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:

The dice sing a tune to which the false people dance
11 months ago – Wed, May 20, 2020 at 05:31:02 AM

The dice sing a tune to which the false people dance while the book leads you all on. And whether you want it or not, you dance. 

We dance. 

We all dance this way, hand in hand, until the end of the world.

Impossible Landscapes still occupies most of our labor. Presently 156,418 words, it will likely be 320 pages long. It has undergone three rounds of editing and revisions and has at least one still to go before layout. It is possible that we send it to layout in July and have a PDF in August and a hardback in December.

Remember, you can review your rewards in BackerKit by logging in here with your Kickstarter email address: https://delta-green-the-role-playing-game.backerkit.com/ 

A family of three still “lives” here: Aneate, Lemark, and Besar Barré—mother, father, and child. Each has a blood-stained pillowcase over their head, marked by a bullet hole and muzzle burn, slick with blood and brains. Their features are hidden beneath the cloth. But they go about their daily lives, unperturbed.

Other rewards linger. We present them in order of hypothetical nearness to publication. Quantum mechanics and Delta Green deal in probabilities, never certainties until observation fixes an object into a final state. Some of the projects could come sooner but I prefer to remain conservative in my equivocation.

ARCHINT: PDF, about 32 pages. Needs its first draft completed. Then review, revisions, art, maps, copy editing, layout. ETA: Maybe July.

Iconoclasts: PDF, about 64 pages. Needs a final review to see if it needs further playtesting. Then copy editing and layout. ETA: Maybe August. 

Jack Frost: PDF, about 32 pages. Needs final revisions and probably a round of playtesting. Then further revisions, copy editing, layout. ETA: Maybe September.

PISCES: Hardback and PDF, about 192 pages. Needs first-draft review and revisions. Then playtesting, final revisions, art and maps, copy editing, layout. ETA: Maybe January 2021 in PDF and May 2021 in hardback.

Deep State: Hardback and PDF, about 192 pages. Needs its first draft completed. Then review, revisions, playtesting, revisions, art, maps, copy editing, layout. ETA: Maybe March 2021 in PDF and July 2021 in hardback.

Operational History: PDF, about 80 pages. Needs its first draft completed. Then review, revisions, art, maps, copy editing, layout. ETA: Maybe April 2021.

Falling Towers: Hardback and PDF, about 192 pages. Needs its first draft completed. Then review, revisions, playtesting, revisions, art, maps, copy editing, layout. ETA: Maybe May 2021 in PDF and September 2021 in hardback.

Recording 10: A teenage boy is heard running a sink full-blast while chanting, “Show me more, show me more, show me more.” Occasionally a squeaking sound is heard. Eventually, a second voice speaks in a low, slow, croaking voice. It sounds like a very old and sick man speaking between bellowing gasps for air. Over the course of 2 minutes and 24 seconds, it says: “And so we come to our end, of sorts. A play that contains multitudes. All who died. All who live. All who yet shall. Upon this stage with us forever.”

What impossible landscapes wait beyond the cracked corners of this false world?
about 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 12:54:59 AM

Delta Green: Impossible Landscapes is nearly complete. Not entirely. Perhaps never entirely. What is the concept of completion to those who have imagined the King in Yellow? The Stranger at the inescapable masquerade? The shifting streets of Carcosa? The twin suns sinking behind the lake? All those haunting thoughts give the mind the comfort of despair, played out on stages in acts of desperate pareidolia. By what hubris speak we of completion?

Abigail W., a regional manager for Seere, Inc., fails to show up to work for two weeks. When she finally arrives, she claims to have traveled to a foreign country to marry a king. But her demeanor is disheveled, and many say she is not herself. Should you report this to mental health services? (Y/N)

Impossible Landscapes is nearly ready for you. It still has a few editorial passes to go. It still could benefit from feedback by readers not daunted by its scope and its distressing intimations. We conceived it as a campaign about 160 pages long, perhaps up to 192, no longer than the Agent's Handbook. Its manuscript's page count is 333. That number has no occult significance. No more than any other number, at any rate. It is merely a number. An imaginary object by which to focus thought into a pattern or structure for the deeper understanding of reality. It would be better for the number to have no significance.

Say the things we cannot say elsewhere. Find ourselves and know ourselves. Become the rulers of our own lives. Say what you will.

Those of you who have the PDF or hardback edition of Impossible Landscapes as a reward or pre-order can find its current manuscript in BackerKit.  

Your invitation is enclosed.

*Three* rewards are out today: Future/Perfect 3, Future/Perfect 4, and Ex Oblivione
over 1 year ago – Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 10:36:08 PM

Today we've sent three rewards out to backers. 

Future/Perfect, Part 3

Duxbury, Pennsylvania, is shrouded in secrets. For decades, it has been virtually a company town, run by a subsidiary of Hunt Electronics, Inc. Hunt Electronics came to Delta Green's attention in deadly encounters in Death Valley (Future/Perfect, Part 1) and amid the Ohio serpent mounds (Future/Perfect, Part 2). Now the Agents must look deeper into Hunt Electronics' most secretive and suspicious project. It lurks in the depths of Duxbury, where the whole town enthusiastically supports its largest employer, and the employees work with the dedication that comes only with a mission that's larger than any of them. Arthur Hunt is long dead, but it seems his dream to change the face of the Earth is alive and well.

If you backed Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game at one of the "All the PDFs" levels, you can find Future/Perfect, Part 3 in your Digital Downloads on BackerKit. 

Future/Perfect, Part 3 is also available in the Delta Green Operations Bundle, running until 28 OCT 2019 at Bundle of Holding. It will go on sale separately on Halloween.

Future/Perfect, Part 4

From Death Valley to the Ohio serpent mounds to a cultish industrial plant, the Agents have pursued the secrets of long-dead inventor Arthur Hunt and his legacy of unnatural power and danger. Now they face the ultimate revelations. A culture all but extinct, fallen before humanity learned to record its history, struggles to rise and conquer from the distant past. And a force beyond space-time itself looks on, turning the Agents' desperate struggles and sacrifices to its own inconceivable ends. If the Agents survive, it may only be to see a world changed and traumatized even more drastically than themselves.

If you backed Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game at one of the "All the PDFs" levels, you can find Future/Perfect, Part 4 in your Digital Downloads on BackerKit. 

Future/Perfect, Part 4 is also available in the Delta Green Operations Bundle, running until 28 OCT 2019 at Bundle of Holding. It will go on sale separately on Halloween.

Ex Oblivione

A gruesome crime draws Delta Green to the haunted desert. Bodies have been ritualistically mutilated. Bizarre words carved into the drywall speak to the insanity of the killer -- and, to Delta Green, the urgency of the investigation: HOME DAGON HOME HOME YHANTHLEI SEA TO THE SEA.

Ex Oblivione replaces Wormwood Arena as a backer reward and preorder. If you backed Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game at one of the "All the PDFs" levels, or if you pre-ordered Wormwood Arena, you can find Ex Oblivione in your Digital Downloads on BackerKit. It will go on sale separately on Halloween.

Two Delta Green Bundles of Holding

Tell your friends, this is the time to turn their curiosity about Delta Green into action. Until 28 OCT 2019, Delta Green is featured in two Bundles of Holding. The Delta Green Operations Bundle features dozens of Delta Green scenarios and other resources, starting at $7.95. The Delta Green RPG Bundle features the core rules, fiction, and more scenarios, starting at only $12.95. Spread the word and help us recruit more Agents.

More

The past is bloody teeth…which still hunger
over 1 year ago – Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 01:40:42 AM

Coming all too soon from Arc Dream Publishing

A gruesome crime draws Delta Green to the haunted desert. Bodies have been ritualistically mutilated. Bizarre words carved into the drywall speak to the insanity of the killer—and, to Delta Green, the urgency of the investigation: HOME DAGON HOME HOME YHANTHLEI SEA TO THE SEA.

Dennis Detwiller's scenario "Delta Green: Ex Oblivione" is coming later this month. For Kickstarter backers, "Ex Oblivione" replaces the stretch goal "Wormwood Arena," which wound up as part of the book Control Group. If you paid for the PDF of "Wormwood Arena" as a reward, you can find it in Control Group and you'll also get the PDF of "Ex Oblivione." "Ex Oblivione" will be available separately in print.

Recently on Patreon

Shane Ivey here. I’ve finally launched my own Patreon program! Sign up to get inside access to my personal work in Delta Green, D&D, historical RPGs, adaptations of the DG rules to other genres and settings, early-access videos and podcasts, and more. (This is not the still-developing Patreon for The Unspeakable Oath. When that launches, it will have its own slate of material by all kinds of contributors.) And of course, Dennis Detwiller's Patreon is going strong with excerpts of his amazing work.

Got a Game Store?

Tell them to order the Delta Green line from their distributor or direct from Studio 2 Publishing.

Meanwhile

[[DG update with ENnies and Control Group and stuff, add title before it goes out --CB, D1]]
over 1 year 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]