Young people are more visual than us grognards, so I thought I'd start by identifying all the imagery that would play a role in the campaign.
I went to the OBI Scrapbook Blog and dug through their archive. I also went to Wikimedia Commons. The idea was to use ONLY Public Domain images. Old stuff (mostly) and re-purpose them into the foundation of the campaign.
Many of the images were good "as is," but some were not. I used GIMP to remove elements that I didn't need or want. :)
I created a PDF file of all the images and I will be working to "stat up" all the different stuff as the campaign progresses. I'll be using a "just in time" approach -- planning only what is needed and being creative on the fly when necessary.
I used an old book cover picture to create sections within the pictures. I think I have over 150 different images.
Here are a few screenshots of the work so far.
The interesting thing that I find happening is that I'm making choices about what IS and what ISN'T included in the world. If I can't find a picture, I can't use it. The "picture book" is a constraint but it is also serves to focus my ideas.
I'm liking the way this is going so far. I thought I'd like to share.