I like to use handouts during my games so for my first games I wanted to create a couple of things for the players to find. In my story the players discovers that the nice couple running the video rental store FilmTajm in Stenhamra actually are undercover KGB agents who have stolen a prototype robot and plans to smuggle it out of the country, when investigating the store's basement they find a shortwave radio which is tuned in to a number station, further searching of the basement will let them find the chiffer to decode the numbers to reveal were the agents meet with the smugglers.
Instead of just letting the players roll investigate or calculate to crack the code I recorded the sound from a video of a real number station on a old cassette tape and made a machine typed note with the cipher key on it. The code reads: Last message revived, Request granted, transport en route to location 3, *message repeats a couple of times*, Message over.
Have you used any handouts or are you planning on making some for future games? What kind of handouts would fit in the world of Tales from the loop? Please post your handouts or ideas for handouts here!