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'''Setting(s):''' [[1920s]]

Latest revision as of 14:43, 17 October 2012

Details

Front Cover

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 2343

Publishing Year: 1993

Pages: 64

Cover Price: $10.95

Author(s): Keith Herber, John H. Crowe, III, Kenneth Faig Jr., Justin Hynes, Andrew Leman, Paul McConnell, Ann Merritt, Kevin A. Ross, Lucya Szachnowski

Artist(s): Charlie Krank (cover), Earl Geier, Les Brooks

Setting(s): 1920s

Format(s): Softcover

ISBN: 1-56882-007-0

Contents

This book provides information primarily aimed at providing players with resources to allow them to better understand life in the twenties, the technology of that era, plus knowledgeable individuals and institutions of the era which may conceivable be of help to a Mythos investigation.

While packaged in a form suitable for players, the information in this book is of equal interest to Keepers interested in presenting a more authentic 1920s America.

In detail, the book contains:

  • Introduction

PART 1 - The Roaring Twenties

  • A Time of Prosperity
    • Songs of the Twenties
  • Social Unrest
    • The Ku Klux Klan
    • Books of the Twenties
  • Prohibition & Gangsterism
    • Al Capone
    • Government Corruption
    • Broadway Stage of the Twenties
    • Popular Diversions
      • Sports
      • The Automobile
    • October, 1929
    • 1920s Currency
    • Films of the Twenties
    • Men's Styles
      • Coat and Hat
    • Women's Fashions
      • Current Styles
      • Hats and Accessories
      • Evening Wear
    • Sports of the Twenties
    • Sports Wear
  • Chronology of the Roaring Twenties

PART 2 - Research & Resources

  • Public Records
    • State and Local Records
      • Genealogical Societies
    • National Records
    • International Sources
      • Interpol
  • Newspapers
    • Clipping Services
      • Maintaining Files
  • Newspapers From Around the Globe
    • American Magazines
    • Press Associations
      • Other Press Agencies
  • Libraries and Museums of Natural History
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • Harvard University
    • Miskatonic University
    • National Geographic Society
    • Other Libraries & Museums
    • Smithsonian Institute
    • Overseas Libraries of Note
  • Consultants
    • Evangeline Adams
    • Roy Chapman Andrews
    • Richard E. Byrd
    • Edgar Cayce
    • Clarence Darrow
    • Thomas Edison
    • Charles Fort
    • Robert Goddard
    • William Randolph Hearst
    • J. Edgar Hoover
    • Harry Houdini
    • Professor J.B. Rhine
    • Robert Ripley
    • William Seabrook
    • Nikola Tesla

PART 3 - Transport & Travel

  • Getting Around Town
    • Buses and Trolleys
      • Fares
    • Taxi Cabs
      • Taxi Rates
    • The Bicycle
    • Motorized Bicycles
    • Licensing
    • Bicycle Accessories
    • Skill — Ride Bicycle
  • Getting Out of Town
    • Inter-Urban Trolleys
    • Bus Lines
      • Fares
  • Rail Travel
    • Passenger Trains
      • Fares
    • Freight Shipments
  • Automobiles & Others
    • Driving in America
      • Auto Touring
      • Auto Camps
      • Licensing
    • Automobile Performance
  • Choosing an Automobile
    • Ford Model T
    • Ford Model A
    • Chevrolet Capitol
    • Chevrolet International Truck
    • Studebaker Dictator
    • Packard Twin Six
    • Dusenberg J
    • Additional Automobiles
    • Import Specials
      • Lancia Lambda
      • Mercedes-Benz SS
      • Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
    • Auto Accessories
  • Trucks and Buses
  • Motorcyles
    • Motorcycle Performance Figures
    • Skill — Ride Motorcycle
    • Passengers
    • Licensing
    • American Brand Motorcycles
      • Cleveland
      • Excelsior
      • Harley-Davidson
      • Indian
    • Imported Motorcycles
    • Motorcycle Accessories
  • Boats & Others
    • Skill — Sailing
    • Small Craft
      • Folding Boats
      • Canoes
      • Rowboats
      • Outboard Designs
      • Sailboats
    • Large Craft
      • Open Launches
      • Cabin Cruisers
      • Yachts
    • Boating Accessories
  • Air Travel
    • Early Air Mail
    • The U.S. Airway System
      • Use of the Airways
    • Commercial Air Travel
      • Air Taxis
    • The Air Commerce Act of 1926
      • Typical Early Airlines
    • Private Aircraft
      • Seaplanes
      • Instrumentation
    • Skill — Airplane Navigation
    • Common Aircraft
      • Avro 504K
      • Curtiss JN-4
      • Farman F.60 Goliath
      • Felixistowe F.2A
      • Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe
      • Junkers F13
      • Dornier Do 15 Wal
      • Fokker F.ViiA/3m
      • De Havilland Moth
      • Ford 4-AT Trimotor
    • Aircraft Performance Figures
      • Lockheed Vega
    • Aircraft Accessories
      • Parachutes
      • Armaments
    • Skill — Parachuting

PART 4 - Equipment & Arms

  • Everyday Items
    • Heavier Equipment
  • Detective Gear
  • Camping Equipment
    • Winter Gear
    • Artificial Illumination
  • Observation
    • Photography
    • Movies
  • Audio Recording
  • Communication
  • Climbing Gear
  • Miscellaneous
  • Self-Defense
    • Clubs
      • M-12 Billy
    • Knives
    • Swords
      • Piercing Swords
      • Cutting Swords
    • Archery
      • Crossbows
    • Maritime Weapons
      • Seagoing Firearms
    • Weapons of Convenience
    • Specialty Weapons
    • Unusual Weapons
      • Spears and Lances
      • Miscellaneous
  • Firearms
    • A Note About These Rules
    • Firarms Tables
    • Firearms and the Law
  • Handguns
    • Special Ammunition
    • Options
    • Some Suggested Handguns
    • A Selection of Hanguns
      • Firearms Technology
  • Rifles
    • Special Ammunition
    • Options
    • Some Common Rifles
    • A Selection of Rifles
  • Shotguns
    • Special Ammunition
    • Options
    • Some Selected Shotguns
    • A Selection of Shotguns
  • Submachine Guns
    • A Couple Submachine Guns
    • Submachine Guns
  • Machine Guns
    • Proven Machine Guns
    • More Machine Guns
  • Ammo and Accessories
  • Firearm Tables

New Rules

New Skills: Ride Bicycle, Ride Motorcycle, Sailing, Airplane Navigation, Parachuting

Front Cover Text

For the 1920s

Volume 1: Equipment & Resources

Back Cover Text

For the 1920s

INVESTIGATOR'S COMPANION

Hot Tips, Secret Info, & Sure-Fire Rules

Are there flashlights in the 1920s? How about flashbulbs? What can your licensed private-eye do? Can your investigator buy a machine-gun?

Too often, Call of Cthulhu investigators find themselves not only baffled by the mysteries of the Mythos, but baffled as well by day-to-day life in America during the Roaring Twenties.

Discover the types of research facilities that are available, learn new skills, and purchase a variety of types of equipment including an extensive list of firearms common to the era. Consult with experts on a variety of esoteric and occult topics.

An essential aid for players, investigators, and Keepers.

Comments / Trivia

In the following year, Chaosium published a second volume in this series, 1920's Investigator's Companion, Vol. 2. This second volume is based around occupations and skills and has less information about the historical era. The contents of both of these books was later combined and reprinted under the title The 1920's Investigator's Companion.

The introduction foreshadows a future Chaosium book providing similar details for the Gaslight (1890s) era — that book never eventuated. However, much later the company published a Miskatonic University Library Monograph, The Gaslight Equipment Catalogue which fulfils much of that role.

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