||History and Timelines
The General History of the 1920s,
and the years before, including the Victorians, the Gilded Age, and The
Great War (World War I to us).
The Great War 1914-1918
The Great War, or the World War.
If your character was alive in the 1920s, it had a profound effect on you.
General Culture and Hobbies
Smoking, Drinking, Sex, and Miniature
Golf are at the top of the list. Herbert Hoover, Business, and Soft
Drinks. Includes Book Reviews.
Arts Film and Stage
The 20s were the first golden era
for the Silver Screen, and saw the likes of Hemingway, Dos Passos, and
Fitzgerald. Explore the era that saw the birth of talkies. Also plenty
of Vaudeville Links.
Gangsters Crime & Prohibition
Prohibition is a "must know" for
the period, and interesting for more than historical reasons. Al Capone,
Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Seigel, all got their start in the Roaring 20s. Also
includes other crimes - the Sacco Vinzetti Trial, and the Black Sox Scanal.
Pictures of the Period. Some
collections are all 1920s, some have mixed materials. For pictures of
Famous Stars, check out Films
Radio and Phonographs
The 20s saw the birth of radio,
and the last gasp of the old Wax Cylinder machines.
Trains, Ships, Automobiles and
Aeroplanes. No era saw more progress in the way we go places.
"Puttin on the Ritz" - learn the
secrets of attire for the "flapper" and the "drugstore cowboy" - and for
normal folks. Costuming for the 20s can be cheap and easy.
Many games touch on the forbidden
knowledge of the Occult. Spice up the standard dull run of "Cthulhu" references
by picking up a working knoweldge of the occult systems of the 1920s.
Find out about specific Cities
during the Period.
References to 20's texts online,
or to Library sites with reference information. A good GM doesn't "make
it up" - if you don't know something, look it up here!
Interesting net sites that are
useful when running a historical game. Distance between points, perpetual
calendar and more. Was March 13, 1926 a Tuesday or a Thursday?
Learn how psychology and psychiatry
in the 1920s
Medicine has advanced a great deal
since the 1920s, however this was hardly the dark ages. Diabetes was defeated
in the 20s, and many other advances came about.
Find out about specific games and
systems set in the 1920s
From "the bees knees" to the "struggle
buggy," find out how we talked and wrote in the Jazz Age