03 April 2020

Lockdown Challenge Day Six: Call of Cthulhu 6th edition

The player character I’m generating today is actually not really for the Lockdown Contest... I genuinely need a new Call of Cthulhu 6th edition investigator, since mine died during the last session.

We have been playing a mash-up of Masks of Nyarlathotep and of Horror on the Orient Express since 2015 and, believe it or not, we are halfway between Kenya and China, and I’ve only lost two investigators. Meaning the one I’m generating today is only the third one. Fellow CoC enthusiasts who have been through the many horrors of the Masks campaign will know what I’m talking about.

via British Hong Kong FB
Behold, then, William Tratman. William works in the Hong Hong Police, more precisely for the Water Police, specialising in anti-piracy work.
William is stationed at the Water Police Station at Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) but his service is usually aboard a sailing gun-boat.
William has been corresponding with his friend Cedric Brackenbury [my previous character] and knows about Jackson Elias and the whole backstory behind the Masks campaign.

Name: William Tratman
Occupation: Detective
Birthplace: Durham
Sex: Male
Age: 39

STR 16
DEX 12
INT 13
CON 12
APP 12
POW 15
SIZ 12
SAN 75
EDU 16
Damage bonus +1D4

Sanity points 75
Magic points 15
Hit points 12

Investigator Skills†

Bureaucracy 40%
Language, Own (English) 80%
Language Other (Cantonese) 50%
Archaeology 5%
Occult 30%

Forensics 30%
Dreamlands Knowledge 15%

Library Use 45%
Sneak 40%
Conceal 35%
Listen 55%
Track 50%
Psychology 40%
Hide 50%
Spot Hidden 70%
Alertness 85%

Fast Talk 44%
Contacts & Resources 60%
Interrogate 40%
Persuade 35%
Etiquette 52%

Handgun 55%
Dodge 40%
Fist/Punch 70%
Navigate 40%

†These are from the French edition of Call of Cthulhu 6th ed so they may differ from what you’re used to.

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