May 242011

Early this morning I downloaded the Retro Camera app for my android phone, on a whim.  I started taking a few pictures of my commute with it, and I realized that some of the industrial settings I was commuting through would make cool photos for use in some sort of noir RPG campaign.  It also occurred to me that I work in a place with many buildings that date from the mid 19th century. I think these photos could easily be used in a noir, lovecraftian, early modern d20 or other similar campaign.

I managed to snap around 38 photos this morning, and modified a few with GIMP to look even older.  Clicking on a photo will bring you right to Flickr.

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I’ve licensed these through CC 3.0, non-commercial share alike.  This essentially means that if you want to use or modify these in just about anything you aren’t going to make any money off of, then go ahead. Just attribute them properly.  If you’d like to use any of these in a commercial product, or could use a higher resolution version, contact me and we’ll work something out.

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About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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