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#1 AirborneXO

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:09 PM

Hi Guys,

 

So my group, after a long time of D&D 5e, have been persuaded to return to my first love which is CoC and I've managed to snag a new copy of the Horror on the Orient Express campaign.

 

You may remember some of my treatment of the Eternal Lies campaign (see here - http://www.yog-sotho...gms-only/page-1 ) and now I want to do some stuff for HotOE.

 

I'll mainly be doing print stuff that I can share on here as I make it. Has anyone done anything they'd kindly share and this can be a resource. I've has a look through what I can find here through a cursory search bar look-see but can't really find anything on props.

 

So far I reckon I'm going to start with (They did the Doom Train as a prequel already so that's out):

 

 - Character cards for all the NPCs

 - Video handout of Smith's lecture - was thinking of a slideshow + voice-over so its not just me delivering a long monologue.

 - Authentic looking newspapers that contain the text of the actual handout clippings with world events etc...

 - Copies of the telegrams on the Makryats

 - Handouts from the British library

 - Skin (I'll use a suitable not to graphic image I think) note in Turkish

 - A letter in Makryats shop foreshadowing the jigsaw prince in Lausanne.

 

Any ideas or shared props would be greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers, Hal


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

You could use toy train as a handout. I need to make a photos to show You what I mean.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:40 PM

Well here's a start...

 

 

It's not much cop, but works I think and better than just me waffling on :)

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:52 PM

I think YSDC user WatsonSE has made some handouts for HotOE, among them some nice photos from the Challanger lecture.

Also the HPLHS has free material for 1920s newspaper articles.

 

http://www.hplhs.org....php#newspapers



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 08:12 PM

Great advice JanothanSmall - I've tracked those down and they're really nice. Not sure I'm going to bother redoing the video to include those far superior photographs but I'll certainly use them as a handout :)

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:13 AM

I have some HotOE props tips here.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:43 PM

I think YSDC user WatsonSE has made some handouts for HotOE, among them some nice photos from the Challanger lecture.

Also the HPLHS has free material for 1920s newspaper articles.

 

http://www.hplhs.org....php#newspapers

 

Link to the photographs?  If possible?



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

Yes, I recall commenting on the Prof. Smith Challenger Lecture video on the Facebook a few days ago. Great work!



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:37 PM

By the way, I note that the HPLHS link mentions Dean Englehardt's Mutable Deceptions product, and as a very satisfied customer of Dean's, I highly recommend it!  I've used it to create newspaper pages for my players (and, btw, you can order a ream of newsprint paper for a reasonable price from Amazon.com -- already at the 8.5 x 11 inch size for your at-home printer -- I did, and it was perfect), and it was vastly amusing to watch them try to figure out how every article in the newspaper was relevant to the mystery at hand (In one case I had added fluff articles on things that happened that day in history, including an art show in NYC that debuted the Art Deco style, and a report on an appointment of a colonial governor by the British Colonial office...).  By the time they finished debating the paper's contents, I half expected them to take off on a visit to Africa to see the governor, whereas the really minor mystery they were involved with centered entirely in Arkham...



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:22 PM

Link to the photographs?  If possible?

 

Sorry, I couldn't find them when I made that first post. But now, since you've asked, I looked a tiny bit harder and here they are.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:48 PM

Thank you very much!  I appreciate you taking the time to do that (and WatsonSE for taking the time to make them and post them)!







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