Buying Abilities

There are multiple ability types in Trail of Cuthulu and each type of ability is bought independently with it’s own set of Build Points during character creation. The ability types are Occupational, Investigative and General.

How to buy Investigative Abilities

You begin with a set number of Build Points to buy Investigative Abilities. The number of points to buy Investigative Abilities depends on the number of regular players that attend the game. The actual number of Build Points is displayed in the table below.

# of Players Investigative Build Points
2 24
3 18
4 or more 16

Occupational Abilities

Investigative Abilities




General Abilities


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