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:
A Mountain Walks and Pummels
over 2 years 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.
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!
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!
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.
The Complex: 21 new agencies for all backers
over 2 years ago
– Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 12:26:19 AM
We are proud to present Delta Green: The Complex, written by Christopher Gunning with Shane Ivey.
From Big Data to Beltway Bandits
Cosmic terror infects the U.S. government and the companies that profit from it.
Delta Green: The Complex offers 21 new dossiers for federal agencies and important contractors to enhance your Delta Green campaign. Each dossier describes the entity’s budget, operatives, organizational structure and history, mandate, areas of friction with other agencies, suggested professions for Delta Green agents, and what it’s like to work there.
The Complex gives deep and playable details for both the Handler and the Agents. It covers the ATF, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Coast Guard, Consolidated Analysis Center Incorporated, Constellis Group, Customs and Border Protection, DARPA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, FEMA, the IRS, Lockheed Martin, NASA, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the National Parks Service, the National Reconnaissance Office, the NSA, the Office of Naval Intelligence, the RAND Corporation, and the Secret Service.
Redacted No Longer
The Complex collects and replaces four planned rewards that we called Redacted Files: "Beltway Bandits," "Big Data," "Fusion Centers," and "The Collectors."
For everyone else, The Complex will go on sale in PDF and full-color paperback in April 2019.
Agent's Handbook Errata
We have made a number of revisions and corrections in the Agent's Handbook in preparation for a reprint. The PDF edition has been corrected and distributed to all PDF customers at DriveThruRPG and at the Arc Dream Publishing store. If you downloaded it at those sites, check your library or order history for an updated version of the file. In the meantime, click here to download a summary of the most important changes.
Control Group (Greg Stolze and Shane Ivey) is in layout. We expect to release its PDF edition in April 2019 and ship the hardback this summer.
The annotated edition of The King in Yellow (Robert W. Chambers, annotated by Kenneth Hite, illustrated by Samuel Araya) is at the printer. We expect to ship it this summer.
Deep State (Shane Ivey and Christopher Gunning), Falling Towers (Shane Ivey and Daniel Harms), PISCES (Giles Hill, Nick Brownlow, and Graeme Price), and various shorter projects are in development.
Our friends (and Shane Ivey's Alabama neighbors) Heath and David at Infinite Black are running a monumentally successful KS in their Elder Dice line. Their Cthulhu Mythos-themed dice are gorgeous. Click here to back it and see for yourself.
Our first card game, Wrestlenomicon, is lumbering and slavering toward its goal. Dennis Detwiller and Shane Ivey worked with developer Rob Heinsoo to raise Wrestlenomicon from the stinking slimes of the antediluvian depths — and had a blast playtesting it with gamers over the last couple of years. Wrestlenomicon is a RIDICULOUSLY over-the-top card game of the Great Old Ones smashing and squicking each other for domination of the world, starting with Cthulhu and Hastur in the core set.
Wrestlenomicon! It's Here to Make All Our Dreams Come True
over 2 years ago
– Wed, Mar 06, 2019 at 11:44:31 PM
Shane Ivey here. Back in the prehistoric days of 2002, when the world was young and Elder Things squiggled across the Earth, Dennis Detwiller and I started batting around an idea for a game about Cthulhu and Hastur fighting. Heck, it was barely a game idea. More like emailing goofy Cthulhu Mythos puns back and forth. "Jet Fighters to the Face!" "The Fist in Yellow." "The R'lyeh Shuffle." "Cassilda's Thong."
There you can see the award-winning minds behind Delta Green and The Unspeakable Oath at work.
We didn't have the money to make it happen in those lean times, so we focused on our RPG work and on building up our company. Then a bazillion years passed.
NOW IT IS REAL.
We teamed up with Kurt Komoda (Better Angels, No Soul Left Behind) to illustrate all our UTTERLY INGENIOUS card titles.
Then we teamed up with Rob Heinsoo (Epic Spell Wars of the Battlewizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre, Dungeons & Dragons) and Sean McCarthy (Shadowrun: Crossfire, Homesteaders: New Beginnings) to turn this game idea into an actual game. And they made it awesome.
Then we spent a couple of years developing and playtesting, and having fun with it at Gen Con, and refining, and making videos, and postponing, and making more videos, and suddenly BLAMMO. Our next overnight sensation. WRESTLENOMICON.
The Code of the West (tentative release, tentative title); mid 2020 (Ivey, author)
Falling Towers goes to high priority after Deep State goes to playtesting; late 2020 (Harms & Ivey, authors)
Those Who Come After, late 2020 (Detwiller, author)
Those Who Come After props and handouts, late 2020 (Detwiller, author)
PISCES, late 2020 (Brownlow, Hill & Price authors)
All card art is done for the King in Yellow tarot, based on text Dan Harms and John Scott Tynes wrote in 2000’s Delta Green: Countdown. Wrestlenomicon has been developed into an ass-kicking game by Rob Heinsoo and Sean McCarthy for two years, based on material Dennis Detwiller and Shane Ivey started giggling over in 2002, and is ready to print and ship. At last, at last, at freaking last, they can move forward. And they are amazing.
Wrestlenomicon, 5 MAR 2019 (Detwiller, Heinsoo, Ivey & McCarthy, authors, and Komoda, artist)
Heat up the holidays with Shotgun Scenarios
almost 3 years 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.
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!)
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