From the Office of Holming Beacon Detective Agency
You are robots, solving crimes and keeping Cog City safe! You all work for Holming Beacon Detective Agency, run by the seasoned detective Shellblock Holming. His directive is to hand out cases to his one-to-six-detective crews.
During the game, players are referred to as detectives, and the game master is referred to as the Boss. The Boss plays the role of the various nonplayer characters that the detectives will come into contact with, as well as creating cases the detectives are working to solve.