# Creating Investigators
Investigators - Eric Lofgren
To play Call of Cthulhu you need to create an investigator character. Creating your investigator is a series of steps, which are described below. The following process is a simplified version, designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible. A more detailed process, with many more options to fashion investigators, can be found in the Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook (opens new window) and Investigator Handbook (opens new window).
# Investigator Sheet
Players record the details of their investigators on a Call of Cthulhu investigator sheet. The investigator sheet holds all the information needed to play the game. You can download a writeable PDF version of here Character Sheet.
All the character sheet options are at www.chaosium.com/cthulhu-character-sheets.
# Create your Character Online
You can use the Dhole's House, an online free resource for creating and managing your Call of Cthulhu characters. Before you dive in, we recomment you read through the steps below to better understand the creation process before making your first Investigator.
Once you have a good idea of the process, click here to begin creating your next adventurer.