Delta Green: Need to Know
This is Shane Ivey from Arc Dream Publishing. I have exciting news.
DELTA GREEN: NEED TO KNOW is the official title of the Delta Green Handler's screen and quick-start rulebook. The rulebook is available as a PDF—free to everyone—at this link:
(That link is also available through BackerKit for backers' convenience.)
That's right, it's free to everyone. Share it anywhere and everywhere.
The other half of Need to Know, the Handler's screen, will be available soon in PDF to backers who paid for it and for purchase by everyone else.
- Blank Delta Green character sheet with fillable forms
- Pregenerated character sheets with fillable forms
With the release of Need to Know, we are releasing the core rules for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game under the Open Gaming License. That means you can use the rules that we developed for Delta Green in your own projects, free or commercial.
Before anyone asks, that's just for the rules. The Delta Green property itself—characters, organizations, names, anything specifically part of the Delta Green setting—is explicitly not part of the Open Gaming License. Publishing anything to do with Delta Green requires permission from the Delta Green Partnership.
Find details in the first few pages of Need to Know.
In BackerKit, we've changed the way downloads will be distributed to backers. Each backer gets a list of available downloads and links to download them. That allows us to update files more easily than when we distributed them directly through BackerKit.
For example, I have updated the PDF for the scenario "Kali Ghati" with a few corrections and clarifications. Log in to BackerKit and find its download link to get the current version.
The production schedule is a little behind where I'd hoped to be by now. That is unlikely to surprise anyone who's been following Delta Green over the years.
HANDLER'S SCREEN: In layout now. I hope to release its PDF to backers next week. Expected Need to Know physical delivery date: May. Expected retail publication date: June.
AGENT'S HANDBOOK: In final editing and layout now. I hope to release its PDF to backers in March. Expected physical delivery date: May. Expected retail publication date: June.
DELTA GREEN: THE ROLE-PLAYING GAME: That's the official title of the core rulebook of the line. We previously referred to it as the Case Officer's Handbook to reduce confusion with the Agent's Handbook, which is the first half of the core book. The writers are still hammering away at the Handler's chapters. That's the biggest production bottleneck right now. Those chapters must be FINAL before we can use them to shape all the sourcebooks to come. We're working on those, but the core book has priority until it's finished and we're confident that it's right.
NEXT: Watch this space for the next downloads, "Observer Effect" and "The Star Chamber," coming very soon.