The 1920's Investigator's Companion

From [YSDC] The Veiled Society
Jump to: navigation, search

Details

1st Printing Front Cover
2nd Printing Front Cover

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 2370

Publishing Year: 1997

Pages: 128

Cover Price: $20.95

Author(s): Keith Herber, John H. Crowe, III, Kenneth Faig Jr., Justin Hynes, Andre Leman, Paul McConnell, Anne Merritt, Gary O'Connell, Kevin A. Ross, Gregory Rucka, Lucya Szachnowski, William A. Workman

Artist(s): John T. Snyder (cover), Paul Carrick, Earl Geier

Setting(s): 1920s

Format(s): Softcover and PDF

ISBN: 1-56882-106-9

Contents

This book is a compilation of material previously published in two volumes, 1920's Investigator's Companion, Vol. 1 and 1920's Investigator's Companion, Vol. 2

The 1920s Investigator's Companion is split into four sections. "The Roaring Twenties" details life in the 1920s, from a general historical overview to listing of favorite songs, books, and films of the era. "On Becoming An Investigator" details the trials of becoming an investigator, offers 140 different occupations, and annotates the use of skills in the 1920s. "The Tools of the Trade" lists resources investigators may use for research, describes various forms of transport and transportation, and also catalog other equipment and weapons. "Words of Wisdom" brings the book to a conclusion by offering advice to the intrepid investigator. Now, for the first time, everything a 1920s investigator needs is gathered in one place.

The book contains the following sections:

  • Part One: The Roaring Twenties
    • An Overview of the Jazz Age
    • Chronology of the Twenties
  • Part Two: Becoming an Investigator
    • Playing an Investigator
    • 1920s Occupations
    • How to Create Your 1920s Investigator
    • 1920s Skills
  • Part Three: Tools of the Trade
    • Research & Resources
    • Newspapers from Around the Globe
    • Consultants
    • Transport & Travel
    • Equipment & Arms
    • 1920s Sample Gear & Prices
    • A Selection of Handguns
    • Firearms Table
  • Part Four: Words of Wisdom
    • The Professional Investigator
    • Tips From a Pro
    • 1920s Forensic Arts
    • Index of Professions
  • Character Sheet (Front)
  • Character Sheet (Back)

Front Cover Text

A Core Book for Players

Back Cover Text

When faced with the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos, investigators need all the help that they can get. This essential player's aid for Call of Cthulhu provides it.

The 1920s Investigator's Companion is split into four sections. "The Roaring Twenties" details life in the 1920s, from a general historical overview to listing of favorite

songs, books, and films of the era. "On Becoming An Investigator" details the trials of becoming an investigator, offers 140 different occupations, and annotates the use of

skills in the 1920s. "The Tools of the Trade" lists resources investigators may use for research, describes various forms of transport and transportation, and also catalog

other equipment and weapons. "Words of Wisdom" brings the book to a conclusion by offering advice to the intrepid investigator. Now, for the first time, everything a 1920s

investigator needs is gathered in one place.

[..?]

Comments / Trivia

This book was one of four included in the Cthulhu Introduction Pack that Chaosium offered to retailers for a limited time in 1999.

The book was reprinted in 2001 with no substantive changes but with a slightly reformatted front cover.

Links

Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

Players should not read any further.

Comment here to Keepers about this book. Comments on specific Scenarios and Campaigns go on their respective pages. Keep DISCUSSION on the talk page.