"Lovecraft inspired" definition

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"Lovecraft inspired" definition

Postby Apeirogon » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:16 am

When you hear/read something like "%_name_% is a Lovecraft inspired something something" what will you expect from it game/book/film/etc?
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Re: "Lovecraft inspired" definition

Postby Dancso » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:49 am

I expect something in the horror genre with surreal monsters.
Full disclosure, I have never read anything written by Lovecraft
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Re: "Lovecraft inspired" definition

Postby xenoxols » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:20 pm

Tentacles and eyes, maybe an early 20th century setting. Cthulhu might show up. I've never read Lovecrafts works.
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Re: "Lovecraft inspired" definition

Postby m8f » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:00 am

I'd expect meeting entities or worlds deeply alien to humans. Things that make you feel small and unimportant in the vast universe. Things that the player cannot understand, things that a human cannot understand. A feeling that the known world is just an infinitely tiny part of the real world. To me, that's what "Lovecraftian" is about.
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