A 1920s campaign for Call of Cthulhu set in Vermont. Contains three scenarios:
- Invitation to the Dance
- The Beast of Lake Champlain
- Home, Sweet Home
These are connected by a framing scenario, 'The Sap Keeps Running (Parts 1-4)'.
From the introduction:
"The Primal State is a campaign for Classic era Call of Cthulhu, ideally set in the 1925-1930 timeframe, and occurring mostly in the state of Vermont. The investigators should expect to encounter the weird legends of New England, and the campaign was written with an eye to establishing and maintaining the subtle, eerie, but nonetheless challenging atmosphere. Witches, burial mounds, legendary monsters, headless specters, cloven hoof prints, entropy, the decay of tradition, and Old Scratch himself in a beguiling mood - these are what The Primal State is about. This is not, however, a non-Mythos campaign; the works of Lovecraft, Lin Carter, and Robert E. Howard were influential."