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26th Feb '17 2:30:41 AM AwSamWeston
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* ''Film/{{Stardust}}''

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* ''Film/{{Stardust}}''''Film/{{Stardust}}'' features the Victorian town of Wall where, directly across the... uh... wall, is an entire world of magic. Naturally, these two worlds mix in interesting ways.
22nd Feb '17 1:39:51 AM Koveras
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* ''TabletopGame/BladesInTheDark'' is set in Duskwall, a fictional city that is quite consciously half-Victorian London, half-Venice. The genre would be steampunk--except steam engines have only minor impact, and everything instead runs on "electroplasm" (spirit energy that ghosts, among other things, are made of), from electric trains to alchemy and even vampirism. The game also makes use of a large number of classic GothicHorror tropes, thanks to its largey setting being mostly overrun by ghosts and other creepy creatures.
7th Feb '17 9:10:05 AM MisterApple
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* The {{ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' prequel series ''Witchfinder''. The title character is an occult investigator who works for Queen Victoria, but some of his adventures take him to TheOldWest as well.

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* The {{ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' {{ComicBook/Hellboy}}'' prequel series ''Witchfinder''. The title character is an occult investigator who works for Queen Victoria, but some of his adventures take him to TheOldWest the wild west as well.
28th Jan '17 7:31:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/VanHelsing'': Werewolves and vampires are real, and real problems, but are pitted against the technology used by the titular hero who's sent to take down {{Dracula}}

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* ''Film/VanHelsing'': Werewolves and vampires are real, and real problems, but are pitted against the technology used by the titular hero who's sent to take down {{Dracula}}{{Dracula}}.
21st Jan '17 8:40:05 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' is set in the Victorian-Gothic city of Yharnam in the midst of a lycanthrope outbreak, and includes magical dreamlands, witches, spells, curses and otherworldly beings to round out the supernatural elements of the world. [[spoiler:Halfway through the game the genre makes a shift to CosmicHorrorStory however]].
18th Jan '17 6:53:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement set in a different time period than the 1920's-30's, ''Cthulhu by Gaslight'', was set in the 1880's, and has since become one of the 3 main time periods for the game (the third being our own timeperiod, from the '90's onwards). It's identical to our own world at that time except for, well... [[CthulhuMythos try to guess]].

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* The first ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement set in a different time period than the 1920's-30's, ''Cthulhu by Gaslight'', was set in the 1880's, and has since become one of the 3 main time periods for the game (the third being our own timeperiod, from the '90's onwards). It's identical to our own world at that time except for, well... [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos try to guess]].
24th Dec '16 6:57:59 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' is set in America during the Wild West, but otherwise fits the bill of a GaslampFantasy[=/=]SteamPunk hybrid. Evil spirits seek to terrorize humanity to psychically remake the world more to their own liking, {{Mad Scientist}}s dream up [[MagicPoweredPseudoScience what they think is the future of technology]] because of demons whispering schematics into their brains and run them by burning a super-fuel that is essentially "coal made from the souls of the damned", and gunslingers do battle with shapeshifting cannibals, giant animals, and other horrors in the frontier regions.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' is set in America during the Wild West, but otherwise fits the bill of a GaslampFantasy[=/=]SteamPunk hybrid. Evil spirits seek to terrorize humanity to psychically remake the world more to their own liking, {{Mad Scientist}}s dream up [[MagicPoweredPseudoScience what they think is the future of technology]] because of demons whispering schematics into their brains and run them by burning a super-fuel that is essentially "coal made from the souls of the damned", hucksters gamble (usually via poker) with slivers of their souls to hustle demons into casting spells for them, and gunslingers do battle with shapeshifting cannibals, giant animals, and other horrors in the frontier regions.



* ''VideoGame/TheOrder1886'' takes place in an AlternateHistory version of 1886 in which humanity has been at war with an ancient race of lycans called "half-breeds" for centuries, and the elite defenders of humanity are an extension of King Arthur's Knight of the Round Table who take up the honorific titles of the original knights, and remain ageless through a magical elixir called Blackwater

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* ''VideoGame/TheOrder1886'' takes place in an AlternateHistory version of 1886 in which humanity has been at war with an ancient race of lycans called "half-breeds" for centuries, and the elite defenders of humanity are an extension of King Arthur's Knight of the Round Table who take up the honorific titles of the original knights, and remain ageless through a magical elixir called BlackwaterBlackwater. [[spoiler:Vampires]] also figure into the mix. Of course, the setting also features a dosage of SteamPunk, what with the Tesla guns, radios, and airships.
* ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', the spin off game of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' (see WebOriginal below) is set in a version of Victorian London that was "stolen by bats"
* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' games.
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the TropeNamer, for being quasi-steampunk combined with fantasy (and also because the Foglios invented the term). Despite the focus on Mad Science ([[RunningGag and adventure and romance]]), magic-like elements remain. The river Dyne is an apparently natural spring the waters of which make the drinker a mad genius, though in most cases it's instantly lethal and can cause people of the right lineage to temporarily become [[ExplosiveOverclocking incandescently]] [[SuperIntelligence enlightened]]. "Constructs" made from corpses à la-Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}, Jägermonsters (human volunteers converted into colorful and near-immortal SuperSoldier humanoids), multiple cases of BrainUploading, and the [[GeniusLoci castle Heterodyne's]] seemingly telekinetic ability to move chunks of itself are all accepted. And then there's the fact that the [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Spark]] itself, while purportedly producing extremely advanced technology, is actually [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic sufficiently analyzed]] MagicPoweredPseudoscience.
-->"In my experience, it takes a strong Heterodyne about two hours to ''truly'' warp the laws of nature."
* ''Webcomic/NextTownOver'' is a mix between this, WeirdWest, and CattlePunk. The two main characters are a BountyHunter who is skilled in a type of cybernetics and the pyropathic outlaw she is hunting down.
* ''Webcomic/ThePhoenixRequiem'' is set in a fantastical analogue to Victorian England -- one that worships spirits and is beset by omnicidal shades made of cremated ashes.
* ''Webcomic/{{Visseria}}'' checks the boxes; Magic, steampunk technology, fantastic races. It does throw in a dash of colonialism, however.
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* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' is set in a Victorian London ruled by a shadowy cabal of nonhuman entities and full of things like devils, golems, and talking rats.
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24th Dec '16 6:46:35 PM WanderingBrowser
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* The Hellboy prequel series ''Witchfinder''. The title character is an occult investigator who works for Queen Victoria, but some of his adventures take him to TheOldWest as well.

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* The Hellboy {{ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' prequel series ''Witchfinder''. The title character is an occult investigator who works for Queen Victoria, but some of his adventures take him to TheOldWest as well.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' is set in America during the Wild West, but otherwise fits the bill of a GaslampFantasy[=/=]SteamPunk hybrid. Evil spirits seek to terrorize humanity to psychically remake the world more to their own liking, {{Mad Scientist}}s dream up [[MagicPoweredPseudoScience what they think is the future of technology]] because of demons whispering schematics into their brains and run them by burning a super-fuel that is essentially "coal made from the souls of the damned", and gunslingers do battle with shapeshifting cannibals, giant animals, and other horrors in the frontier regions.



* ''VideoGame/TheOrder1886'' takes place in an AlternateHistory version of 1886 in which humanity has been at war with an ancient race of lycans called "half-breeds" for centuries, and the elite defenders of humanity are an extension of King Arthur's Knight of the Round Table who take up the honorific titles of the original knights, and remain ageless through a magical elixir called Blackwater. [[spoiler:Vampires]] also figure into the mix. Of course, the setting also features a dosage of SteamPunk, what with the Tesla guns, radios, and airships.
* ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', the spin off game of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' (see WebOriginal below) is set in a version of Victorian London that was "stolen by bats"
* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' games.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the TropeNamer, for being quasi-steampunk combined with fantasy (and also because the Foglios invented the term). Despite the focus on Mad Science ([[RunningGag and adventure and romance]]), magic-like elements remain. The river Dyne is an apparently natural spring the waters of which make the drinker a mad genius, though in most cases it's instantly lethal and can cause people of the right lineage to temporarily become [[ExplosiveOverclocking incandescently]] [[SuperIntelligence enlightened]]. "Constructs" made from corpses à la-Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}, Jägermonsters (human volunteers converted into colorful and near-immortal SuperSoldier humanoids), multiple cases of BrainUploading, and the [[GeniusLoci castle Heterodyne's]] seemingly telekinetic ability to move chunks of itself are all accepted. And then there's the fact that the [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Spark]] itself, while purportedly producing extremely advanced technology, is actually [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic sufficiently analyzed]] MagicPoweredPseudoscience.
-->"In my experience, it takes a strong Heterodyne about two hours to ''truly'' warp the laws of nature."
* ''Webcomic/NextTownOver'' is a mix between this, WeirdWest, and CattlePunk. The two main characters are a BountyHunter who is skilled in a type of cybernetics and the pyropathic outlaw she is hunting down.
* ''Webcomic/ThePhoenixRequiem'' is set in a fantastical analogue to Victorian England -- one that worships spirits and is beset by omnicidal shades made of cremated ashes.
* ''Webcomic/{{Visseria}}'' checks the boxes; Magic, steampunk technology, fantastic races. It does throw in a dash of colonialism, however.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' is set in a Victorian London ruled by a shadowy cabal of nonhuman entities and full of things like devils, golems, and talking rats.
[[/folder]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheOrder1886'' takes place in an AlternateHistory version of 1886 in which humanity has been at war with an ancient race of lycans called "half-breeds" for centuries, and the elite defenders of humanity are an extension of King Arthur's Knight of the Round Table who take up the honorific titles of the original knights, and remain ageless through a magical elixir called Blackwater. [[spoiler:Vampires]] also figure into the mix. Of course, the setting also features a dosage of SteamPunk, what with the Tesla guns, radios, and airships.
* ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', the spin off game of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' (see WebOriginal below) is set in a version of Victorian London that was "stolen by bats"
* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' games.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the TropeNamer, for being quasi-steampunk combined with fantasy (and also because the Foglios invented the term). Despite the focus on Mad Science ([[RunningGag and adventure and romance]]), magic-like elements remain. The river Dyne is an apparently natural spring the waters of which make the drinker a mad genius, though in most cases it's instantly lethal and can cause people of the right lineage to temporarily become [[ExplosiveOverclocking incandescently]] [[SuperIntelligence enlightened]]. "Constructs" made from corpses à la-Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}, Jägermonsters (human volunteers converted into colorful and near-immortal SuperSoldier humanoids), multiple cases of BrainUploading, and the [[GeniusLoci castle Heterodyne's]] seemingly telekinetic ability to move chunks of itself are all accepted. And then there's the fact that the [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Spark]] itself, while purportedly producing extremely advanced technology, is actually [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic sufficiently analyzed]] MagicPoweredPseudoscience.
-->"In my experience, it takes a strong Heterodyne about two hours to ''truly'' warp the laws of nature."
* ''Webcomic/NextTownOver'' is a mix between this, WeirdWest, and CattlePunk. The two main characters are a BountyHunter who is skilled in a type of cybernetics and the pyropathic outlaw she is hunting down.
* ''Webcomic/ThePhoenixRequiem'' is set in a fantastical analogue to Victorian England -- one that worships spirits and is beset by omnicidal shades made of cremated ashes.
* ''Webcomic/{{Visseria}}'' checks the boxes; Magic, steampunk technology, fantastic races. It does throw in a dash of colonialism, however.
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* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' is set in a Victorian London ruled by a shadowy cabal of nonhuman entities and full of things like devils, golems, and talking rats.
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22nd Oct '16 11:55:57 AM tricksterson
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* Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald" is a Sherlock Holmes story set in a Victorian Britain where the Great Old Ones long ago conquered mankind.
* Elizabeth Bear's ''New Amsterdam'' takes place in the alternate history New York of the title in the early 1900s, the main characters being a vampire and his alchemist sidekick.
11th Sep '16 9:18:28 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker'' series by OrsonScottCard is America-based 1800s fantasy as well.

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* ''Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker'' series by OrsonScottCard Creator/OrsonScottCard is America-based 1800s fantasy as well.fantasy.
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