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Resources for TTRPG – Federal Writers’ Project Guides to New York

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Front Street New York in late 1930s from FWP Guide to New YorkI’m a big fan of reading guide books and other period books as source books for RPGs.  Yesterday I stumbled across the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) – a project to provide jobs for unemployed writers established by the US federal  during the Great Depression.   Amongst their output were guides to various parts of the US.    Now out of copyright lots of them have been scanned and can be downloaded.

I’ve not had time to read them yet but here are a few about New York that should be useful for anyone playing any of the plethora of period HP Lovecraft / Cthulhu mythos inspired games…


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