Let’s take a random, straight forward Call of Cthulhu scenario, where someone, Miss Jane Doe, hires you (the party), to find his brother who is missing since 3 months. (but as good an example would be, the scenario from the quick start guide,
The Haunting, where you are hired by someone to investigate if a house is haunted or not)
Now let’s take 4 players, who just rolled their characters, and are from totally different walkes of lives (for example, one is a doctor, the other is a college professor, the third is a criminal, and the fourth is a dilletante).
It is hard enough for me (and maybe it’s just me), to find a reason for one of the above mentioned characters, to take on this assignment, and it is even harder, to put them all together, to start investigating as a team.
Basically, my question is, are there any surefire ways, to bring together characters, that are playing for the first time, that seems natural, so they can work, act and play as a team?
Of course I could use the old trope, that character A knows character B cause their are drinking buddies, and B knows C because something else, but for me, these don’t look like a good enough reason to INVESTIGATE a dissapearance or a haunted house together.