurred.
d6 Flaw
1 I've seen the worst in people and I don't trust anyone.
2 I'm comically stupid and solve crimes more often through blunders than actual skill.
3 I'm tired of solving crimes and putting people away only to see them back on the streets again.
4 I have an ex-spouse who left me and I've never been able to move on.
5 I once solved a big crime and got lots of accolades, but my gut still tells me it was too easy.
6 I've taken bribes from criminals and I'm sure someday people will find out.
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