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The Last Day of Delta Green

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UPDATED. The explosively successful Kickstarter for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game ended on October 29, 2015. More than 2,500 backers unlocked dozens of new projects for Delta Green, the award-winning modern-day setting of Cthulhu Mythos gaming. Here’s a look at what’s to come.

Physical books and accessories

This project funded dozens of books and downloads. These are the biggest. Each of these books will be a full-color hardback between 160 and 320 pages long. The Handler’s Screen will be made of sturdy boards with an accompanying paperback book.

DELTA GREEN: THE ROLE-PLAYING GAME—AGENT’S HANDBOOK: Complete game rules; character creation; tips on playing specialized occupations such as federal agents and military operators; equipment and vehicles; sample characters; combat, Sanity, and Bonds; between-mission “Home” events; and more. Written by Dennis Detwiller, Chris Gunning, Shane Ivey, and Greg Stolze.

DELTA GREEN: THE ROLE-PLAYING GAME—CASE OFFICER’S HANDBOOK: An expanded core book that includes everything in the Agent’s Handbook plus chapters on creating scenarios; running campaigns and customizing the setting; creating and customizing Cthulhu Mythos tomes, monsters, spells, and alien artifacts; cults, factions, and threats; and more. Written by Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Chris Gunning, Kenneth Hite, Shane Ivey, and Greg Stolze.

HANDLER’S SCREEN WITH QUICKSTART KIT: A sturdy, landscape-oriented screen. Includes a quickstart guide to the rules, sample characters, and a short starter scenario. Written by Shane Ivey and Bret Kramer.

IMPOSSIBLE LANDSCAPES: A sourcebook and campaign of Delta Green confronting Carcosa and the King in Yellow. Written by Dennis Detwiller with Daniel Harms, Robin Laws, and John Scott Tynes.

CONTROL GROUP: An introductory campaign built to ease new groups into Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game. Written by Greg Stolze.

DEEP STATE: A sourcebook detailing the projects and companies that spun off from Majestic-12 in the War on Terror. Written by Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Chris Gunning, Kenneth Hite, and Shane Ivey.

PISCES: A sourcebook detailing the UK’s fraught paranormal program and Delta Green operations overseas. Written by Adam Crossingham, Adam Scott Glancy, Giles Hill, and others.

THE FALL OF DELTA GREEN: A Gumshoe RPG of Delta Green in the 1960s. Written by Kenneth Hite (Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents) and published by Pelgrane Press.

FALLING TOWERS: A campaign and sourcebook dedicated to Delta Green in New York City and its war against the infamous cult called the Fate. Written by Dennis Detwiller, Daniel Harms, and Shane Ivey.

Backers’ best options

The Kickstarter project offers endless customization to help backers get exactly what they want. Here’s a quick guide to picking your best Reward Tier and pledge amount.

IF YOU WANT JUST THE FREEBIES: Back the FRIENDLY tier ($1). Every backer gets a host of downloadable rules, scenarios, and stories:

  • The Delta Green quickstart guide in PDF with pregenerated characters and the scenario “Last Things Last.” Available now.
  • Delta Green: Control Group in PDF, a full-length campaign with pregenerated characters.
  • “Kali Ghati” in PDF, a scenario with pregenerated characters. Playtest draft available now.
  • “Lover in the Ice,” Caleb Stokes’ horrifying scenario customized for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game. Available now.
  • “The Children of Atlach-Nacha” in PDF, a new threat to confront your agents. Available now.
  • “Down in the Delta” in PDF, a short story. Available now.
  • “Protocols: The Unripened Fruit” in PDF, a feature about the challenges of agents dealing with corpses. Available now.
  • “Making Horror Scenarios” in PDF, a guide to creating your own terrors. Available now.
  • In the Court of the Yellow King in PDF, a short play. Available now.
  • “I Have Seen the Yellow Sign” in PDF, a feature about the threat posed by the King in Yellow. Available now.
  • “The Last Show” in PDF, a short story. Available now.
  • “Redacted: Fusion Centers” in PDF.
  • “Redacted” The Collectors” in PDF.
  • “Redacted: Big Data” in PDF.
  • “Redacted: Beltway Bandits” in PDF.

IF YOU WANT THE AGENT’S HANDBOOK IN PDF: Back the AGENT’S PDF ($20). You also get everything from the FRIENDLY tier.

IF YOU WANT THE AGENT’S HANDBOOK IN HARDBACK PLUS PDF: Back the AGENT’S HARDBACK ($50). You also get everything from the FRIENDLY tier.

IF YOU WANT THE CASE OFFICER’S HANDBOOK IN PDF: Back the AGENT’S PDF tier ($20), but add $10 to your pledge for $30 total. After the project ends, you’ll be able to pick your specific rewards in Backerkit. Pick the Case Officer’s Handbook PDF. If you do that, you’ll ALSO get the Agent’s Handbook PDF at no extra cost. You also get everything from the FRIENDLY tier.

IF YOU WANT THE CASE OFFICER’S HANDBOOK IN HARDBACK PLUS PDF: Back the AGENT’S HARDBACK tier ($50), but add $20 to your pledge for $70 total. After the project ends, you’ll be able to pick your specific rewards in Backerkit. Pick the Case Officer’s Handbook hardback + PDF instead of the Agent’s Handbook hardback + PDF. If you do that, you’ll ALSO get the Agent’s Handbook PDF at no extra cost. You also get everything from the FRIENDLY tier.

IF YOU WANT THE FALL OF DELTA GREEN IN PDF: Back any tier (such as FRIENDLY for $1 if you want to save money) and add $25 to your pledge. After the project ends, you’ll be able to pick your specific rewards in Backerkit. Pick the PDF of The Fall of Delta Green. You also get everything from the FRIENDLY tier.

IF YOU WANT THE FALL OF DELTA GREEN IN HARDBACK PLUS PDF: Back the JUST THE FALL tier ($50). You also get everything from the FRIENDLY tier.

IF YOU WANT A PDF OF EVERY BOOK AND DOWNLOAD WE HAVE UNLOCKED: Back the RISING THREATS tier ($80). Please note that due to mix-ups early on, this does not include The Fall of Delta Green! To add The Fall of Delta Green in PDF, add $25 to your pledge for $105 total. After the project ends, you’ll be able to pick your specific rewards in Backerkit. Pick the PDF of The Fall of Delta Green.

IF YOU WANT EVERY BOOK WE HAVE UNLOCKED IN PRINT AND EVERY BOOK AND DOWNLOAD IN PDF: Back the NEW AGE tier ($300).

Boosting your pledge later

We will use Backerkit to keep track of pledges and rewards. That means you’ll be able to add funds to your pledge through Backerkit after the project ends in order to get additional rewards that you couldn’t fund during the project. But you must be a backer first!

International shipping

The listed pledge amounts include U.S. shipping and handling. Delivery of each book outside the U.S. will cost more. See the main project page for details.

Other downloads we’ve unlocked

Want even more? These are optional, premium add-ons for any reward tier. To reserve one, add its cost to your pledge. After the project ends, you’ll be able to pick your specific rewards in Backerkit. Pick the downloads you want. The RISING THREATS and NEW AGE tiers already include all of them.

  • “VISCID” ($5): A scenario by Dennis Detwiller.
  • “Observer Effect” ($5): A scenario by Shane Ivey.
  • Operational History ($15): A detailed history of the Delta Green setting by Gil Trevizo with Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, and Shane Ivey.
  • “ARCHINT” ($5): A collection of tomes, artifacts, and magic created using the Case Officer’s Handbook.
  • “Iconoclasts” ($5): A scenario by Adam Scott Glancy.
  • “The Star Chamber” ($5): A scenario by Greg Stolze.
  • “Wormwood Arena” ($5): A scenario by Greg Stolze.

Private games available

Want a unique reward? These high-end reward tiers allow access to private games with the authors of Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game.

OPERATION TIDAL ($250)—3 AVAILABLE: You get the Agent’s Handbook in hardback plus PDF and you get to join a private game with Greg Stolze at Gen Con 2016. You can add other books and downloads by increasing your pledge.

OPERATION FULMINATE ($250)—1 AVAILABLE: You get the Agent’s Handbook in hardback plus PDF and you get to join a private game with Dennis Detwiller at Gen Con 2016. You can add other books and downloads by increasing your pledge.

OPERATION MADRIGAL ($250)—1 AVAILABLE: You get the Agent’s Handbook in hardback plus PDF and you get to join a private game with Adam Scott Glancy at Gen Con 2016. You can add other books and downloads by increasing your pledge.

ALPHONSE LIVES! ($5,000)—1 AVAILABLE: You get everything! Six copies of the Agent’s Handbook in hardback plus PDF. A physical copy of each book funded by this project. The PDF of each book and download funded by this project. And you and one guest get to join in a private Delta Green game night with John Scott Tynes, Dennis Detwiller, and Adam Scott Glancy at the Pagan Publishing house in Seattle (warning: cats!). Afterward you get a copy of the original, 1997 Delta Green book autographed by all three creators. You’ll have to cover your transportation and lodging. We’ll contact you after the project ends to schedule the visit.

Estimated release schedule

  • DEC 2015: “Kali Ghati” in PDF
  • JAN 2016: Agent’s Handbook in PDF
  • JAN 2016: “Observer Effect” in PDF
  • JAN 2016: “Redacted: Fusion Centers” in PDF
  • FEB 2016: Handler’s Screen and Quickstart Guide in PDF
  • FEB 2016: “Star Chamber” in PDF
  • FEB 2016: “Redacted: The Collectors” in PDF
  • MAR 2016: Agent’s Handbook in hardback
  • MAR 2016: “VISCID” in PDF
  • MAR 2016: “Redacted: Big Data” in PDF
  • MAR 2016: “Wormwood Arena” in PDF
  • APR 2016: Case Officer’s Handbook in PDF
  • APR 2016: Handler’s Screen and Quickstart Guide in print
  • APR 2016: “ARCHINT” in PDF
  • APR 2016: “Redacted: Beltway Bandits” in PDF
  • MAY 2016: Operational History in PDF
  • MAY 2016: “Iconoclasts” in PDF
  • JUN 2016: Case Officer’s Handbook in hardback
  • JUN 2016: Control Group in PDF
  • AUG 2016: Impossible Landscapes in PDF
  • AUG 2016: Control Group in hardback
  • SEP 2016: Deep State in PDF
  • OCT 2016: Impossible Landscapes in hardback
  • OCT 2016: PISCES in PDF
  • NOV 2016: Deep State in hardback
  • NOV 2016: Falling Towers in PDF (if it’s funded)
  • DEC 2016: PISCES in hardback
  • JAN 2017: Falling Towers in hardback (if it’s funded)

Print and PDF distribution

CONSUMERS: After we deliver each new product to backers, consumers will be able to get it in PDF from DriveThruRPG or in print from Indie Press Revolution.

RETAILERS: Retailers will be able to order each book from Indie Press Revolution and from distributors worldwide. Our distribution sales agent will be Studio2 Publishing.

The mission is never over

Log in at Backerkit to preorder these books and downloads.

Shane Ivey runs Arc Dream Publishing and is the lead editor of the newest Delta Green projects.
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  2. trunglefever
    I'm glad to have been part of such a successful Kickstarter. I started playing CoC last year and stumbled upon Delta Green and immediately fell in love. I look forward to terrorizing and creating wonderful stories with my players!
  3. BaronSpaghetti
    Apparently, I was the last to hear about your kickstarter. Is there any way to back you after the the closeout?
    • admin
      On Monday, 30 NOV 2015, we will open up a BackerKit page to handle pledges and accept preorders for the books to come.

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