Thursday, April 16, 2009

Anchors Aweigh

I'm currently working on a period copy of the shipping articles, the contract between a sailor and a boat's owners. I scanned in a copy of the original, but no matter what I do I can't get a decent OCR read off the text. That means I have to type a lot of it manually. Hopefully I'll have it finished in time to post on Friday, or possibly Saturday.

I'm expending so much effort into finishing it because it's the kind of prop document that would be particularly useful in a "Call of Cthulhu" game. Lovecraft country has a rich seafaring culture, and copies of the shipping articles archived in towns like Arkham and Innsmouth could be a valuable source of information to investigators.

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