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Delta Green RPG x2

Delta Green RPG x2

Thursday 12 August 2021
In August 2021 we reactivated two offers featuring Delta Green, the RPG from Arc Dream Publishing about covert agents fighting the mind-rending perils of the Cthulhu Mythos. The June 2018 Delta Green RPG Bundle had the core rulebooks and early supplements. And, returning from October 2019, its accomplice offer DG Operations added lots more sourcebooks and scenarios.

Delta Green books have won three Origins Awards and twelve ENnie Awards, starting with the Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement in 1997. For 15 years, Delta Green and Delta Green: Countdown have been the highest-rated RPG books on the Game Index. On RPGgeek Delta Green is consistently in the Top 10 RPG products and often in the Top 5. Designer Kenneth Hite called the original DG sourcebook “the absolute finest roleplaying game book of the decade, bar none.”

[from June 2018]

Humanity’s fate was sealed aeons ago. The stars align, and alien entities seek to reclaim what once was theirs. But behind the scenes, some among us are fighting back. 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. Unlike the antiquarian researchers in many traditional Mythos games, agents of this conspiracy confront mind-shattering weirdness with modern technology as well as ancient spells. Perpetually at risk of both insanity and treason, DG operatives face not only hostile aliens, but subversive elements within their own ranks. They fight to save humanity from unnatural horrors — often at a shattering personal cost.

DG‘s compelling mix of conspiracies, UFOs, intelligence tactics, and Lovecraftian terror has brought it unsurpassed praise. In the comprehensive RPG. net Game Index of 20,000 roleplaying games, the original Pagan Publishing Delta Green (a supplement for Call of Cthulhu) ranks #2 — and #1 is the DG supplement Countdown. We presented the Pagan DG supplements in our March 2014 Delta Green Pagan Bundle. In 2016 the co-creators revamped the setting as a standalone RPG from Arc Dream Publishing, funded in a smash September 2015 Kickstarter campaign. We presented the new line in June 2018 and again in October 2019. Now, back for a third time, this Delta Green RPG Bundle gave new operatives a chance to get the DG rulebooks, operations (scenarios), fiction, and play aids.

There were three titles in this revived offer’s Agent Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the Delta Green Agent’s Handbook player rulebook (plus the Briefing Documents, the Need to Know quickstart rules, and other play aids) and two Delta Green fiction collections: Tales from Failed Anatomies by DG co-creator Dennis Detwiller (funded partly through his Patreon campaign) and the anthology Extraordinary Renditions, with stories by Kenneth Hite, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, all the original DG creators, and many more.

This offer’s Handler Collection added four more titles worth an additional $65, including the DG Handler’s Guide rulebook and Handler’s Screen reference charts, the six-scenario collection A Night at the Opera, and the ready-to-play scenario Kali Ghati.  

2. DG OPERATIONS [Oct 2019]

This revived October 2019 DG Operations companion offer added many more sourcebooks and scenarios, including the major releases Control Group and The Complex. There were ten titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $40), including three tense DG operations (The Last Equation, Lover in the Ice, and Sweetness); the Agent Dossiers with dozens of pregenerated player characters; three full-color issues of the superb Cthulhu Mythos gaming magazine The Unspeakable Oath (Oath #23, issue #24, and issue #25); and three fine examples of Delta Green fiction and drama: Down in the Delta, The Way It Went Down, and a two-scene play by DG co-creator John Scott Tynes, In the Court of the Yellow King.

This offer’s Bonus Collection added eight more titles worth an additional $61, including the scenario collection Control Group; The Complex, a rundown of agencies and entities that employ DG operatives; Dennis Detwiller’s four-part campaign Future/Perfect (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4); the serial-killer investigation A Victim of the Art; and The Unspeakable Oath issue #25.  

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to these two Delta Green RPG revivals’ pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.