1920s Campaign Resources

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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Koakai » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:32 am

My god our grandparents could be assholes. Expect to find these in your lodge?

http://www.retronaut.com/2013/12/demoul ... itiations/
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Dr. Gerard » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:51 am

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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Citysliker » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:17 am

OK so it is a little before the 1920's but still a very nice slice of London from 1914

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25551751

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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by hastur » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:58 pm

postmodern jukebox is a project by scott bradlee and other musicians to restyle modern pop songs as jazz, motown, doo wop, etc.
most of their work so far falls into the 40's and 50's, but they have a few which might serve as the background for a 1920's speakeasy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aNCBzax8Ec
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGDQd0xJU9g

but maybe not this one, unless your players aren't really paying attention...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iabyEebfCc

1920's broadway...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDl9SDd1FJY

some 1930's jazz...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVXziMFEqX0
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:57 pm

Two 1920's Sears and Roebuck catalogs, the first is for for sheds, garages, photographic studios, hunting cabins and the like... The other for houses.

1. Ready Made Buildings (1920 Sears Catalog)

2. Honor bilt modern homes. (1921 Sears Catalog)
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by hastur » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:11 pm

noise generators...
http://mynoise.net/noiseMachines.php

useful when you just want some background noise for your game, less distracting than a soundtrack.
the railroad noise generator is great for horror on the orient express, fr'ex.
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Thomas R. Knutsson » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:13 pm

hastur wrote:noise generators...
http://mynoise.net/noiseMachines.php

useful when you just want some background noise for your game, less distracting than a soundtrack.
the railroad noise generator is great for horror on the orient express, fr'ex.
That one was cool! Added it to my bookmarks.
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:33 am

Website that has been taking the recipies from the pre-1930s cookbooks on Project Gutenberg and sorting them by category. If the Keeper can cook, he could try serving one of these to the players...
Eggs Rossini

Ingredients

6 eggs
4 chicken livers
12 nice mushrooms
1/2 cupful of stock
1/2 teaspoonful of salt
1 dash of pepper
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Dr. Gerard » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:47 pm

Oh, this is excellent! Chicken livers and eggs? Now that is a serious breakfast.
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Fri May 23, 2014 2:26 am

For anyone looking for building plans, this part of the Internet Archive which is covering pre 1964 building plans a great place to start, sadly it does not appear to be possible to set a cut off by year. The two 1920's Sears & Roebuck catalogs I posted earlier in the thread are part of this collection.

Internet Archive: Building Technology Heritage Library

https://archive.org/details/buildingtec ... agelibrary

However if anyone would like to know what a Canadian jail circa 1913 might look like, here is the link:

Canada Wire and Iron Goods Company: Jail Cells & Prison Work (1913)

https://archive.org/details/JailCellsAndPrisonWork
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