Category:CoC:Proto-Lovecraftian Scenarios

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Scenarios based on or otherwise compatible with "Proto-Lovecraftian" literature, such as that by M.R. James, William Hope Hodgson, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert W. Chambers, etc.

These are generally (but not necessarily) Cthulhu Mythos-free Gaslight scenarios, perhaps featuring a Supernatural Detective style format or background, or perhaps a post-Gothic style employing updated versions of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires, Werewolves, Elementals, Faeries, Mummies, etc. Some scenarios may be quasi-Pulp Cthulhu or even borderline Steampunk in flavor, employing the "cutting edge" of Victorian science (and pseudo-science), such as with ray-machines, or alternate timelines (such as scenarios inspired by the original spirit of Chambers' King in Yellow (fiction)), and perhaps employing (and very likely defeating) a skeptical and scientific method or investigation into a threat that proves super-natural or otherwise beyond conventional science.

Note that Lovecraft himself dabbled in this sort of literature, for example with stories like "From Beyond (fiction)" and "Shunned House (fiction)".

Pages in category "CoC:Proto-Lovecraftian Scenarios"

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