The Laundry Files: Agent's Handbook
John Snead, Gareth Hanrahan, Jason Durall, Andrew Oakley
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FOR USE WITH THE LAUNDRY RPG
The Laundry is the world’s only ISO9001-approved occult intelligence agency. As a Laundry officer, you're empowered and bound to investigate bizarre cults, thwart misguided experiments, exorcise demons from computer networks or the brains of voters, and ensure that the world doesn't get destroyed ahead of schedule... and come in under budget, or the Auditors will eat your soul.
You can't efficiently protect the United Kingdom from the scum of the multiverse (in an efficient, enterprise-focussed sustainable customer-facing manner) without this employee's handbook. Inside, you'll find:
The Laundry Files: Agent's Handbook – for those employees who, on the whole, would prefer not to be devoured by alien space gods. Everyone else, form an orderly queue for Cthulhu.
test. Manoeuvres are described in the Skill Roll Modifier chart. When a manoeuvre is failed, roll on the Chase Trouble Table. • Turn: Turning may require a vehicle to decelerate by 1 or more Speed increments. A U-turn always requires the vehicle to slow to Speed 1. Success for this manoeuvre under normal circumstances is Automatic. • High-speed Turn: When a vehicle attempts a highspeed turn, the driver must succeed in the relevant skill, with a -10% modifier applied. 34 • ‘Bootlegger’
be physically present behind your desk, including some very vague “security” justifications, or simply to flatter your manager’s sense of self-importance. If you’re already there, that’s fine. If you’re in the same or neighbouring county, and it’s before lunchtime, you’ll be expected to return to the office in the afternoon. Otherwise, you will be expected to return to the office the next working day or as soon as costeffective transport can be arranged (at Finance’s discretion). Travel time must
dimension. The agent can also temporarily relax the binding, causing the monster to appear and attack anyone nearby. Basically, if you’ve got one of these, you’re a suicide bomber wearing a vest of grenades, but you can chuck a few before the whole vest goes boom. Living Dead: Like the Laundry, the Black Chamber recycle their employees as zombies. Unlike the Laundry, the Chamber can deliberately trap the consciousness of a dead agent and refire the decaying neurons with thaumaturgy. Living dead
surveillance techniques are discussed on page 16, but remember that the opposition may be able to use these tricks on you. Laundry-issued phones are encrypted, but officers should also carry a pay-as-you-go disposable phone for use in situations when a work phone would be suspicious. Undercover agents should have their phones tapped as part of standard surveillance; they should also be instructed to have a backup phone in a secure hiding place in case they need to communicate secretly. Agents
this application. I will comply with all conditions that may apply to the Sorcery Certificate. I undertake not to use sorcery for ill. I undertake not to summon any unbound entity, loose any bound entity, or bring about the end of the world without prior consultation with the issuing authority. Following the expiration of this licence, if granted, I undertake to apply for a replacement licence or to eschew the use of sorcery completely. May my heart be riven and my soul devoured by the angels of