Bob Jenkins
El vendedor

Superviviente
Investigador

Emprendedor.

Voluntad: 2. Intelecto: 4. Combate: 3. Agilidad: 3.
Salud: 6. Cordura: 8.

En cualquier momento, un investigador que esté en tu Lugar puede revelarte los Apoyos Objeto de su mano.

Puedes realizar una acción adicional durante tu turno, que sólo se puede usar para jugar un Apoyo Objeto de la mano de un investigador que esté en tu Lugar, bajo su control (ambos investigadores pueden gastar recursos para pagar su coste).

Efecto : +1 por cada Apoyo Objeto que controles.

Cristi Balanescu
Los confines de la Tierra Expansión investigadores #16.
Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins - Reverso

Investigador

Tamaño de mazo: 30.

Opciones de creación de mazos: Cartas Superviviente () de nivel 0, cartas Rebelde () de nivel 1-5, cartas neutrales de nivel 0-5, hasta otras 5 cartas Rebelde () de nivel 0.

Requisitos de creación de mazos (no cuentan para el tamaño de mazo): Transacciones astutas, Codicia, 1 Debilidad básica aleatoria.

Según Bob, el secreto del éxito de un vendedor es la persistencia. Hay que decirle a la gente lo que quieren. Repetidamente. Hace poco, Bob se hizo con un puñado de monedas de oro "malditas" y espera que la misma persistencia por la que aboga lo ayude a descubrir cuál es su origen y a qué propósito sirven. Si juega bien sus cartas, tal vez sea el mayor negocio de su vida. Quizás pueda jubilarse por fin, comprar el barco al que le tiene echado el ojo y pasar el resto de sus días pescando en un paraíso tropical. O a lo mejor Bob acabe por ver finalmente que no es oro todo lo que reluce.
Bob Jenkins
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • Q: Can Bob Jenkins use his additional action to play Item assets from his own hand? A: Yes. Bob Jenkins is "an investigator at his location" and can therefore use his additional action to play his own Item assets. - Edge of the Earth Investigator Expansion Frequently Asked Questions section
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CASH for the Lucky Dice, CASH for the Rabbit’s Foot.

CASH for the Leather Coats, CASH for the Trench Coats.

CASH for the Fancy Goods, CASH for the Track Shoes.

CASH for the Tokens and the Totems and the Moonstones.

CASH for the Thermos, Pipes and Painkillers.

CASH for the Shovels and the Lanterns and the Newspapers.

Look, howdoyafight, howdoyafight, howdoyafight, howdoyafight, howdoyafight? HOWDOYACLUEVER? Howdoyafight?

Ya can Move, ya can Draw, ya can Parlay, ya can Fight,

Ya can Cluever, Cluever, Cluever, ya can Fight, ya can Fight,

Ya can Move, Draw, Play, Fight, Cluever, Cluever, Cluever,

Ya can Fight all ya wanna but it’s different than it was!

No it ain't, no it ain't, but you gotta know yer inventory!

~Shh shh shh shh shh shh shh~

Why it's the Axe / Horse combo made the trouble,

Made Survivors wanna blow, wanna get, wanna get, wanna get up and blow

Seven, eight, nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, twenty-two, twenty-three cash on any fight they meet!

Yes sir, yes sir!

Who's gonna draw and play a little batty two-hand break-onna-skull anymore?

Howdoyafight, howdoyafight? HOWDOYACLUEVER?

Gone, gone, gone with the Thermos, Pipes and Painkillers.

Gone with the Derringers, the .41, the .18.

Gone with the Signs and the Knives and the Vests.

Ever meet a fellow by the name of Bob?

...Bob?

............Bob?

..Bob?

........Bob?

.....Bob?

..................Bob?

..........................Bob?

Bob!

NO.

Just a minute, just a minute, just a minute!

Never heard of any salesman Bob.

Well he knows what’s in your inventory!

Knows what’s in my inventory?!

What's his stat line?

Never worries 'bout his line!

Never worries 'bout his line?!

Or a doggone thing!

He's just an all-in, neck-wringing, dumb luck, hard knocks, double-nothing, high-rollin’,

Turns-into-a-great rogue salesman!

That's Mister Bob Jenkins, Bob Jenkins!

What's the fellow's line? What's his line?

He's a fake, and he shouldn't know your inventory!

Look, howdoyafight, howdoyafight, howdoyafight, howdoyafight?

He's a Shrewd-Deals man!

He's a what? He's a what?

He's a Shrewd-Deals man and he sells Catalogues

To the ‘gators in the town with the big Thompsons

And the rat-a-tat guns. Cigarette case, cigarette case!

And the Lupara, the Lupara, and pocket-Colt, too!

With a shiny gold pock-et-watch for yer big red glove-wearin'-

Weeell, I don't know what’s in yer hand but I do know

You can't make a living playin’ other people’s cards, no sir.

“You owe me one”, perhaps, and here and there a Teamwork-

No, the fellow plays hands. YOUR hands! I don't know how he does it!

But he lives like a king! And he dallies and he cluevers and he picks and he shines.

And with a transaction, certainly, boys, what else? The gator pays him!

Yes sir! Yes sir! Yes sir! Yes sir!

With a transaction, certainly boys, what else?

The gator pays him!

Yessssir. Yessssir.

BUT HE’LL KNOW WHAT’S IN MY INVENTORY!

HanoverFist · 532
This is incredible. Absolutely top notch stuff. — supertoasty · 30
thank you! I figured there's likely 4 people at best in the universe who'd recognize it, but hey, in for a penny... — HanoverFist · 532
"Gentlemen, you intrigue me. I believe I'll have to give Antarctica a try." — Voltgloss · 277
So what the heck. Yer welcome! Glad to have ya with us! (Eeeeven tho you'll likely never be heard from again!) Ya really ought ta give Antarcticaaa a tryyyyy! — HanoverFist · 532
Can i use extra actions to play a fast item card? — LDWZ · 1
LDZW: Assuming you mean "out of another player's hand", the consensus seems to be "no". You're granted an additional action, and this action is exceptional from others in that it may only be used to play out of other's hands (something you normally can't do). So a playable item that requires an action to be played is necessary. Anything else you could do during that action- such as fast or reaction effects- is unaffected, and therefore you can only do fast/reaction effects you could normally do during an action. Weird, huh? Bob can buy a Lightning Gun for his friends, but not a Leather Jacket! — HanoverFist · 532
Oh we got trouble, right here in Arkham city! That's trouble with a capital T my friends, that's trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with C and that stands for C'thulhu! — Fenris49 · 1

So, I don't have a ton to say yet, but I've always wanted to build a Lupara Scavenging deck, I've tried in Finn, a bit, but you need a lot of cards to reach a good level of efficiency, and his 5-card splash is a bit limiting. Bob can take both Lupara and Scavenging without it counting toward any card limit, and his ability both synergizes quite well with Scavenging (mitigating some of the disadvantage of not being able to run Scavenging (2)), and gives him a built-in way to get the Lupara into play without using a normal action (other investigators must find stuff like Joey "The Rat" Vigil or Sleight of Hand to do this). He can even dump it into his discard with Act of Desperation for an additional 2 damage (at +3 no less).

Like Finn, he could have some issues making making shots connect, but he does have access to a lot of the same means that Finn can use to pass tests. A few examples are Lucky!, Momentum, Well Connected, High Roller, Fight or Flight, Justify the Means, Sure Gamble. Of these, Finn can only choose a very limited sub-set of the Survivor cards if he wants to also have Scavenging, while Bob has to use limited slots for Well Connected, but it is a pretty good card for him (Plus, with RttCU, we get Well Connected (3), which is no longer taking up his 5 L0 Rogue cards).

I, for one, am excited about this!

Zinjanthropus · 209

With Bob Jenkins's of 4 and his access to Lola Santiago / Gené Beauregard, he looks like a good candidate as a cluever in a duo. And with Shrewd Dealings, Scavenging and the free action to play an Item each turn, you have a great combo to cycle Old Keyring / Flashlight as long as you succeed your investigations by 2.

As Flashlight doesn't discard by itself, you can use Joey "The Rat" Vigil to discard it for a profit and have it in your discard pile ready to be scavenged.

And once the Old Keyring is free, the Flashlight makes you a profit of 1 thanks to Joey, you can go for a Well Connected deck.

AlexP · 201

Can you win an adventure without taking any move actions? Yes, with safeguard, shortcut or an automobile! Can you do it without getting any clues or evading? Yes, if you’re a guardian.

But can you do it without playing any items? Even in mystic, that’s difficult.

At maximum, Bob revolutionizes cross-class item usage. Sister Mary with a lucky cigarette case for draw power. Lily doing gunkata with a Thompson. Monterey Jack with durable lockpicks that start at +9. And those are just things Bob can slot naturally! With Shrewd Dealings, any non-signature item can go to any investigator in a three-player game.

At minimum, your party gets a free chance every turn to do the action everyone likes to do: fill their tableau with assets. Live a little, make some money, even in Antarctica. Maybe somebody needs a refrigerator.

MrGoldbee · 1265

Bob Jenkins has a bit more flexibility with his starting deck compared to his fellow Eote investigators, because he can easily swap in level 0 cards later with Adaptable should he want to. Not a huge deal, but maybe interesting if you want to upgrade one of your level 0cards

schafinho1 · 53

"At any time, an investigator at your location may reveal to you the Item assets in their hand." This is not just the first step to use the 2nd paragraph's ability, but a flavorful play with the "Table Talk" guideline stated in the Revised Core Set booklet that the hand (and the deck) is hidden information. And I recommended trying this out to get the most fun out of this character. I opt-in to "Table Talk" for the first time recently and it makes the game really interesting. (e.g. Cannot say "Perception" or an amount of icons you can contribute. You have to believe in friendship and go for it if someone says "I can help!".)

It means player cannot just outright say, "I just draw .45 Automatic, let's group up and you play it for me." while being remote. You may hint that you needs Bob's help to buy an item, before finally revealing it once you grouped up.

Cards on hand are not necessarily telling the story that the investigator suddenly found a gun, it maybe that he brought a gun all along but need "resources" to use it, which is an abstract value, in this case it might take some time putting bullets into it, or finding it from deep in the bag, or gathering courage to use it. But when playing with Bob, the story changed to that when you reveal your .45 Automatic from hand, you are asking Bob to order this specific gun (maybe you forgot bringing it) and then pay for it together. This is a win for flavor for your table.

Bob's resource count is an open information, so you may hint that Bob has enough or not enough resources to pay, without saying "4" cost of .45 Automatic before you group up. (However with more talks/probing, it maybe easy to deduce the cost of the hidden information card.) This affects Bob's decision if Bob also need to use resources for his own and adds to the fun of declining or accepting the group up.

On the other hand, Bob with Shrewd Dealings make this more complex to ask for stuff that might be useful for him from all players. e.g. Even if Bob knows someone put Painkillers in the deck and wants it, since deck is also a hidden information, Bob cannot ask for a specific card. No one can answer that they have Painkillers on hand without breaking the character, either.

Instead, the other players need to give a hint to Bob once they see Shrewd Dealings in play (now an open information), and Bob needs to give a hint that he is in trouble. Even when Bob is not in trouble, Bob don't know what could make him even better with cards of other player's hand. So the table needs to speak up (intentionally vaguely). The secret to success as a salesman is persistence, after all!

The game’s areas of hidden information (the cards in a player’s hand and deck) exist to maintain the feeling that each investigator is a unique individual in the game world, and makes their decisions without complete and perfect knowledge of what everyone else knows or is thinking. A good means of maintaining this illusion is to not name, read off, or allude to individual cards that are hidden information (i.e., in a player’s hand or deck)

For example: Wendy wants her partner, Roland, to take an investigate action, and she desires to communicate that she can help. Instead of saying something like, “Take an investigate action; I can commit Perception” or, “Investigate our location; I can contribute two icons,” Wendy stays in character by saying, “You should investigate. I can help!”

5argon · 1652