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Indirectly, yes. Gary Gygax tells us that "the mind flayer I made up out of whole cloth using my imagination, but inspired by the cover of Brian Lumley's novel in paperback edition, The Burrowers Beneath." Said novel was firmly rooted in the Cthulhu mythos; in fact, Lovecraft's character Robert Harrison Blake wrote a short story titled "The Burrower ...


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The classic Call of Cthulhu campaign "Shadows of Yog-Sothoth" prominently features Cthulhu in the last scenario...R'Lyeh rises and the characters can actually face off against the Big C himself (and die horribly, of course). This was first released in the early 80s but has been reprinted since then. It's been a long time since I ran/read this campaign, but ...


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The Laundry setting by Charles Stross has deep ones (BLUE HADES). They are known about and the occult community has contact with them. Some organisation recruit BLUE HADES hybrids to work alongside human minders. They are signatories of the Benthic treaty which govern the human/muthos interactions with other sentient races on Earth. Of course, I do not ...


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Another unofficial take on the Cthulhu Mythos would be CthulhuTech. It's set in 2085 and here's the blurb from the product: Humanity faces extinction. Alien insects from the edge of our solar system, long hidden behind the fa├žade of reality, descend to enslave us. Hordes of unspeakable horrors roll out from Central Asia, laying waste to anything in ...


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Contrary to what you say, the ship that was run into Cthulhu in the original story did not kill that entity: ...the scattered plasticity of that nameless sky-spawn was nebulously recombining in its hateful original form, whilst its distance widened every second as the Alert gained impetus from its mounting steam. To answer the question, it seems that ...


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As noted above, the present defining text of the Mythos in the present day is Stross' Laundry series, and the associated RPG. Delta Green has already been noted, though excellent as it is, it's definitely a product of its time. Also a product of its time is SJGames'GURPS Cthulhupunk, a mashup of the GURPS Cyberworld setting+Cthulhu. I forget the details ...


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WotC hasn't produced a Far Realms book yet, much to my sadness, and none of their books provide a ton of star pact material. The planar books are more useful for infernal or dark pact warlocks, unsurprisingly. There are a few good Dragon articles. "Performing the Pact" is a general guide to roleplaying pacts and patrons; it contains hints and one sample ...


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In addition to the already-mentioned Shadows of Yog-Sothoth, the Big C did make an appearance in one of the scenarios in Cthulhu Now, albeit indirectly. It's been a while since I read it, but the scenario invovled a facility studying sleep and dreams. The climax revolved around having a dream-powered version of Cthulhu turn up. I don't recall specifics any ...


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The Delta Green book Targets of Opportunity describes the Deep One Colony on Black Cod Island in Alaska. In addition to being more current than the rest of DG, it shows what might have happened to Innsmouth had it been left to fester a few more centuries.


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I think they were definitely inspired by Cthulhu, and there's no secret that the original D&D designers and fans were very familiar with the works of HP Lovecraft. It's probably not just illithids, either. We could look closely and see a lot Mythos-inspired monsters in the earliest monster manuals as well as the newest ones. The Cthulhu Mythos was ...



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