Portfolio: Tales of the Crescent City

Tales of the Crescent City is the second book from Golden Goblin Press. It’s a collection of Call of Cthulhu scenarios set in New Orleans … and I have the great good fortune to be designing the handouts/props for the book. Yay!

Here’s the designs I contributed to this book. Click on any image to get a larger version.

Five Lights

Handout 1: Blood Stained and Crumpled Note

Crescent City - Five Lights Handout 1 - Crumpled & Blood Stained Note

Handout 2: Vintage photograph of insignia sketched onto a wall with chalk

Crescent City - Five Lights Handout 1 - Vintage Photo

Handout 3: Entries from a hand-written journal

Crescent City - Five Lights Handout 3 - Journal Entries Montage

Asylum: Return of the Yellow Sign

Handout 1: Newspaper Article

Crescent City - Asylum 1 - Newspaper Article

Handout 2: Newspaper ArticleCrescent City - Asylum 2 - Newspaper Article A

Tell Me, Have You Seen The Yellow Sign?

Handout 1: Extracts from a notebook

Crescent City - Have You Seen 1 - Extract from Notebook

Song and Dance

Handout 1: Newspaper clipping with two articles
Crescent City - Song and Dance 1 - Newspaper Article C

Handout 2: Hand-written note with Orchid insignia

Crescent City - Song and Dance 2 - Handwritten Note with Orchid Sigil

The Quickening Spiral

Handout 1: A typed letter to the Investigators

Quickening Spiral 1 - Typed Letter on Letterhead crease

Handout 2: Newspaper Article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1927

Crescent City - Quickening Spiral 2 - Newspaper Article

Handout 3: Business Card for a Hotel

Crescent City - Quickening Spiral 3 - Hotel Business Card

Handout 4: Newspaper Article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1927

Crescent City - Quickening Spiral 4 - Newspaper Article

Handout 5: Newspaper Article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1927

Crescent City - Quickening Spiral 5 - Newspaper Article

Handout 6A: A badly-damaged page, torn from a French mythos tome [most of the page is supposed to be illegible]

Crescent City - Quickening Spiral 6a - Waterlogged Page from French Tome B

Handout 6B: Investigator’s notes recording a translation of the above

Crescent City - Quickening Spiral 6b - Translation from French Tome fx2

Needles

Handout 1: A Calling Card

Crescent City - Needles 1 - Calling Card

Handout 2: A Scrap of Paper

Crescent City - Needles 2 - Scrap of Paper

Handout 3: Newspaper Article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1924

Crescent City - Needles 3 - Newspaper Article

Handout 4: An investigator sketch of some hieroglyphs

Crescent City - Needles 4 - Sketched Hieroglyphs

Handout 5: A page from an Egyptology textbook

Crescent City - Needles 5 - Page from Egyptology Text

Handout 6A: An old hand-written letter, in French

Needles 6a - Handwritten Letter in French crease

Handout 6B: The Investigators’ translation of the hand-written letter (above)

Needles 6b - Translation of French Letter crease

Bloodlines

Handout 1: A hand-written letter

Crescent City - Blood Lines 1 - Handwritten Letter Crease

Handout 2: An ornately-rendered family treeCrescent City - Blood Lines 2 - Family Tree E2 creased

Handout 3A: A page from a 1740s journal in French

Crescent City - Blood Lines 3a - French Journal from 1740s C

Handout 3B: The Investigators’ translation of the page from the nun’s journal (above)

Blood Lines 3b - Translation of French Journal from 1740s Creased

Handout 4: Extracts from three hand-written letters dating from ~1860s

Crescent City - Blood Lines 4 - Letter Montage fix


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