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Delta Green

05 Aug

Delta Green is coming back!

This isn’t exactly a surprise, there’s been word that a new Delta Green was coming out for a while now, but the official press release has some answers to questions I’ve been curious about. Most importantly, what rules set it will be using. The old game used Call of Cthulhu as its engine, but word has been that the new Delta Green would be a stand-alone game.

According to the press release, the main game will still be based on Call of Cthulhu’s Basic Roleplaying Game system. They don’t specify if it will be 6th or 7th Edition, but my money is on 7th edition. However there will be another sourcebook called “The Fall of Delta Green” set in the 1960’s, written by Kenneth Hite, and using the GUMSHOE rules.

Delta Green was originally released in the 1990’s by Pagan Publishing as a massive sourecebook for Call of Cthulhu. The players take on the roles of agents who are members of a conspiracy within the US Intelligence community, one whose members put their lives and sanity on the line to hunt down and destroy elements of the Cthulhu mythos wherever they can and at any price. Delta Green agents know that they can never win against the mythos, their goal is to hold off the coming annihilation and buy humanity a little more time in the sun.

Delta Green had a strong following and was supported by a number of sourcebooks and some wonderfully bleak novels. I’m pleased to see that a new edition will soon be unleashed into the world.

 

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Gaming, Horror

 

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2 responses to “Delta Green

  1. Brian Courtemanche

    August 14, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Hi there,

    According to the Gen Con 2015 seminar hosted by the Delta Green folks, the new Delta Green will not be CoC 7th edition rules. It is their own rules set that seems to hew much more closely to the classic Call of Cthulhu rules (1st – 6th) with some new twists to specifically support the type of horror and sorts of activities found in a Delta Green scenario. The podcast by the Delta Green guys can be found here:

    http://theunspeakableoath.com/home/2015/08/unspeakable-episode-21-delta-green-seminar-at-gen-con-2015/

    …so you can hear the news straight from the people working on the game.

    Hope this is helpful!

    – Brian C.

     
    • Fractalbat

      August 15, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      Thanks! I will give it a listen. I appreciate the info!

       

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