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IT’S forty in the shade to-day the spouting eaves declare;
The boulders nose above the drift, the southern slopes are bare;
Hub-deep in slush Apollo’s car swings north along the Zodiac.
Good lack, the Spring is back, and Pan is on the road!

(from) Pan in Vermont Rudyard Kipling

Basic Information

Vermont is a New England state, bordered by New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Canada.

The state has a population of just over 600,000 people. Its largest city is Burlington, at approximately 42,000. The state's GPD is the lowest in the nation, though household income is 15th in the nation.

Vermont is quite mountainous ("hilly" if you've lived around other mountains). Tourism is a major source of income for the state, especially in the autumn (foliage) and winter (skiing).


1. Atlas Obscura has several sites in Vermont, including the Phineas Gage memorial and the grave of a 4,000 year old mummy.

Game and Story Use

  • Vermont has plenty of Cthulhu Mythos fodder. There are several "ghost towns" - towns that once supported a sizable population, but no longer do. Several of these have been unincorporated as towns, though most still have a half-dozen residents. These make great set pieces for conspiracy games. They're isolated, and often without cell reception, so you can create a sense of tension a bit more easily. Great locations for abductions or experimentation. If you prefer horror to conspiracy, some towns were completely cut off from the outside world for a few days following 2011's Hurricane Irene. Vermont was also home to the Mi-Go in The Whisperer In Darkness.
  • Vermont's Lake Champlain has rumors of a Nessie-like monster named "Champ".
  • Historical games should note a few dates:
    • Vermont was the 14th state to join the union, in 1791.
    • For 14 years before that, Vermont was an independent nation.
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