John Wray
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Has anyone created invitations for Sherlock Holmes games in the Victorian period style? I would like to either email out or snail mail invites to players for a game at my place with some drinks and dinner or dessert.
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I haven't, but I think it's a great idea. In the past, when I have wanted to create an 'old-fashioned' look, I have soaked the paper in tea to get a parchment feel.

However, for e-mail, soaking your computer in tea doesn't work.
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It's actually my personal recommendation not to play it with a 'group' in a classic sense. It plays best with just 2-3 players in my opinion.
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I agree that it does play best with not more than 2-3 players. In our group, I read the booklet, another player reads the Times newspaper, and another takes notes and studies the map.

But if you want to create your own invitations (and possibly share your template to the FILES section here [hint, hint, whistle]), the awesome Custom Mistery Pack is a great place to start. It has PDF's, Fonts, and a few images (such as a parchment paper background). I would suggest using something like Adobe Acrobat Pro, or a free online service like PDFaid.com to extract all the images from the PDF's, so you have more to work with.

I used the Custom Mistery Pack exclusively to create the Case Notes Booklet (another useful addition for taking notes and recording your play sessions).
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Slashdoctor wrote:
It's actually my personal recommendation not to play it with a 'group' in a classic sense. It plays best with just 2-3 players in my opinion.


Yes, I think you're more assured of it working well with 2 to 3. But on the other hand, I have played with groups of 8, and know of others who have done that too, and it has worked really well. Once you get to 5+ players, it can be more difficult to manage decisions and some may feel excluded or unable to contribute, but if you have the right group it can be great.
 
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This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but maybe you'd like to include a menu in your invites:
https://boardgamemenu.com/
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Wow, thanks for all the suggestions! James, I have used the Case Note Booklet and might use that as an invite. Armand, interesting site!
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