So I saw that Slenderman is being included in The Key and the Gate Expansion. I admit I'm not an expert of either the Mythos or Slenderman other than my exposure with the two games and my compendium of Lovecraft stories. Can anyone tell me how the two are related?
Link between Slenderman and Cthulu
Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:25 AM
I'd never even heard of this 'Slendreman' before today. I don't think there's any previous connection to the Mythos. It's probably similar to the Chupacabra card, i.e. it's just being included because it's a popular mythical creature (although a quite modern one).
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:18 AM
Chupacabra was exactly the reference I was about to pull out too
Basically it's just a well known (to the young folk) horror/mythical reference. As far as I can tell, he's kind of like the new bogeyman - a mysterious figure that shows up and lures people into the woods never to be seen again and that sort of thing.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:03 PM
Oh ok, that makes sense.
I wonder what other urban legends they'll add to the game?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:29 AM
My guess would be that we won't see a more modern reference like this being added too often, but who knows?
Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:46 PM
I think the inclusion of Slenderman in TKatG is a nice touch, tying in a contemporary urban myth (which clearly riffs on Lovecraft) to the mythos we all know and love. As far as I can tell, Slenderman kicked off because of the Youtube series Marble Hornets. You can check out the first one here:
His predilection for mindgames, time-bending and all-round-creepiness reminds me of old Nyarly.
See what you think.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 03:22 PM
Slenderman was created in a forum thread on something awful as the result of a contest. It's creator claims that it was inspired by the shadow people in Lovecraft's writings.
Edited by Howlix, 17 January 2015 - 03:26 PM.