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@Craig Bickford: Control Group was discussed on the GenCon panel, now posted on Unspeakable. http://theunspeakableoath.com/home/2018/08/unspeakable-episode-29-delta-green-at-gen-con-2018/
It sounds like Control Group is set for next spring.
I'm very interested in finding out more about the Control group release schedule also. Can we at least find out if you guys will be addressing it with an update sometime soon, with details to follow on the timeline? Maybe you can't give a hard date yet, but an estimate in a future update?
Hi guys, congrats on your Ennies, well deserved for what is an excellent system.
One quick question, do you have an ETA on the pdf of Control Group yet?
I was looking over some older updates and noticed you were confident of a May 2018 pdf release. So eager to get running the scenarios with my group.
Congrats on all those ENnies guys!
Thank you for the explanation. I'm looking forward to PISCES, especially. I appreciate the amount of work that went into the Handler's Guide, I'm a third in and it's a masterpiece. I'm also looking forward to the Labyrinth material.
@Oliver: Totally understandable! Shane Ivey here. We decided to move ahead on the Labyrinth (and its stretch goals) because the timing lined up. John and Caleb were not working on anything from the 2015 campaign (this one). Dennis will soon be finished with the main writing on Impossible Landscapes and was not committed to any other writing (he prefers to be juggle writing and illustrations). I could pretty safely volunteer to do a couple of scenarios, but I did not want to commit to anything larger because I'm still working on books from this KS. So there won't be any conflicts on the production side.
As for limiting factors on this campaign's rewards, the big one was taking plenty of time to get the Handler's Guide right. All the other books had to wait for it to be finalized. Now it's out, Dennis is far along in Impossible Landscapes, the PISCES team is working hard on PISCES, I'm working on Deep State, and so on.
I'm concerned... The new KS promises four new hardbacks. Which I am very interested in. But...
Out of the 8 hardbacks I have pledged for from this KS I have received 3 (plus 1 as a duplicate due to the whole slipcase thing). Out of the other 5 hardbacks, 1 is editing, 3 are in development, and 1 has no status so far. Seeing what else is in editing status, PDFs and smaller releases seem to have been given priority. I also see that at least one hardback in the new KS is written by Dennis Detwiller who at the same time seems to not have finished his hardback in this KS (in development). He also illustrates even more books in both...
This is after making a significant investment of hundreds of dollars, and 2 1/4 years after the original promised delivery date.
Make no mistake, I'm very pleased with the core game hardbacks, especially the Handler's Guide. The quality is very good.
I am however concerned with the rate of delivery. I can understand that there is a better business case for the core books and that the more sellable products are produced, the better for Arc Dream. But at this rate I don't see how I will have received my rewards in 2019 and I would like to know what the limiting factor is? Are key people stretched too thin? Was there an over-commitment from this KS? Was parallelizing work not possible?
One day left for Delta Green: the Labyrinth Kickstarter....currently at 120K pledged...several hardback books already funded, several more scenarios, and several handout kits.
If you haven’t backed yet, please take a look to see if it interests you.
@andy: IIRC, I sent that out to backers only by dropbox to save time.
Did anyone get a drivetrhu pdf code for Music From a Darkened Room?
Only got the normal dropbox link in the backer rewards. But no link to the store.
@stygian: We maintain a status list here: http://www.delta-green.com/2018/03/delta-green-the-rpg-kickstarter-rewards-report/
Looking forward to recieving the rest of my books. It's been a long wait but I currently have the fall of delta green, agents handbook, the slipcase and books, need to know, and game screen. I'm a sucker for hard copies so ive been buying the modules from drivethru (though this means there's no real reason to buy the collected edition).
What have I missed info wise? What's next to be released from the $300 pledge?
Major campaign book announced for Delta Green: Labyrinth.
Kickstarter ends 31JUL18.
@Pandarian - I just listened to it whilst working, and it is great - gives a clear impression of what to expect from DG:The Labyrinth - sounds right up my alley, glad I have been able to scrape some funds together to back it!
If anyone is interested RPPR did a pretty good interview with Tynes about Delta Green: the Labyrinth. Tynes discusses some of the project and some of the stretch goals that have been reached. Hints at way more. Could be a good opportunity to expand DG universe material.
@hobbesgoblin....You are correct sir...
They will have to back Delta Green: The labyrinth...live for the next 12 days or so.
Two new source books and two new scenarios...and maybe some props.
@Pandarian - uh, sure, but only if folks go over and back DG:The Labyrinth. We wont get those books from this KS.
Add two more books from the Labyrinth Kickstarter too...
That’s a whole lotta story material coming our way...
That's how I read it. :)
You should be getting Impossible Landscapes, Control Group, PISCES, Deep State and Falling Towers. Did I miss anything?
I count 5 more for my backer level. I had no idea I would be getting so many! It's a really good time to be a gamer!
@Shane Jackson: Here’s the status report: http://www.delta-green.com/2018/03/delta-green-the-rpg-kickstarter-rewards-report/
Which hardbacks are still coming for those who backed at THE NEW AGE? I've already received FALL OF DELTA GREEN as well as the core rulebooks. It's a good time to be a gamer. :)
There was mention a while back of providing an option for those of us who opted for PDF only to upgrade to the hardcover with the slipcase. Was that still on the table?
Yay it arrived and is glorious.
@Karl, shipping with ParcelForce from UK to Canada would have cost Arc Dream an additional £30 (about $50 CAD). Considering the Kickstarter was done under an assumption that we'd need to pay additional shipping costs as shipping prices will rise, and they have done an amazing job of not charging us, I'm more than happy paying the $22 in duties and taxes instead of being charged an additional $50 just to have it sent by another service that may (may) avoid as much duties. At least it wasn't FedEx or (sanity roll) UPS.
Did I misinterpret update 110? I have been watching the skies and Kickstarter updates but nothing new on The Labyrinth... Was update 111 silenced for some reason? Did it become part of The Mission? 🙂
Anyways, thx for delivering the beautiful monolith slipcase! Good times to be a DG handler.
A black monolith with a green triangle arrived today...
Mine is due for delivery tomorrow in Quebec, but I got stung for customs charges (EVERY TIME WITH DHL! EVERY TIME!!! please use another courier for Canada). Highly annnoying!
I am still waiting for my delivery here in Germany. I already dropped Shane a line with my details (contact details; correct address in backerkit) and hope that he is the correct recipient for my request.
@ADP: Awesome, somehow missed that one! Thank you! :)))
Just to check, we don't then get a drivethrurpg link for "MfaDR" one?
Ben W Bell, Arc Dream, thanks for the timely intel on that! International shipping is the real blasphemous horror.
@Logan Waterman: You can order The Fall of Delta Green at http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/the-fall-of-delta-green/
@Andy L: Check Update #88.
@Neal Dalton: It was updated a few days ago. http://www.delta-green.com/2018/03/delta-green-the-rpg-kickstarter-rewards-report/
Has the backer rewards page on the DG website been updated recently? I wanted to check on the status of the remaining items.
After going through the "Delta Green: The RPG Kickstarter rewards report" I was wondering about the Music From a Darkened Room? Is it supposed to be included in the "Rising Threats" backer level?
Cant wait to throw more money at you all for The Labyrinth...
Got my Case Officer's slip case. Great looking books. Can we pre-order the Fall of DG hardback? Link to where?
Looking forward to Labyrinth
Got it all a few days ago in New Zealand.
Just wanted to say this was definitely worth it!
A beautiful set of books, with great art.
Looking forward to running some games!
@Darren: I'm checking with the warehouse. Please log in to BackerKit and make sure your delivery address is correct. Thanks.
Fall of DG arrived some time ago but no word on the slipcase here in Brisbane. Tracking available at all?
Phew. Package marked as arrived but nothing waiting for me at home. Freaked out a little but then looked next door and saw the box had been left on my neighbor's doorstep despite our houses being clearly numbered. Great job, DHL Australia!
@David In all fairness I did a check between using ParcelForce (the UK parcel arm of the post office) and DHL (which it was shipped with) and DHL was less than half the price to ship. £24.27 vs £54.70. And that's not counting business discounts.
Package safely delivered to Quebec. Excellent job A-Cell.
Nothing yet for me in the U.K. Anyone else still waiting?
@David Bagdam: Sorry for the trouble. Per our fulfillment agent: "Canada has a maximum package weight of 2kg for all postal items (including books). It's what we'd use by default for anything under 2kg, but over that our hands are tied."
DHL notice in Canada today. Similar customs clearance fee Ben mentions though. ARC DREAM, any chance you can change from courier to post office in the future? I signed up for every book in print, I'd rather not pay $20+ for each one in the future. Starts to cut into the operations budget.
My books were delivered today, very nice slipcase. Greetings from Finland!