Length of a Combat round

Does anybody has an idea on how long a combat round lasts in the Gumshoe system.
I found rules for movement but nowhere is stated how long a combat round lasts.
I think it lasts about 2 sec, but what do you guys use as a guideline?


  • For me. it's as long as it narratively needs to be. I think trying to model it too closely to a set timeframe slows everything down. That said, the closest I've seen to an actual number is however long it takes to move 10m - or 4m if you're doing something else at the same time - in Mutant City Blues, so two seconds sounds kind of short, but possible.
  • Thx for the reply
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