Sources

This campaign aims for strong period realism, with any deviations or anachronisms inserted purely for greater playability or to accommodate the Mythos situations. The following sources (among others) have been used by the Keeper in the game’s design1.

Fiction Novels & Stories Reason Used Availability
“Sherlock Holmes” Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Amateur Investigator, Mystery, Era Free from Gutenberg
“The Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins Amateur Investigator, Mystery, Era Free from Gutenberg
Various Stories and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe Victorian Horror, Era, Murder, Mystery Free from Gutenberg
Various Novels, Poems, and Stories by Oscar Wilde Ghosts, Madness, Victorian Horror, Murder, Era Free from Gutenberg
Non-Fiction Books Reason Used
“The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher” by Kate Summerscale True Crime, Era, Insanity, Common Law, Police
“The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson USA, Industry, Era, True Crime, Insanity, Serial Murder, Secret Rooms
Online Sources Reason Used
The Museum of Mourning Photography Death Photographs, Fashion WARNING: CONTAINS ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF DEAD PEOPLE, INCLUDING CHILDREN. May disturb some viewers.
Morbid Outlook- Victorian Mourning Garb Customs, Mourning, Fashion
A 1901 article on mourning from “Collier’s” hosted at Quilthistory Customs, Mourning, Fashion
Silent Ladies & Gents Players are encouraged to choose appropriate character images, and despite being 20 years late, many of these work well.

1 This list excludes Lovecraftian and Chaosium sources; those are assumed.

Sources

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