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21st May '17 11:21:17 AM nombretomado
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Gaslamp fantasy, also called gas''light'' fantasy, is {{Steampunk}}'s magical cousin. It's a subgenre of {{fantasy}} (and more specifically of HistoricalFantasy) with a setting that is clearly recognizable as the real-world 19th or very early 20th century (or a reasonable analogue thereof). That's the {{Regency|England}} period and the {{Victorian|Britain}} and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, if the work's set in England, which it usually, though not necessarily, is. VictorianLondon is especially popular. It may be identical to the real world with a {{Masquerade}}, or it may be a full-on AlternateHistory where magic exists openly and has affected the course of events. Gaslamp fantasy often draws on [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]], and is sometimes seen as a sort of {{Reconstruction}} or revival of the genre.

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Gaslamp fantasy, also called gas''light'' fantasy, is {{Steampunk}}'s magical cousin. It's a subgenre of {{fantasy}} (and more specifically of HistoricalFantasy) with a setting that is clearly recognizable as the real-world 19th or very early 20th century (or a reasonable analogue thereof). That's the {{Regency|England}} period and the {{Victorian|Britain}} UsefulNotes/{{Victorian|Britain}} and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, if the work's set in England, which it usually, though not necessarily, is. VictorianLondon is especially popular. It may be identical to the real world with a {{Masquerade}}, or it may be a full-on AlternateHistory where magic exists openly and has affected the course of events. Gaslamp fantasy often draws on [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]], and is sometimes seen as a sort of {{Reconstruction}} or revival of the genre.
21st May '17 10:54:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate'' takes place in a VictorianBritain where [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] have been an open part of high society since Elizabeth I's time. ''Literature/TheFinishingSchoolSeries'' is set in the same universe 25 years earlier. The setting is an espionage/manners school located on a dirigible.

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* ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate'' takes place in a VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain where [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] have been an open part of high society since Elizabeth I's time. ''Literature/TheFinishingSchoolSeries'' is set in the same universe 25 years earlier. The setting is an espionage/manners school located on a dirigible.



* ''Literature/TheStrangelyBeautifulSeries'' is set in VictorianBritain and involves a magical backstory where Hades murders Persephone's lover, a phoenix.

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* ''Literature/TheStrangelyBeautifulSeries'' is set in VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and involves a magical backstory where Hades murders Persephone's lover, a phoenix.
9th May '17 11:29:33 AM Kafkesque
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' straddles the divide between this and {{Steampunk}}, with advanced technology based on whale oil on the latter side and supernatural elements like the Outsider and his "[[TouchedByVorlons gifts]]" on the former.
9th May '17 11:22:24 AM Kafkesque
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* ''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"

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* ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', the spin off game of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' (see WebOriginal below) is and its spinoff ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'' are set in a version of Victorian London that was "stolen ruled by bats"a shadowy cabal of nonhuman entities and full of things like devils, golems, and talking rats.



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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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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]].
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