The Rolodex: Full Investigator List

This page lists the playable investigator characters who have appeared across Fantasy Flight Games’ Arkham Files game line (Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, Eldritch Horror, Mansions of Madness, and Final Hour), organized by their appearances in Arkham Horror: The Card Game.

Released Investigators

The investigators below have been featured in normal releases/expansions for Arkham Horror: The Card Game.

Core Set

  • Roland Banks, the Fed (also available as a novella promo with alternate signature cards)
  • Daisy Walker, the Librarian
  • Agnes Baker, the Waitress
  • Wendy Adams, the Urchin
  • “Skids” O’Toole, the Ex-Con

Click here for our Rolodex page covering the Core Set investigators in more detail.

Fantasy Flight has gradually been releasing print-and-play “parallel” versions of the 5 Core Set investigators through their website. These releases feature alternate front and back sides of the investigator cards with different abilities and deckbuilding rules, as well as advanced versions of the investigators’ signature cards. These print-and-play files can be downloaded from the Support section of Fantasy Flight’s page for the game.

The Dunwich Legacy

  • Zoey Samaras, the Chef
  • Rex Murphy, the Reporter
  • Jim Culver, the Musician
  • “Ashcan” Pete, the Drifter
  • Jenny Barnes, the Dilettante (also available as a novella promo with alternate signature cards)

The Path to Carcosa

  • Mark Harrigan, the Soldier
  • Minh Thi Phan, the Secretary
  • Akachi Onyele, the Shaman
  • William Yorick, the Gravedigger
  • Sefina Rousseau, the Painter (first appearance in the Arkham Files line)
  • Lola Hayes, the Actress

The Forgotten Age

  • Leo Anderson, the Expedition Leader
  • Ursula Downs, the Explorer
  • Father Mateo, the Priest
  • Calvin Wright, the Haunted
  • Finn Edwards, the Bootlegger

The Circle Undone

  • Carolyn Fern, the Psychologist (also available as a novella promo with alternate signature cards)
  • Joe Diamond, the Private Investigator
  • Diana Stanley, the Redeemed Cultist
  • Marie Lambeau, the Entertainer
  • Rita Young, the Athlete
  • Preston Fairmont, the Millionaire

The Dream-Eaters

  • Tommy Muldoon, the Rookie Cop
  • Mandy Thompson, the Researcher
  • Luke Robinson, the Dreamer
  • Patrice Hathaway, the Violinist
  • Tony Morgan, the Bounty Hunter

The Innsmouth Conspiracy

  • Sister Mary, the Nun
  • Amanda Sharpe, the Student
  • Dexter Drake, the Magician (also available as a novella promo with alternate signature cards)
  • Silas Marsh, the Sailor (also available as a novella promo with alternate signature cards)
  • Trish Scarborough, the Spy

Edge of the Earth

The investigators for this future release have been revealed as:

  • Daniela Reyes, the Mechanic
  • Norman Withers, the Astronomer (also available as a novella promo with alternate signature cards)
  • Lily Chen, the Martial Artist
  • Bob Jenkins, the Salesman
  • Monterey Jack, the Archaeologist

Starter Deck Investigators

The following 5 investigators were released through the new Investigator Starter Deck product type. Each Investigator Starter Deck features a different mono-class investigator with a fully playable deck tailored to that character. These investigators are exclusive to their starter decks and will not be printed in other products. Of the 5 starter deck investigators, 3 were brand new to the Arkham Files line (Nathaniel, Stella and Winifred).

  • Nathaniel Cho, the Boxer
  • Harvey Walters, the Professor
  • Jacqueline Fine, the Psychic
  • Stella Clark, the Letter Carrier
  • Winifred Habbamock, the Aviatrix

Promo Investigators

The 2 investigators below are currently only available as promo cards distributed with Arkham Files novellas.

  • Norman Withers, the Astronomer
  • Gloria Goldberg, the Author

Norman is due to exit this list soon when he appears in Edge of the Earth. Carolyn Fern, Dexter Drake, and Silas Marsh were initially only available as novella promo cards but were later released in regular expansions (though because the novella versions came with alternate signature cards, there’s still value in owning both versions). Marie Lambeau was originally only available as a preorder promo for the book The Investigators of Arkham Horror (with her normal signature cards) but was later released in a regular expansion.


The four characters below are played in the prologue scenario in The Circle Undone campaign. While they have investigator cards, they are not true investigators and cannot be played outside that prologue scenario.

  • Gavriella Mizrah, Private Security
  • Jerome Davids, Josef’s Secretary
  • Valentino Rivas, Wealthy Philanthropist
  • Penny White, Josef’s Housekeeper

Barkham Investigators

Barkham Horror: The Meddling of Meowlathotep (an actual Arkham Horror: The Card Game product inspired by an earlier April Fool’s joke) featured a playable set of 5 canine parody investigators. Although these dogs have been omitted from ArkhamDB due to the parody nature of the product, they are nonetheless functioning, playable investigators (Barkham says not to use them in regular scenarios but if you get the itch to run them through The Forgotten Age then I say knock yourself out).

The investigators of Barkham are:

  • Bark Harrigan, the Dog of War
  • Kate Winthpup, the Laboratory Labrador
  • Jacqueline Canine, the Paw Reader
  • Duke, the Good Boy
  • “Skids” O’Drool, the Pound Escapee

Some other dog investigators were shown in the original April Fool’s announcement – Tummy-rubs Muldoon, Wagatha Dane, Pupper Mutteo, Jackson Pawlick, and Rex Murphy – but their cards were written to be purely comedic and not at all playable.

Unreleased Investigators

The remaining 10 investigators below have appeared as playable characters in other games in the Arkham Files line but have not yet been released or announced for Arkham Horror: The Card Game.

  • Agatha Crane, the Parapsychologist
  • Carson Sinclair, the Butler
  • Charlie Kane, the Politician
  • Darrell Simmons, the Photographer
  • George Barnaby, the Lawyer
  • Hank Samson, the Farmhand
  • Kate Winthrop, the Scientist
  • Michael McGlen, the Gangster
  • Vincent Lee, the Doctor
  • Wilson Richards, the Handyman

Unfathomable Characters

The 10 new characters below have been previewed as the full cast of playable characters for the upcoming Arkham Files game Unfathomable. Unfathomable is set in 1913, more than a decade earlier than the mid-1920s setting of the rest of the Arkham Files. It features a new cast of playable characters from its time period who haven’t appeared in any previous Arkham games. Could these investigators eventually find their way into a nautical-themed expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, either in an aged-up form or in a period-appropriate campaign? Time will tell.

  • Keilani Tatupu, the Captain
  • Arjun Singh, the First Mate
  • Svetlana Gedroits, the Ship’s Surgeon
  • Jeanne Lafarge, the Engineer
  • Jamie Snell, the Master-at-Arms
  • William Bowleg, the Apprentice
  • Beatrice Sharpe, the Mathematician
  • Ishmael Marsh, the Exile
  • Edmund Mallory, the Jinx
  • Samira Dualeh, the Stowaway

If Unfathomable is successful enough to receive expansions, it’s likely those would contain additional characters (Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, which Unfathomable reimplements, had new characters in each of its 3 expansions).

This page was last updated on July 19, 2021.