Saturday, October 3, 2015

Vintage Family Record

 One of the unique things about Mythos gaming is that family records can be important clues in figuring out exactly what's going on.  As "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward", and "The Thing on the Doorstep" demonstrate, genealogy matters.  Karen Watson at The Graphics Fairy brings us a fantastic vintage family record in a variety of formats

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

That’s a very useful paper prop. Also don’t overlook a typical location for family records was in the flyleaves of old Bibles, at one point it was so common that extra pages were specifically made for these annotations in family Bibles by the Victorian Era. Births, death, baptisms, marriages were carefully logged into these later family Bibles. Keep an eye out for strikeouts and marginalia for clue as well as missing pages, inclusions as well has notes stuck inside or hidden inside the binding itself. Incidentally the bible may also include a hidden code in the pages, like the pinprick system or underlining of words and letters. Clues are everywhere both manifest and in their absence for the players. A few examples:

Sometimes you can even find Yoda