Shadow Investigations-Revised

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Type: Action/Adventure/Crime Drama/Science Fiction
Last-Update: 2010Mar14
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, human, space, rpg


It is 2035. Shadow Investigations is a free-form role-playing game about the men and women that work at a world-renowned private investigations and freelance security firm located in San Francisco, California. It is owned by former actress Kate Knight and consists of over two-hundred operatives.

Shadow Investigations is famous for its successful solving of many difficult cases in the United States and worldwide and for its assisting law enforcement agencies in the US and worldwide including the FBI, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Scotland Yard, and other law enforcement agencies.

Shadow Investigations specializes in private investigations, bounty hunting, personal security, corporate security, VIP security, witness protection, search and rescue, surveillance, undercover work, civil rights investigations, psychic investigations, location of witnesses, victim's advocate work, locating witnesses, computer and Internet crimes, background checks, drug and narcotics investigations, and anti-terrorism. Shadow Investigations has a Self-Defense and Weapons Training Center located in Belmont, California and an Armory located at the old San Francisco Armory, where the agency's weapons and ammunition are stored.

Shadow Investigations consists of the following divisions: Private Investigations Division, Bail Enforcement Division, Personal Security Division, Corporate Security Division, VIP Security Division, Witness Protection Division, Search and Rescue Division, Surveillance Division, Undercover Division, Civil Rights Investigations Division, Psychic Investigations Division, Witness Location Division, Computer and Internet Crimes Division, Research Division, Drug and Narcotics Investigations Division, Anti-Terrorism Division

All divisions are supervised by the agency's Lead Investigator, and while their work is separate, it may sometimes overlap and operatives do work in more than one division. Here are the agency positions:

1. Private Investigator 2. Bail Enforcement Agent 3. Bodyguard 4. Corporate Security Guard 6. VIP Bodyguard 7. Witness Protection 8. Search and Rescue 9. Surveillance Specialist 10. Undercover Operative 11. Civil Rights Investigator 12. Psychic Investigator 13. Witness Location Specialist 14. Computer and Internet Crimes Investigator 15. Researcher 16. Drug and Narcotics Investigator 17. Anti-Terrorism Specialist 18. Receptionist/Secretary 19. Office Supervisor

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