The type of handout this article refers to is the common one - namely the letter-type.
And moreover this article does not adress the entire handout creation, but the simple
process of making the foundation for the handout: The paper on which it is printed.
So why is this important? Well, quite simply, credibility is the key to any handout
whether it is a note which serves as an adventure hook for your plot, a letter from
a Baron on his deathbed or an ancient skaven map, the quality of the handouts you
choose to use are proportional to their authenticity. The problem with a piece of
contemporary A4 white (bleached) paper is that it is about as normal, in the Old
World, as an F-22 Raptor.
First you need some music, so turn on one of the above-mentioned suggestions and
make sure it is loud. Next pour some water in the bowl and add a little soy sauce.
Stir a bit and add the pieces of A4 paper to the bowl. Make sure the paper is added
to the mixture while the music is reaching a cresendo otherwise the color might
not stick properly.
Leave the paper in the color-concoction for a few minutes depending on the desired
effect and make sure that none of the pages are sticking to each other.
Grab your old newspapers and spread them out on a large table or similar surface.
When the A4 papers look adequatly soaked, take them out and distribute them with
no overlaps on the old newpapers.
Wait until they dry up. Apply whatever text/images are needed and start working
on the edges of the paper - burn them a bit to give the impression of the wear and
tear of time. If you so choose you can even just manually tear the edges to provide
Congratulations, you have now created paper that embodies the spirit of the Old