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Adventure! RPG - Famous People of the 1920s

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#1 madcat82

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 06:07 AM

I am making a list of famous people that my players could meet and interact with in adventure, and I thought that I could come here to get suggestions.

To submit one, it is only to post one in this forum. When we have a nice list of names I will take it and post it on my homepage, as well as Chills if he wannts to have it here. This is only thought of as a ST help (and player help of course), not a essay, so keep the info light. What is of interesest thought is name, birth and death years, whereabouts in the 1920s and occupation (what they are going to be known for, not what they do to survive).

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 08:37 AM

Emilio Aguinaldo -- Anti-Spanish Philipino revolutionary
Ghazi Mustapha Kemal Ataturk -- Turkish revolutionary
Irving Berlin -- Composer
Annie Besant -- Theosophist and spiritualist
Ambrose Bierce -- Author, disappearance is mysterious
Richard Evelyn Byrd -- Aviator
Al "Scarface" Capone -- Mobster
Andrew Carnegie -- Steel magnate, philanthropist
Enrico Caruso -- Opera tenor
Charlie Chaplin -- Silent film star
Chiang Kai-Shek -- Chinese revolutionary
Chou En-Lai -- Chinese revolutionary
Winston Spencer Churchill -- English politician
W. E. B. DuBois -- Author
Thomas Alva Edison -- Inventor
Albert Einstein -- Physicist
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (F. Scott Fitzgerald) -- Author
Henry Ford -- Automobile industrialist
Sigmund Freud -- Inventor of modern analytical psychology
Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi -- Indian revolutionary
George Gershwin -- Composer
Robert Hutchings Goddard -- Rocketry pioneer
Emma Goldman -- Anarchist, attempted assassin, women's rights advocate
Hermann Wilhelm Goring -- WWI flying ace, WWII Nazi
William Randolph Hearst -- Newspaper magnate
Ernest Miller Hemingway -- Author
Adolf Hitler -- WWI corporal, WWII Nazi leader
John Edgar Hoover -- FBI director
Harry Houdini -- Magician
Alfred Louis Kroeber -- Anthropologist
Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) -- Adventurer, soldier, diplomat
Vladimir Ilych Lenin -- Russian revolutionary
Charles Augustus Lindbergh -- Aviator
John Griffith London (Jack London) -- Author
Mao Tse-Tung -- Chinese revolutionary
Benito Mussolini -- Italian politician, dictator by 1930s
Robert Edwin Perry -- Arctic explorer
John Joseph Pershing ("Black Jack") -- American soldier pursuing Pancho Villa
John Silas Reed -- Journalist, a lot like a real world Sarah Gettel
John Davidson Rockefeller -- Oil magnate
Theodore Roosevelt -- American politician, president
Joseph Stalin -- Russian revolutionary
Vilhjalmur Stefansson -- Anthropolgist, Arctic explorer
William Ashley Sunday -- Christian evangelist, baseball player
Nikola Tesla -- electrical engineer, inventor
Leon Trotsky -- Russian revolutionary
Francisco Villa ("Pancho") -- Mexican revolutionary
Herbert George Wells (H. G. Wells) -- Author
Emiliano Zapata -- Mexican revolutionary

Those are all from the Call of Cthulhu rulebook.
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Posted 30 January 2003 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE(madcat82 @ Jan 30 2003, 11:07 AM)
I will take it and post it on my homepage, as well as Chills if he wannts to have it here.

Of course!

As this thread develop's i'll add pages to the relevant parts of the site ::thumbsup

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 12:18 AM

Now I've got my GURPS Cliffhangers out, so I'll add a few more:

Louis Armstrong -- American musician
Balto -- Famous heroic sled dog
Aleister Crowley -- English occultist
Clarence Darrow -- American lawyer
Cecil B. DeMille -- American filmmaker
Jack Dempsey -- Boxer
Walt Disney -- American filmmaker
John Dos Passos -- Author
Amelia Earhart -- Aviatrix
Duke Ellington -- American musician
Philo Taylor Farnsworth -- Inventor of television
William Faulkner -- American author
Benny Goodman -- American musician
Sid Grauman -- Owner of Grauman's Chinese Theater (opened 1927)
Fritz Haarmann ("The Butcher of Hanover")-- German serial killer, butcher, cannibal
Herman Hesse -- German author
Aldous Huxley -- English author
Carl Gustav Jung -- German psychologist
Buster Keaton -- American actor
Fritz Lang -- German filmmaker of Metropolis
A. A. Milne -- Author of Winnie the Pooh
Ho Chi Minh -- Vietnamese revolutionary
Ivan Pavlov -- Russian physiologist
Rin Tin Tin -- Film star dog
Knute Rockne -- American football coach
Babe Ruth -- Baseball player
George Bernard Shaw -- Playwright and author
Gertrude Stein -- Author
Gene Tunney -- Boxer
Virginia Woolf -- Author
Sometimes it is better for certain secrets<br>to remain veiled by arcane words.<br>--- Brother William of Baskerville, <i>The Name of the Rose</i>

#5 madcat82

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 06:25 AM

Thanks Arcanum... I owe you. Bigtime.

#6 JEstr

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 07:12 AM

That.......was amazing!!!! I can use this info myself, thanks!! biggrin.gif
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