History Franchise / CthulhuMythos

24th Jul '17 6:05:28 AM jormis29
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23rd Jul '17 5:24:34 PM nombretomado
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** One example is ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross. Set in the present day, mostly in the UK, in a top-secret, high-tech government agency devoted to staving off "when the stars are right" for as long as possible. TabletopGame/DeltaGreen [[XMeetsY meets]] ''[[Series/TheOfficeUK The Office]]'' meets [[SpyFiction Stale Beer Spy Fiction]]. The monsters are real, the aliens and Deep Ones share the Earth with us... and most governments have secret Occult Intelligence divisions.

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** One example is ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross. Set in the present day, mostly in the UK, in a top-secret, high-tech government agency devoted to staving off "when the stars are right" for as long as possible. TabletopGame/DeltaGreen [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''[[Series/TheOfficeUK The Office]]'' meets [[SpyFiction Stale Beer Spy Fiction]]. The monsters are real, the aliens and Deep Ones share the Earth with us... and most governments have secret Occult Intelligence divisions.
13th Jun '17 11:30:02 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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See also the [[TabletopGame/CallofCthulhu Call of Cthulhu RPG]].

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See also the [[TabletopGame/CallofCthulhu [[TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu Call of Cthulhu RPG]].
12th Jun '17 4:38:34 AM narm00
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* Creator/GrahamMasterton: draws on the Cthulu mythos, or at least some of its original referents on Native American mythology, for works such as ''Literature/TheManitou'' and the ''Night Warriors'' series.

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* Creator/GrahamMasterton: draws on the Cthulu Cthulhu mythos, or at least some of its original referents on in Native American mythology, for works such as ''Literature/TheManitou'' and the ''Night Warriors'' series.
1st May '17 9:06:24 AM Gatomon41
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** The Elder Gods could be considered the Great Old Ones' GoodCounterpart (or good enough, really). While the Old Ones are utterly unknowable and terrifying, the Elder Gods are helpful to humanity and familiar (they live in the Dreamlands and many of them are from real-world mythologies).
*** It might be important to note that the distinctions between these groups are not outlined in Lovecraft's works, so they may not be what he had originally intended.

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** The Elder Gods could be considered the Great Old Ones' GoodCounterpart (or good enough, really). While the Old Ones are utterly unknowable and terrifying, the Elder Gods are helpful to humanity and familiar (they (some live in the Dreamlands and many of them are from real-world mythologies).
*** It might be important to note that the distinctions between these groups are not outlined in Lovecraft's works, so they may not be what he had originally intended.
mythologies).



* MushroomMan: The Fungi from Yuggoth.

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* MushroomMan: The Fungi from Yuggoth.Yuggoth, though less man and more flying-thing.
30th Apr '17 6:42:00 AM narm00
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Creator/HPLovecraft has his own trope listing, so tropes here should be for tropes that are not specific to his work, or have been greatly expanded from his work. See also CosmicHorrorStory (for works which deal with Lovecraft's ''themes'' (and, optionally, make use of the Mythos) and LovecraftLite for works that take Lovecraft and Mythos less seriously.

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Creator/HPLovecraft has his own trope listing, so tropes here should be for tropes that are not specific to his work, or have been greatly expanded from his work. See also CosmicHorrorStory (for for works which deal with Lovecraft's ''themes'' (and, optionally, make use of the Mythos) and LovecraftLite for works that take Lovecraft and Mythos less seriously.



* Creator/BrianLumley: A prolific writer whose Literature/TitusCrow, ''Primal Land'', and ''Hero of Dreams'' works forms a part of the mythos.

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* Creator/BrianLumley: A prolific writer whose Literature/TitusCrow, ''Primal Land'', and ''Hero of Dreams'' works forms form a part of the mythos.



* Ruthanna Emrys: The author of ''The Litany of the Earth'' and the Aphra Marsh.

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* Ruthanna Emrys: The author of the Aphra Marsh stories, including ''The Litany of the Earth'' and the Aphra Marsh. ''Winter Tide''.



* Peter Clines: Created the novel ''Literature/{{Fourteen}}'' and ''The Fold''.

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* Peter Clines: Created Wrote the novel ''Literature/{{Fourteen}}'' and ''The Fold''.



* Creator/GrahamMasterton: draws on the Cthulu mythos, or at least some of its original referents on Native american mythology, for works such as ''Literature/TheManitou'' and the ''Night Warriors'' series.

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* Creator/GrahamMasterton: draws on the Cthulu mythos, or at least some of its original referents on Native american American mythology, for works such as ''Literature/TheManitou'' and the ''Night Warriors'' series.



* ''The Litany of the Earth'' by Ruthanna Emrys

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* ''The Litany of the Earth'' and ''Winter Tide'' by Ruthanna Emrys



* ''TabletopGame/TheCallOfCthulhu''

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* ''TabletopGame/TheCallOfCthulhu''''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''



* ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom: humourous strip based on the Mythos.

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* ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom: ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'': humourous strip based on the Mythos.



* NotSoSafeHarbor: Not surprising considering how it's mostly set on NewEngland, but Innsmouth is especially noteworthy. Also not surprising considering Lovecraft's phobia towards all things aquatic, thus marine and octopoid creatures as a consistent source of horror.

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* NotSoSafeHarbor: Not surprising considering how it's mostly set on in NewEngland, but Innsmouth is especially noteworthy. Also not surprising considering Lovecraft's phobia towards all things aquatic, thus marine and octopoid creatures as a consistent source of horror.



* PokeInTheThirdEye: In Long's ''The Hounds of Tindalos'', the protagonist, using mental time travel ends up going too far back in time, and attracting some really unwanted attention.

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* PokeInTheThirdEye: In Long's ''The Hounds of Tindalos'', the protagonist, using mental time travel travel, ends up going too far back in time, time and attracting some really unwanted attention.



* PsychologicalHorror: Much of the focus is on the emotional and mental state of the human protagonists as they delve deeper and deeper into the Mythos. Insanity is often as common a fate as death. Those lucky few who live tend to be broken by their experiences.



* PsychologicalHorror: Much of focus is on the emotional and mental state of the human protagonists as they delve deeper and deeper into the Mythos. Insanity is often as common as fate as death. Those lucky few who live tend to be broken by their experiences.
24th Mar '17 8:22:59 PM MadAnthony94
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** The Outer Gods seem to personify the cosmic forces of the universe, but they're still mostly uncaring towards humanity. With the exception of Nyarlathotep, their messenger, who's actively malicious (and basically Satan).
** The Great Old Ones are, for the most part, just treated as vast, unknowable alien beings who are waiting in hibernation to reclaim their control of the Earth. Cthulhu itself fits in here.
** The Elder Gods could be considered the Great Old Ones' GoodCounterpart (or good enough, really). While the Old Ones are utterly unknowable and terrifying, the Elder Gods are helpful to humanity and familiar (they live in the Dreamlands and many of them are from real-world mythologies).
*** It might be important to note that the distinctions between these groups are not outlined in Lovecraft's works, so they may not be what he had originally intended.
20th Mar '17 11:13:49 AM Gatomon41
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* Ramsey Campbell: Notable for founding CampbellCountry.

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* Ramsey Campbell: Notable British horror writer. Much like Lumley, Ramsey got his start writing Mythos fiction for Arkham House. Following a suggestion from Derleth, he created his own Mythos setting in England thus founding CampbellCountry.



* AlienGeometries: One of the most notable examples being on the island of R'lyeh, in "The Call of Cthulhu".

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* AlienGeometries: One of the most notable examples being on the island of R'lyeh, in "The Call of Cthulhu". To humans visitors the place seems to be shifting in angles all the time.



* ChristmasEpisode: Lovecraft's "The Festival".

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* ChristmasEpisode: Lovecraft's "The Festival". This being Lovecraft, don't expect anything traditional about it.



* GenocideBackfire: ''The Doom that Came to Sarnath'' is a result of a human city wiping out another

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* GenocideBackfire: ''The Doom that Came to Sarnath'' is a result of a human city wiping out another non-human city.



%%* PsychologicalHorror

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%%* PsychologicalHorror* PsychologicalHorror: Much of focus is on the emotional and mental state of the human protagonists as they delve deeper and deeper into the Mythos. Insanity is often as common as fate as death. Those lucky few who live tend to be broken by their experiences.
11th Mar '17 3:03:55 AM jormis29
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* SoloTabletopGame: There are several solitaire capable games based on the Mythos. Fantasy Flight's ''TabletopGame/ArkhamHorror'', ''Eldritch Horror'', and ''TabletopGame/ElderSign'' can be played alone or co-operative. In the mid-1990's, ''Chaosium'' had the ''Mythos CCG'', which in addition to standard multiplayer also had solo variant rules.

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* SoloTabletopGame: There are several solitaire capable games based on the Mythos. Fantasy Flight's ''TabletopGame/ArkhamHorror'', ''Eldritch Horror'', and ''TabletopGame/ElderSign'' can be played alone or co-operative. In the mid-1990's, ''Chaosium'' Creator/{{Chaosium}} had the ''Mythos CCG'', which in addition to standard multiplayer also had solo variant rules.
7th Mar '17 1:14:52 PM Gatomon41
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* SoloTabletopGame: There are several solitaire capable games based on the Mythos. Fantasy Flight's ''TabletopGame/ArkhamHorror'', ''Eldritch Horror'', and ''TabletopGame/ElderSign'' can be played alone or co-operative. In the mid-1990's, ''Chaosium'' had the ''Mythos CCG'', which in addition to standard multiplayer also had a Solo rules.

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* SoloTabletopGame: There are several solitaire capable games based on the Mythos. Fantasy Flight's ''TabletopGame/ArkhamHorror'', ''Eldritch Horror'', and ''TabletopGame/ElderSign'' can be played alone or co-operative. In the mid-1990's, ''Chaosium'' had the ''Mythos CCG'', which in addition to standard multiplayer also had a Solo solo variant rules.



*** In Creator/RobertBloch's story "The Shadow From the Steeple" (considered [[FanonDisContinuity out of canon by some]]) it gets better: after a ''serious'' blunder by a university professor attempting to contain it, it [[GrandTheftMe takes over his body]], therefore becoming almost unaffected by light, changes the man's field of expertise to theoretical physics, then joins the Manhattan project so we'll succeed in creating a weapon that could actually annihilate us. It's also an avatar of the god Nyarlathotep, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Crawling Chaos]].

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*** ** In Creator/RobertBloch's story "The Shadow From the Steeple" (considered [[FanonDisContinuity out of canon by some]]) it gets better: after a ''serious'' blunder by a university professor attempting to contain it, it [[GrandTheftMe takes over his body]], therefore becoming almost unaffected by light, changes the man's field of expertise to theoretical physics, then joins the Manhattan project so we'll succeed in creating a weapon that could actually annihilate us. It's also an avatar of the god Nyarlathotep, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Crawling Chaos]].
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