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:

[[DG update with ENnies and Control Group and stuff, add title before it goes out --CB, D1]]
about 1 month ago – Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 01:55:39 AM

Hello everyone. Shane Ivey here from Arc Dream Publishing. Thank you for backing Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game. 

This role-playing simulation has proven an invaluable tool in recruiting and conditioning agents and friendlies and in our ongoing disinformation efforts. And your support has helped offset the Group's operational expenditures without requiring us to risk a budget review by Logistics. [Ha ha, very funny. One of these days, this kind of thing will go out when some dummy hits SEND before I have a chance to clean up your jokes. --CB, D1] 

Here's where everything stands. [Better. Keep it to the point and quit screwing around. You know we can get anyone to sockpuppet this "Ivey" persona if you keep this up, right? --CB, D1]

Vote “Delta Green” at the ENnies

We were thrilled to learn that Pelgrane’s The Fall of Delta Green is up for an ENnie Award for Best Setting. Vote for it now—and remember to vote for Arc Dream Publishing as Fan Favorite Publisher!

Newly Available

Control Group: At our warehouses; ships next week; in stores next month. Did you download the PDF? Give it a review or rating at DriveThruRPG!

Core Rulebooks Slipcase Sets: A reprint of the slipcases is at our warehouses and begins shipping next week. The individual volumes of the Agent’s Handbook and the Handler’s Guide are still available separately. Did you download the PDFs? Give them a review or rating at DriveThruRPG!

A Victim of the Art: First published in Countdown in 1999, this scenario by Dennis Detwiller has been updated for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game with new art by the author. In stores in September. Did you download the PDF? Give it a review or rating at DriveThruRPG!

Got a friendly local game store? Tell them to order the Delta Green line from their distributor or direct from Studio 2 Publishing.

Shipping in hardback next week.
Shipping in hardback next week.

In Final Editing Before Layout

Ex Oblivione: A Delta Green team responds to rumors of an incursion in the Southwest and things get…interesting. Look for it in the fall. This scenario by Dennis Detwiller will go out to backers and pre-orderers in place of Wormwood Arena, which wound up in Control Group.

Future/Perfect 3–4: Delta Green agents follow the trail of long-dead Arthur Hunt and the deadly repercussions of his work across the skein of time. Now being edited, reorganized, and updated for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game. Look for it in the fall. The PDF will go out free to all backers of this Kickstarter project and will be available for sale to everyone else.

In Post-Playtest Revisions

Iconoclasts: A Delta Green team embedded in the U.S. military in Iraq must cross into ISIL territory to put down a threat than deeper than human terrorism. Delivery TBD.

First Draft in Editing

Impossible Landscapes: Dennis Detwiller’s campaign of Delta Green confronting the surreal horrors of Carcosa and the King in Yellow. I’ll start playtesting it locally, soon, and improving the manuscript with my own sharpest artistry and knives. Delivery TBD.

In Development

ARCHINT: This was to be a scenario-size collection of artifacts, rituals, and tomes, and detailed notes on how to get at some that are described elsewhere, that you can add to any game or use as inspiration for scenarios. Dennis and I have a lot of those written—some that we had to cut from the Handler’s Guide for space, some that we developed for scenarios that never saw the light of day or that are still in the works, some that we did just for fun—so expect this one soon. Delivery TBD.

Jack Frost: My 1999 scenario from Pyramid Online needs heavy revisions and new art, but it’s already written. We just need to get those other short works out first. Delivery TBD.

PISCES: Giles Hill, Nick Brownlow, and Graeme Price expect to send us the first draft by the end of the year. It’ll go to the DG team for review and then out for playtesting. Delivery TBD.

Deep State: I expect to finish the first draft with Chris Gunning by the end of the year. It’ll go to the DG team for review and then out for playtesting. Delivery TBD.

Falling Towers: I expect to develop this campaign book with Dan Harms next year. Delivery TBD.

Operational History: We expect to bring this collection of historical campaign frameworks together next year. Delivery TBD.

Meanwhile

Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The sleeper wakes, fecund and hungry! [OK, what the fuck. Did Manning even review this? Cut this shit out. You do NOT say the "S" word in digital fucking communications even if it's just between us. See me tomorrow. We need to review before the edited version goes out. If Oakes gets involved, your blood will not be on my hands. --CB, D1]

Digital download available: A Victim of the Art
2 months ago – Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:53:24 PM

Thank you for backing Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game. We are proud to present the latest digital reward, an updated PDF of Dennis Detwiller's classic scenario A Victim of the Art. A link to a free download from DriveThruRPG is already going out to all backers. Log in to BackerKit and check your digital downloads for the link.

At your option, A Victim of the Art is also available in paperback. Please note that while the PDF is part of this Kickstarter's rewards, the paperback is separate. We originally conceived this reward as strictly a digital download. We did not budget for printing and mailing it to thousands of backers. That is why the paperback is not being sent as a reward to backers like the PDF.

We hope you enjoy this update to A Victim of the Art.

Find it in BackerKit or order from DriveThruRPG
Find it in BackerKit or order from DriveThruRPG

Download "Control Group" Now
4 months ago – Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 11:44:36 PM

Delta Green: Control Group is now available in PDF. The PDF edition is FREE to everyone who backed this Kickstarter! Check your digital downloads in BackerKit for a download link.

Everyone else can buy the PDF edition of Control Group at DriveThruRPG.

The hardback edition of Control Group is at press now and is due in our warehouses in July. Pre-order it here and get the PDF free.

Now available in PDF
Now available in PDF

The Deadly Light of Revelation

Born of the U.S. government’s 1928 raid on the degenerate coastal town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, the covert agency known as Delta Green opposes the forces of darkness with honor but without glory. Delta Green agents fight to save humanity from unnatural horrors—often at a shattering personal cost.

The team behind the eight-time ENnie Award-winning Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game presents Control Group, a collection of original adventures to introduce players to Delta Green. These operations will lead future agents to new heights of cosmic terror. 

Blacksat

"BLACKSAT" follows a team of NASA astronauts and a pair of strange civilians into space in 2010. A simple satellite repair leads them to truths of mathematics and physics beyond all human wonder and fear. 

Night Visions

"Night Visions" tracks U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in 2011. A diplomatic patrol takes them to Gath Valley, a corner of the country that everyone tries to ignore—a place of deep shadows and ancient hungers. 

Sick Again

"Sick Again" sees a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rushing to rural Arizona in 2012. Investigating a strange viral outbreak may expose them to threats beyond time itself.

Wormwood Arena

"Wormwood Arena" brings together survivors of the prior adventures—if there are any—as Agents of Delta Green. A harmless-seeming Kansas cult’s new pamphlet sports a sigil of unnatural portent. The Agents must investigate the cult, perhaps even infiltrate it, and stop a catastrophic incursion before it begins.

Delta Green: Control Group is written by Greg Stolze and Shane Ivey, and illustrated by Dennis Detwiller.

Leave a Review!

Customer ratings and reviews are the lifeblood of small press. After you have time to digest Control Group, please rate or review it at DriveThruRPG. Thanks!

Other Rewards

Check the status of upcoming rewards from this project at delta-green.com.

"The Complex" is here and "Control Group" is imminent
4 months ago – Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:04:14 PM

Delta Green: The Complex is available to the world. 

The Complex is a free 80-page digital reward for all backers. If you backed this KS, a link to the PDF of The Complex is in your digital downloads in BackerKit. This morning, we replaced the old PDF with a link to download the new version (with a handful of minor corrections) free from DriveThruRPG. Everyone else can buy it now.

The Complex is also available as a full-color book. Its printing and physical delivery were not funded by KS, so the printed book is not a KS reward. But it is very, very pretty if you want the print option to go with your free PDF. 

The Complex collects what was going to be four short PDFs: "Beltway Bandits," "Big Data," "Fusion Centers," and "The Collectors." The Complex is written by Christopher Gunning, author of the federal agencies chapter in the Agent's Handbook. It dives deep into 21 U.S. federal agencies and private-sector contractors, how they relate to each other, how to use them in your campaign, and suggested Agent professions.

Download the PDF at BackerKit or click to order The Complex in print
Download the PDF at BackerKit or click to order The Complex in print

Updated: Agent Dossiers

We have updated the Agent Dossiers collection to include sheets for all the new professions found in The Complex. If you bought Agent Dossiers before, look for an update with the new documents. 

Agent Dossiers was not funded by KS, so it is not a KS backer reward. But it is  an incredibly useful asset. Download Agent Dossiers here.

Character sheets customized for every profession in the Agent's Handbook and The Complex
Character sheets customized for every profession in the Agent's Handbook and The Complex

Control Group

Delta Green: Control Group will come out in PDF and go to the printer next week. The PDF edition of Control Group will be a free 180-page digital reward for all backers. The hardback edition will ship this summer to backers who ordered it in hardback. Everyone else can pre-order Control Group in hardback at BackerKit. 

Control Group is a collection of new Delta Green scenarios written by Greg Stolze and Shane Ivey. They expose unsuspecting newcomers to the horrors of the unnatural—astronauts on one of the last space shuttle launches, soldiers in Afghanistan, CDC virologists—and brings them together to help Delta Green save others from that exposure.

Click the teddy bear for a preview
Click the teddy bear for a preview

Tell Your Store to Order

The Complex and Control Group will be in stores this summer, along with a new printing of the slipcase set of Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game.  Retailers and distributors can order them from our partners at Studio 2 Publishing.

Thank you for backing Delta Green!

A Mountain Walks and Pummels
5 months ago – Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 11:24:01 AM

We at Arc Dream Publishing and our friends at Fire Opal Games are bringing out Wrestlenomicon, a new card game of the Great Old Ones battling over the end of the world! 

Wrestlenomicon is 76% funded with 15 days to go. Can Cthulhu and Hastur bring in another 100 backers each? Can we all make the inevitable destruction of humanity a little more fun? Back Wrestlenomicon and make it happen!

A Great Game for Great Old Ones

Wrestlenomicon is a boxed game with two big decks of attack cards. 

  • Lay down a card to set an attack up. 
  • Lay down another card to set up another attack and bring your earlier one closer to hitting. 
  • Bring a card all the way to Ground Zero and it brings the pain!
  • Watch your opponent’s cards for devastating counterattacks.

Arc Dream Publishing’s Dennis Detwiller and Shane Ivey conceived Wrestlenomicon and wrote all the attack names. Fire Opal Games’ Rob Heinsoo and Sean McCarthy developed rules that are fast to learn but deep in strategy. Kurt Komoda painted every one of the beautiful cards.

Big tarot-size cards! Ancient Mythos tome not included.
Big tarot-size cards! Ancient Mythos tome not included.

Get Some!

Back Wrestlenomicon at the “Friend of Old Castro” or “Repairer of Reputations” level and get the game for only $20. Add an extra $20 to your pledge and get the Wrestlenomicon playmat!

Twenty-four terrifying inches across!
Twenty-four terrifying inches across!

After Wrestlenomicon funds, more Old Ones are coming. At $25,000, Nyarlathotep joins the fray and every deck grows from 60 to 70 cards. At $30,000, Yog-Sothoth squelches into the ring and every deck grows to 80 cards. 

Print and Play

Every backer gets instant access to Print-and-Play files to print out the Wrestlenomicon decks and play the game now. After you back Wrestlenomicon, go to Update #1 for the download link! 

Mobile Madness

Eat Elder Sign. Music of the Fears. A Mountain Walks and Pummels. K’n-yan Bluelight Special. The Moon is a Harsh Mattress. Cassilda’s Thong. See the horrors of these cards up close! Search for "wallpapers" at Wrestlenomicon.com to download 34 Wrestlenomicon wallpapers optimized for phones and mobile devices.

What Human Eyes Were Not Meant to See


Back Wrestlenomicon now!
Back Wrestlenomicon now!