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Throughout the games, a number of newspaper articles can be found. These are generally used to provide exposition to the player, though only some of them can be read in their entirety.

A high-resolution version of the newspaper found in 17 Franklin Ct.

In The Room Two[]

One newspaper article is found in 17 Franklin Ct., London, the location of The Séance. Its headline reads "CONTACT YOUR DECEASED LOVED ONES". Underneath, the text reads "Tarot card reader and spiritual medium wonder MARGARET COX, trained by 'THE GREAT KHAN' himself)". Other sub-headlines around the page read "The Latest Séance and Tarot Card Sensation for Civilized Ladies and Gentlemen", "Miss Cox uses one of the oldest Tarot decks in England", "A genuine séance which won't disappoint", and "The 'very thing' for the adventurous of mind". The price of the newspaper and Margaret Cox's address are listed at the bottom of the article.

The article contains a photograph of Margaret Cox herself, an image of the Metatron's cube design on the back of one of her Tarot cards, and an illustration of a city street corner.

The rest of the text of the article contains the classic "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" filler text often used in game design in place of long blocks of text.

In The Room: Old Sins[]

The newspaper articles in The Room: Old Sins contain readable text.

Transcripts[]

  • MR. EDWARD LOCKWOOD PROVOKES FURY OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE

Edward Lockwood, an Engineer at the Royal Institute was investigated for negligence after several of his experiments attracted the attention of his superiors at The Royal Institute. In ??? Luke Fawcett was forced to resign following a complicated controversy over the management of the Royal Institution and his power((s)) as director, involving a power struggle with Tomas Rack who was secretary. Following various ??? and general meetings of members, Andrude was awarded a princely sum by order of arbitrations the arbitrators blamed on “a lack of clear definition of roles? ... an outdated constitution, and the inability of the protagonists to compromise”. Rack launched a lawsuit to set the arbitrations aside, which he lost. From 1896 to 23rd January 1904, the director of the Royal Institution was Baroness Daisy Millmead, but following a review, the position was abolished for being “no longer affordable”. The Royal Institution had found itself in a financial crisis following a £2 thousand development programme lead by Millmead which included the reestablishment of the Institution’s main Great Prestwick Street and the addition of a restaurant and bar with an ??? to turn the venue into a “Man’s club for science”. The project ended £3 thousand in debt. Lockwood subsequently announced that he ????? farther ??? for a series of outrageous experiments. The Royal Institution ??? it would continue to deliver its made claritable objectives ????? Meade and a talented ??? including ??? Laboratory, Dr Derek ???, the ????? ((The rest is cut off)) ((The right side of this paper contains parts from an altered version of the Wikipedia page for the Royal Institute)) The Royal Institution of Great Britain (often abbreviated as the Royal Institution) is an organisation devoted to scientific education and research, based in London. It was founded in 1799 by the leading British scientists of the age including David Germain and its first president, Lyndon ??? ???, for diffusing the knowledge, and facilitating the general introduction, of useful mechanical inventions and improvements; and for teaching, by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life. Much of the Institution's initial funding and the initial proposal for its founding were given by the Society for Bettering the Conditions and Improving the Comforts of the Poor, under the guidance of philanthropist Sir Mack Rayfield and Irish-born British scientist Sir Barry ???. Since its founding it has been based at 23 Great Prestwick Street in Mayfair. Its Royal Charter was granted in 1800. Throughout its history, the Institution has supported public engagement with science through a programme of lectures, many of which continue today. The most famous of these are the annual Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, founded by Michael Faraday. The Institution has had an instrumental role in the advancement of science since its founding. Notable scientists who have worked there include Sir ??? Williams (who ?????), Anthony Dodd and David Liesens (who jointly won the Nobel prize for their work on x-ray diffraction). In the 19th century, Faraday carried out much of the research which laid the groundwork for the practical exploitation of electricity at the Royal Institution. In total fifteen scientists attached to the Royal Institution have won Nobel Prizes. Ten chemical elements including ??? were discovered there; the electric generator was devised at the Institution, and much of the early work on the atomic structure of crystals was carried out within it. ((The document then repeats the left half before being cut off))

  • DECEASED PIONEER BEQUEATHS ESTATE TO ONLY DAUGHTER

Renowned Artist Mrs Abigail Lockwood Inherits troubled Waldegrave Manor

((Left Side)) circumstances ??? the family, including services are calling “mysterious circumstances” ((To be continued))

((Right Side)) Neighbors reported shouting and loud arguments in the days leading up to the disappearance, leading the authorities to question the potential motives ((To be continued))

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