Orient Express tickets
Here are five first-class 2-sided ticket props for the fabled Call of Cthulhu "Horror on the Orient Express" campaign! An excellent add-on to an epic journey. Each ticket has a different serial number and slightly different position of stamps¸ to add authenticity.
These tickets use retro Orient Express logos¸ their general layout is inspired by 1920. era train tickets and contain some additional stuff. To make them convenient "journey tickets" I added an expiry date (I myself allowed a generous 3-month period¸ but that is up to the keeper). There are also listed all stations at which Investigators would like to pause their journey to follow clues received in the first scenario. To streamline the process I added Vinkovci as well and informed players they will only need to change trains there due to track works in progress...
How to use these props?
1) Print them in full color on white cardstock or other nice¸ heavy paper (A4¸ letter size or similiar¸ 2-sided)
2) Cut out all tickets
3) Hand them over to players and mark expiration date on each as soon as their investigators buy Orient Express tickets in-game
4) Validate tickets each time investigators embark on the next part of their journey - I myself used a nice metal puncher to punch 3-mm holes at number corresponding with current station.
5) Watch your players become amazed by this little but neat detail.