Monster of the Week
Suspicious Mind: If someone lies to you, you know it.
Net Friends: You know a lot of people on the Internet. When you contact a net friend to help you with a mystery, roll + Charm. On a 10 +, they’re available and helpful – they can fix something, break a code, hack a computer, or get you some special information. On a 7-9, they’re prepared to help, but it’s either going to take some time or you’re going to have to do part of it yourself. On a miss, you burn some bridges.
Connect the Dots: At the beginning of each mystery, if you look for the wider patterns that current events might be part of, roll + Sharp. On a 10+ hold 3, and on a 7-9 hold 1. Spend your hold during the mystery to ask the Keeper any one of the following questions:
- Is this person connected to current events more than they are saying?
- When and where will the next critical event occur?
- What does the monster want from this person?
- Is this connected to previous mysteries we have investigated?
- How does this mystery connect to the bigger picture?
- hunting rifle (2-harm, far, loud)
- garrote (3-harm, intimate)
- gloves (1-harm, hand)
John Dorn – Old friends. Gave me a job at his bar when I was going through a hard time. I owe him for that.
Lawrence Astaphor – All signs pointed to working together. So now we work together.
Kyle – We fucked.
A man in casual clothes, neat but the mismatched socks and misbuttoned vest belie the hurried manner in which he dresses. He has suspicious eyes. They dart from one person to the next as he speaks, listens, breathes. Suspicion doesn’t stop at his eyes. His mind works in a way that casts doubt on anyone and everyone; he always knows a liar. Odd then, that he would have so many friends on the Internet, or as he calls it, the ’nut. All the better to connect the dots.
He carries his father’s hunting rifle (2 harm, far, loud) on his back. A reminder that his father’s death, under strange circumstances, is always following him. Though he doesn’t advertise it, I happen to know that he keeps a garrote (3 harm, intimate) up his sleeve and his gloves (1 harm, hand) contain specially made iron bars molded to his knuckles.