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:

Heat up the holidays with Shotgun Scenarios
about 1 month ago – Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 12:11:11 AM

The year 2018 is going out with a bang for agents of Delta Green.

Vote for Shotgun Scenarios

Superfans on the Delta Green Mailing List have organized the annual Shotgun Scenario Contest since 2005. The 2018 contest had a record 58 entries! Every one of them is a short, stab of a scenario by a Delta Green gamer, no more than 1,500 words plus stats. Please join the fun—and giving the gaming community even better resources for new players and Handlers—by reading the scenarios and voting for your favorites.

Prizes for the winners include…

  • First place: A $20 gift certificate at DriveThruRPG, 12 months of 25 GB SSD web hosting from Artiarc.com, any Arc Dream Publishing PDF free from Arc Dream Publishing, any physical product from shop.arcdream.com mailed at no cost, and (if the author wishes) the Shotgun Scenario itself edited and published in The Unspeakable Oath.
  • Second place: A $10 gift certificate at DriveThruRPG, 12 months of 10 GB SSD web hosting from Artiarc.com, any Arc Dream Publishing PDF free from Arc Dream Publishing, and any physical product from shop.arcdream.com mailed at no cost.
  • Third place: A $5 gift certificate at DriveThruRPG, 12 months of 5 GB SSD web hosting from Artiarc.com, and any Arc Dream Publishing PDF free from Arc Dream Publishing.

And lest your Agents think that shotguns and fire can solve all their problems….

"Incindiary rounds sounded like such a great idea for the op..."

Game With Us at ChupacabraCon

Arc Dream Publishing will be in Texas in force in May for Chupacabracon. Sign up for games with us and join us for seminars on horror gaming, historical resources in gaming, and Arc Dream itself.

  • Benjamin Baugh will run Monsters and Other Childish Things 
  • Adam Scott Glancy will run Delta Green 
  • Allan Goodall will run Delta Green and Godlike 
  • Kenneth Hite will join us for the seminars 
  • Shane Ivey will run Delta Green
  • Greg Stolze will run Grim War

Gen Con Events

Event submissions for Gen Con 2019 begin in January. Watch for our volunteer guidelines and rewards. Start planning now. (Your favorite Shotgun Scenarios make great convention scenarios!)

In Progress

We have a LOT of books in the works. These are the projects getting most of our most immediate attention right now. 

  • The King in Yellow Annotated Edition is in layout; ETA in PDF in January 2019, hardback in May 2019
  • Wrestlenomicon prototype copies go to the printer this week and will be available to reviewers and previewers in January 2019; watch for it on Squickstarter I mean Kickstarter in February 2019
  • The Unspeakable Oath will come to Patreon and Drip in January 2019
  • Delta Green: Control Group is in editing, with layout beginning in January 2019; ETA in PDF in February 2019, hardback in June 2019 
  • Delta Green: The Complex is in editing; ETA in PDF and paperback in March 2019
  • Delta Green: A Victim of the Art is in editing and illustration; ETA in PDF in March 2019
  • Swords & Sorceries: The Sea Demon's Gold, a new D&D5 adventure by Shane Ivey, is being illustrated by Kurt Komoda; ETA in PDF and paperback in March 2019
  • Delta Green: Iconoclasts text has been received from Adam Scott Glancy; preliminary editing in January 2019, playtesting in February 2019, revisions and editing in March 2019, layout in April 2019, ETA in PDF and paperback in May 2019
  • Delta Green: Impossible Landscapes is in writing and illustration by Dennis Detwiller
  • Delta Green: Deep State is in research and writing by Chris Gunning and Shane Ivey
  • Delta Green: God’s Teeth is in research and writing by Caleb Stokes
  • Delta Green: The Labyrinth is in research and writing by John Scott Tynes

Teach Your Kids to Game

Get Monsters and Other Childish Things, our classic game line of childhood monstrousness, on sale at DriveThruRPG until the end of December 2018!

Termination Shock

Delta Green co-author Greg Stolze presents Termination Shock, his RPG of sci-fi discovery and alien first contact. He is raising funds for it for another week or so. Check out actual-play recordings and back this fun game now.

A triptych of previews
about 2 months ago – Sat, Dec 01, 2018 at 11:33:16 PM

Here's Arc Dream Publishing's estimated schedule for the first half of 2019. No dates are final until it’s out of our brains and in your hands.

  • January 2019 The King in Yellow (Annotated) in PDF 
  • January 2019 The Unspeakable Oath on Patreon and Drip 
  • February 2019 Delta Green: Control Group in PDF 
  • February 2019 Wrestlenomicon on Kickstarter 
  • March 2019 Delta Green: The Complex in PDF and paperback 
  • March 2019 Delta Green: A Victim of the Art in PDF 
  • March 2019 Delta Green: The Labyrinth in PDF 
  • March 2019 Swords & Sorceries: The Sea Demon’s Gold in PDF and paperback 
  • April 2019 Delta Green: Iconoclasts in PDF and paperback 
  •  April 2019 Elder Things in PDF and paperback 
  • April 2019 Swords & Sorceries: The Song of the Sun Queens in PDF and paperback 
  • May 2019 The King in Yellow (Annotated) in hardback 
  • May 2019 Delta Green: Jack Frost in PDF and paperback 
  • May 2019 Swords & Sorceries: The Tomb of Fire in PDF and paperback 
  • May 2019 The King in Yellow Tarot on Kickstarter 
  • June 2019 Delta Green: Control Group in hardback 
  • June 2019 Swords & Sorceries: The God-King’s Curse in PDF and paperback 
  • June 2019 Delta Green: Schemata in PDF and paperback

Impossible Landscapes: Ancillary Casualties

The horrors of the King in Yellow spread. They stretch and change and move. They make the ordered world into a dream-jumbled mess of terror. Usually, when that terror reaches the limit of the mind it occupies, it settles and pools, consuming that person and location in darkness. Sometimes, that location skirts the edges of Carcosa for some time before being eaten by it. Here are two such examples of haunted locations in the upcoming campaign book Impossible Landscapes. Order at BackerKit.

A glimpse of Impossible Landscapes
A glimpse of Impossible Landscapes

The Labyrinth: The Center for the Missing Child

John Scott Tynes brings us a new conduit for horror with the Center for the Missing Child, a Delta Green friendly organization to use in your games. Coming soon in Delta Green: The Labyrinth. Order at Pledge Manager.

Secrets of the Center for the Missing Child
Secrets of the Center for the Missing Child

The King in Yellow: The Repairer of Reputations

The deluxe edition of The King in Yellow features paintings by Samuel Araya, an introduction by John Scott Tynes, and annotations by Kenneth Hite. Here's a sample. Order at shop.arcdream.com.

Coming soon
Coming soon

What Are We Up To?
3 months ago – Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 02:00:19 AM

How is the DG team keeping busy these days?

Dennis Detwiller is wrapping up art for Control Group and Wormwood Arena. Look for them in the spring. Dennis is also about 3/4 done with Impossible Landscapes. It keeps trying to expand and may wind up being a larger book than planned, but we’re trying to hone it down to sharp perfection. He'll move next to Those Who Came After, funded with The Labyrinth.

Shane Ivey is editing The Complex. We’re also adding a couple of agencies that come up often in play. He'll take A Victim of the Art to editing and layout after The Complex.

Adam Scott Glancy is 90% done with the first draft of Iconoclasts. That scenario has grown substantially in the writing. It is likely to be an 80-page mini-campaign rather than a one-shot scenario.

Christopher Gunning is halfway through what you could call Draft 0.5 of his parts of Deep State — the draft before it goes through the rigors of commentary by the rest of the DG team and gets turned into the official first draft.

Caleb Stokes is in the early stages on God’s Teeth, which was funded with The Labyrinth.

Giles Hill and the PISCES team are toiling away in secrecy on the far side of the Pond.

John Scott Tynes is over halfway done with the first draft of The Labyrinth.

Various other funded works — ARCHINT, Falling Towers, Future/Perfect 3 and 4, Jack Frost, Operational History, the scenarios and handout kits from the Labyrinth KS — are in various stages of scheming and research.

Elsewhere in Arc Dream:

Simeon Cogwell is starting layout on the annotated, illustrated edition of Chambers’ The King In Yellow, which features illustrations by Samuel Araya, annotations by Kenneth Hite, and an introduction by John Scott Tynes.

Dennis will have the King in Yellow tarot ready for KS as soon as we get updated physical samples from the manufacturer so we can finalize its budget.

Arc Dream and Rob Heinsoo’s company Fire Opal Games are nailing down final (I said final—FINAL this time!) preparations for the card game Wrestlenomicon.

For a change of pace, Shane is playtesting a series of D&D scenarios in the episodic, sword-and-sorcery mold. Of course, now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is out, it has claimed Shane’s life. Maybe that will jumpstart the Wild West (including the bad parts) RPG that he’s been working on for ages and may finish with help from Jess Nevins and maybe one or two other friends.

What have you been up to?

Secrets to share
4 months ago – Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 10:24:27 PM

Dennis Detwiller has prepared six Delta Green desktop images for your enjoyment. Download them now. 

The impossible landscapes of Carcosa will soon be yours.
The impossible landscapes of Carcosa will soon be yours.

The enjoyment, at least, is optional.

Delta Green's Ennie Awards

Thanks to the support of amazing gamers around the world, Delta Green was honored with six Ennie Awards at Gen Con 2018. This marks ten Ennie Awards won by Delta Green over the years and three Origins Awards. 

Best rules, production values, game, adventure, Product of the Year...
Best rules, production values, game, adventure, Product of the Year...

See the full list here.

Delta Green's Gen Con Q&A

Join Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Kenneth Hite, Shane Ivey, and Greg Stolze for a fun discussion of Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game and Q&A with the audience. Listen now.

And if you missed it, here's the Delta Green team discussing The Labyrinth and answering gamers' questions.

In Stores

Thanks to you, we have sent six Delta Green books to stores in the last six months. Tell your local game store to order the Delta Green line now.

In the Works

You can review our projects from this KS here. The Complex (formerly various "Redacted" titles), Control Group, A Victim of the Art, and Wormwood Arena are all closest to publication, with the rest in various stages of research and development: Shane Ivey and Chris Gunning are working on Deep State (and Shane will turn his attention to Falling Towers, with Daniel Harms, after that), Dennis Detwiller is working on Impossible Landscapes (and has Those Who Come After lined up next), Adam Scott Glancy is working on Iconoclasts, John Scott Tynes is working on The Labyrinth, Caleb Stokes is working on God's Teeth, and so on. You won't run out of new Delta Green material any time soon.

Be seeing you.

Last hours of The Labyrinth—3 new books and a 4th likely
6 months ago – Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 05:09:20 PM

We are in the final three hours of the campaign for John Scott Tynes' new sourcebook Delta Green: The Labyrinth. That campaign has been a smashing success, funding not just The Labyrinth but also Dennis Detwiller's sourcebook Those Who Come After, Caleb Stokes' infamous campaign God's Teeth, downloadable and paperback handout kits for all three books, and five Labyrinth-related scenarios. And we're a hair's-breadth from funding a sixth scenario, and Final Passages, a new hardback book collecting all six. 

We have so many other announcements. Our deluxe, annotated, illustrated edition of The King in Yellow has hit its sales target and is coming in the spring. Wrestlenomicon is imminent, and we'll be playing tons of it at Gen Con this week. The Unspeakable Oath is back at last with a new issue. 

Get all the news and back The Labyrinth while you still can.

Our hours are nearly ended.
Our hours are nearly ended.