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And yet another two RPG bundles - Delta Green

These are a couple of repeat offers for the Delta Green RPG (best summarised as spies and special ops v Cthulhu), released now to publicise the forthcoming Kickstarter for a 25th anniversary update of the game.

 

Delta Green RPG

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2021DGRPG

Delta Green Roleplaying Game Agent HandbookThis is the first of two offers now in progress featuring Arc Dream Publishing's RPG of modern-day Cthulhu Mythos conspiracy-horror, Delta Green. This reactivated June 2018 Delta Green RPG Bundle, with the core rulebooks and early supplements, has a companion DG Operations offer -- itself revived from October 2019.

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. Unlike the antiquarian researchers in many traditional Mythos games, agents of the US government conspiracy known as Delta Green 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. Arc Dream publisher Shane Ivey's Delta Green RPG sales pitch: "Spring a fun surprise on your players where, instead of playing magic-action superheroes with swords, they play broken-down federal agents crying in a rented storage locker until the hungry shadows find them."

In both its Pagan Publishing version as a Call of Cthulhu campaign setting and in this standalone incarnation, funded in a September 2015 Kickstarter campaign, DG's compelling mix of conspiracies, UFOs, intelligence tactics, and Lovecraftian terror has brought it unsurpassed praise. This revival once again presents the Delta Green Agent's Handbook and Handler's Guide rulebooks, plus many operations (scenarios) and fiction. It's a nice tie-in to Arc Dream's new Delta Green: The Conspiracy Kickstarter campaign to fund a gorgeous updated 25th-anniversary edition of the original DG campaign book.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.

Ten percent of each purchase of these two Delta Green RPG offers (after gateway fees) goes to their 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.

Delta Green Roleplaying Game Handler GuideThe total retail value of the titles in this revived offer is US$105. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all 105 titles in this revival's Agent Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the Agent's Handbook (plus 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.

Those who pay more than this revival's threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Handler Collection with four more titles worth an additional $65, including the Handler's Guide core rulebook and Handler's Screen reference charts, the six-scenario collection A Night at the Opera (a compilation of the scenarios published separately as Extremophilia, Music From a Darkened Room, Observer Effect, Reverberations, The Star Chamber, and Viscid), and the ready-to-play introductory scenario Kali Ghati.





DG Operations

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Operations2021

Delta Green RPG supplement The ComplexThis revived Delta Green Operations offer is a companion to another revival in progress, the June 2018 Delta Green RPG Bundle. If you're new to Arc Dream's standalone version of Delta Green -- the standalone horror-espionage-conspiracy RPG of covert agents against the forces of darkness -- start there with the core rulebook and early supplements.

This second offer adds operations (scenarios) and supplements, including two major books, Control Group and The Complex. Many of these titles were written and illustrated by prolific DG co-creator Dennis Detwiller. Both of these DG bundles promote Arc Dream's new Delta Green: The Conspiracy Kickstarter campaign to fund a gorgeous updated 25th-anniversary edition of the original DG campaign book edited by Dennis with Arc Dream publisher Shane Ivey.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.

Ten percent of each purchase of these two Delta Green RPG offers (after gateway fees) goes to their 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.

Delta Green RPG supplement Control GroupThe total retail value of the titles in this revived offer is US$101. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all ten titles in this revival's Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, 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.

Those who pay more than this revival's threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with 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; the four-part campaign Future/Perfect (total retail $20); a serial-killer scenario, A Victim of the Art; and The Unspeakable Oath issue #25.


 


Last time around I said (of the original game offer):

For some reason I never got into Delta Green when it was a Call of Cthulhu setting, possibly because I was already writing my own games when it first appeared, and because I was more than a little "monstered out" in the nineties, but I'm now interested in seeing what it's like, and how the intelligence emphasis differs from the original game. I'm also wondering how it will compare to the Laundry RPG, which has a more British focus. It looks like you get a lot for your money, and given it's a very well-received game I think I can recommend it. But as usual I have to stress that I don't pay for this, if you do your mileage may vary.



Since then I've had a good look, and it is very well done indeed. I prefer the Laundry setting, on the whole, but Delta Green has a lot to offer and the themes of both games would work together very nicely for anyone who wants to try mixing and matching elements of both games - in fact the end of the first Laundry book reads a lot like a Delta Green special ops team at work, except that it's the SAS rather than US special forces so the level of firepower involved is slightly saner...

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