Potential spoilers ahead in this thread so if you a player / likely to be a player on this campaign STOP NOW!!!
Okay so I really like props for the games and want to make Eternal Lies a little more immersive (plus my players like to keep journals and stick things in like location photos, npc cards and handouts - lots of handouts. Our last two campaigns ran by me, Masks and Tatters of the King had bucket loads of handouts but Eternal lies seems a little light so I got to thinking of making some of my own.
I want to do a 1937 newsreel - a kind of what is going on in the world type thing. But what I started on was Douglas Henslowe's Letters. I wanted actual letters that my players could open and read instead of a list of quotes.
Here is where I'm up to after an hour or so working on it, does this seem okay?
January 11th, 1925
I am so glad to hear that you made it back safely. I’ll cut straight to the point my old friend, I need some corroborating evidence from you to set me back on the right track.
I have tried to piece things the events of last summer and recount them, but it is still sketchy in places and I see eyebrows begin to rise at some of the story. Perhaps if they could hear it from you as well?
Please write back with your account of what happened. My doctors simply will not believe me.
June 16th, 1926
I apologize for writing again, I left it for as long as I was able before requesting your help once again. I understand your reluctance about being drawn into this business once again and that it not what I am asking for.
What I need is someone to back my story up to prove that the things I saw were indeed true and not some figment of my sub-conscious. That is what my Doctors are saying. Don’t worry I haven’t told them where any of this was and I won’t.
You don’t even have to put your name to it if you don’t want to, but I could really use your help.
July 6th, 1927
Well its has been a year since I attempted to contact you old friend. I’ll admit thing haven’t been going that well for me of late and I keep thinking on that summer in 1924.
It has been playing on my mind and often I wake in a cold sweat thinking of our friends. Tell me they didn’t die for nothing. Tell me they didn’t get away with it!
I need to hear from a friend about now so if you can spare me a few moments to drop me a note I’d appreciate it.
February 19th, 1929
They still won’t listen to my story, perhaps you could send word to my Doctors? I just keep going over it that August. Five years hasn’t dulled the pain. I just keep asking myself if they ‘d followed me out of there, they’d still be alive.
Why didn’t I make them? Why didn’t they just follow me? Is there more I could have done? These questions and others rob me of my sleep except when they give me the pills.
Please write back Walter, I need to hear from you. I need to prove I’m not crazy!
September 27th, 1930
I understand your reluctance to get involved but I have run out of options. If you’d just send word telling your version of events perhaps the doctors would believe you and me.
If not my only other recourse is to take there pills and pretend like all this is a fantasy. That is what they want to hear naturally. I’m sure that they will be pleased that I have given up insisting that my ‘story’ is truth.
If only you could see to helping me out on that score, for old time’s sake. I’m begging you...
Feedback & C&C appreciated.
Edited by Helen, 03 December 2013 - 08:12 PM.