"The times were lawless and the men who had flouted the King's Revenue forces for years were not the ones to balk at sterner things when duty impelled."
—H.P. Lovecraft "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"
Colonial Terrors is a Call of Cthulhu campaign taking place in New England just prior to the American Revolution. The investigators are patriot smugglers. In this Age of Enlightenment great progress is made in science¸ politics¸ and philosophy. Many¸ but not all¸ of the shackles of previous eras are shaken free. This is a land where old gods grow new again.