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Are there sourced statements about what inspired the D&D Demogorgon visuals

Wikipedia states: Demogorgon is based on the invented, supposedly pagan god or demon Demogorgon, which was first spoken of by Christian scholars as a being whose very name is taboo. A creature ...
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How can I keep the Cthulhu mythos new and mysterious to experienced players?

I am currently preparing a Call of Cthulhu adventure, and I am hoping to be able to play the game on a regular basis in the future. But I am having concerns about keeping the mystery in the game from ...
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Lovecraft's Deep Ones and co. in the 21st century

Are there any official (ie. published by Chaosium or its licensees) sources on what the Deep Ones (and, secondarily, similarly "human-scoped" creatures: ghouls, Mi-Go etc) of the Cthulhu Mythos are up ...
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Which published scenarios use Cthulhu himself?

Cthulhu seems difficult to use in scenarios: not least because, according to Lovecraft's story, it takes a ship to kill him. Which published scenarios feature Cthulhu prominently? I'm mainly ...
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Were Illithids inspired by Cthulhu?

Mind Flayers seem to look a whole lot like Cthulhu. Is there any relationship/inspiration between the two?
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What books cover Star Pact Warlocks and their awful masters?

I'm a huge sucker for blending cthulu-inspired material into high fantasy. I can't stop myself. What books (and magazine articles) provide background (3rd party material okay). Please specify as much ...
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