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Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game

Created by Arc Dream Publishing

Lovecraftian cosmic terror meets the War on Terror. The award-winning RPG setting comes thundering back in a new Cthulhu Mythos game.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

'Iconoclasts' arrives in hardback — Digital Assets — Chinese translation — Executive Committee meeting — 'Landscapes' recordings — New Lights
7 days ago – Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 08:49:42 AM

Adam Scott Glancy imagined Iconoclasts as a standalone scenario, maybe 32 pages, a $5 PDF release in between publication of larger works. It featured the appalling horrors of ISIL in Mosul. How could we stand to do more?

The hardback edition of Iconoclasts, now a 204-page campaign, reaches our warehouse this week. That original scenario is only the first chapter in Delta Green's pursuit of an unnatural terror set loose in Iraq. Agents must navigate a maze of intrigue and strange research to prepare for a hopelessly dangerous mission into occupied Mosul.

If your Kickstarter rewards included the $5 PDF edition of Iconoclasts, you already have the much-expanded PDF edition, plus digital handouts, at no additional cost. 

Well, that's not true. With Delta Green, there is always a cost. But not in money. Not this time.

The hardback edition of Iconoclasts was not a Kickstarter reward. It was available for pre-order on its own. 

  • If you pre-ordered it for delivery to the U.S., watch for it in the next week or two. 
  • If you pre-ordered it for delivery outside the U.S., watch for it in October–November. 
  • If you have moved since pre-ordering the Iconoclasts hardback, please email your new address to info@arcdream.com IMMEDIATELY. 
  • If you have been consumed by an unseen swirling consciousness that reaches in and out of our familiar dimensions of matter and space, we hope that your ascended masters have some means to absorb the meaning of a hardback game book and offer it to you as a way to pass eternity.
The cover of Iconoclasts: An ISIL fighter holds up an Elder Sign accusingly to an old man under threat

Digital Assets

Create in-world documents for your campaign with Delta Green Digital Assets.  Classified Pack 1 and the free Private Sector Pack 1 are available now. 

The Agent's Handbook in Chinese

Diligent Delta Green fans have produced a translation of the Agent's Handbook in Simplified Chinese. Please share it.

Executive Committee Meeting, 2022

The Delta Green team met online during Gen Con 2022 to answer questions about running and writing Delta Green and to resolutely avoid discussing delivery dates.

Selected Infections

Here are only a few recent playthroughs and playlists holding the ENnie Award-winning Delta Green: Impossible Landscapes in wary regard:

New Lights Rising

We are slowly disgorging wonders that linger from this great work.

  • Adam Scott Glancy is working on PISCES alongside other writing
  • Dennis Detwiller and Caleb Stokes are working on Operational History alongside art and other writing
  • Shane Ivey and Christopher Gunning are working on Deep State alongside other editing and writing

If we find old techniques that make these expulsions more productive, we shall happily report it.

Old discussions of the ailment called rising of the lights
British Medical Journal, "Correspondence," Dec. 4, 1926

Iconoclasts Is Coming - ENnies Voting - A Backers Bonus Scenario
3 months ago – Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 05:40:28 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Iconoclasts: The Father of War Unleashed
5 months ago – Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 05:50:49 AM

Delta Green: Iconoclasts is now available in PDF.

If you backed Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game at Kickstarter and your rewards included the PDF of Iconoclasts, or if you preordered it at BackerKit, it is in your digital downloads at BackerKit now. 

For everyone else, Iconoclasts is available in PDF at DriveThruRPG.

First conceived and planned as a 32-page scenario, Iconoclasts evolved into a 206-page campaign. Its PDF comes with a free digital archive of over 80 handouts. Kickstarter backers got Iconoclasts for $5 when that was its expected price point. You pay nothing extra for the much-expanded final version.

Iconoclasts is available separately in hardback. Its hardback production was not funded by Kickstarter, so it does not go out as part of backer rewards. It's a separate order if you want it.  We expect the hardback to ship in September. Preorder and get the PDF and downloads now.

Written by Adam Scott Glancy, Iconoclasts brings a team of Agents to a scene of horrors all too real: Mosul in 2016, held by the self-styled Islamic State in a reign of depraved brutality. From a small base at the Kirkuk airfield, the Agents must research the horrors to come and prepare for a harrowing infiltration. We consulted with diplomats, soldiers, intelligence experts, and Muslim gamers and nongamers to develop the best possible work of horror in an already horrific setting. We hope you enjoy it.

Shipping in September (estimated) in hardback.

Horrors in Mosul
7 months ago – Wed, Mar 09, 2022 at 01:42:26 AM

Adam Scott Glancy's scenario Iconoclasts is in layout now. It began as a single scenario expected to be about 32 pages in PDF only. It will be published as a full campaign, 176 pages or more, available in PDF and in hardback. 

Set in 2016 during ISIL's occupation of Mosul, Iconoclasts begins with the accidental release of an unnatural horror. Delta Green calls on the Agents to bottle it up again. We expect to send Iconoclasts to the printer and to backers in PDF in mid-April and have it shipping in July or August.

Backers whose pledge levels include "every PDF" get the PDF of Iconoclasts automatically. Customers who preordered the PDF when it was only $5 get the final, much expanded PDF at no additional cost. 

The hardback edition will go on sale when it is ready to ship. Please note that Iconoclasts was included in this KS project, long ago, only as a short PDF, without budgeting for printing and shipping. That means that unlike the PDF, the print edition is not part of any KS reward. It can be ordered separately when the time comes.

Read Jack Frost & Iconoclasts—and See the Conspiracy Continue
about 1 year ago – Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 04:56:53 AM

Shane Ivey here from Arc Dream Publishing. Since we launched crowdfunding for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game in late 2015, we have an average of two major releases and four shorter works every year. Often, they’re slower than we would like. But often, there is far more to them than we expected. The 256-page "Case Officer’s Handbook" became the 560 pages of the Delta Green core rulebooks. The 32-page scenario Iconoclasts became a 177-page campaign—more on that below. The 256-page Impossible Landscapescame in at 368 pages plus a deep well of handouts and its own sourcebook, STATIC Protocol.

We just distributed Jack Frost to all backers in PDF, free: a 92-page adventure 48 high-resolution handouts. Find it in your Digital Downloads at BackerKit. You can  preorder it separately in paperback. We expect that to ship in September.

We have two downloads and three hardbacks to go.

Two Downloads

Iconoclasts is finished in text and is being illustrated. I expect to release it in early 2022 as a 176-page PDF with high-resolution maps and handouts. It will go out to KS backers whose rewards include “All PDFs from this project” and to all who ordered the PDF edition on top of their base rewards. It will be available separately for purchase in hardback.

Operational History is in development by Caleb Stokes. We planned for it to be 128 pages but it will probably be much larger. I tentatively expect it to come out in late 2022. The PDF will go to all KS backers. It will be available separately for purchase in print.

Three Hardbacks

PISCES is about half written, maybe two-thirds, and is in final development by Adam Scott Glancy. I tentatively expect it to come out in PDF and hardback in mid 2022.

Deep State is likewise about half written and is in final development by me. I tentatively expect it to be finished in late 2021 and to come out in PDF and hardback in early 2022.

Falling Towers is in preliminary development, meaning mountains of notes, by me and will go into active development when I finish Deep State. I tentatively expect it to be finished in mid 2022 and to come out in PDF and hardback in late 2022.

The Labyrinth

The 2018 KS for Delta Green: The Labyrinth funded four more hardback books plus four digital collections of high-resolution downloads. The first book, The Labyrinth, is available. The first download collection, an “Evidence Kit” for The Labyrinth, just went out as a digital download to backers of The Labyrinth and is now shipping to backers who ordered it in paperback.

Final Passages,an anthology of Labyrinth-related scenarios, and its evidence kit are in development by Dennis Detwiller, me, Caleb Stokes, and John Scott Tynes. I expect them to be available in late 2022.

God’s Teeth is finished in its first draft and is in editing, along with its evidence kit. I expect to send a rough draft to backers who ordered it in PDF or print in August 2021. I expect the book and evidence kit to be available in early-mid 2022.

Those Who Come After and its evidence kit are in development by Dennis Detwiller, who splits his time between writing and illustration. I expect them to be available in mid 2022.

Our Next Conspiracy

While Scott Glancy, Dennis Detwiller, and I finish those works, we are bringing Caleb Stokes aboard not only for scenarios and Operational History but to create a whole new run of DG works across 2022. He will bring the originating works of Delta Green back to unseemly life as sourcebooks for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game, in beautiful hardback editions with full-color art. 

We launched that effort while I was still writing this update, so I would have a live link when I hit send. That was 32 minutes ago. It already hit its funding goal.

See more at Delta Green: The Conspiracy.