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Delta Green: Need to Know

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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:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vc7fuxg5n5jyfd/Delta%20Green%20Need%20to%20Know.pdf?dl=0

(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.

Bonus Downloads

Open License

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.

Other Downloads

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.

Coming Up

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.

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    1. Arc Dream Publishing 10-time creator on March 31, 2016

      @Kerry: I'm sending an email to the address you used at BackerKit.

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      Kerry Gisler on March 31, 2016

      I need my backerkit email again. How do I get that taken care of?

    3. Arc Dream Publishing 10-time creator on March 2, 2016

      @Mark: That's great. Let us know how it turns out.

    4. Mark A. Siefert
      Superbacker
      on March 2, 2016

      I love that you've made the mechanics OGL. Since these rules came out, I had an idea for using them for a project of my own.

    5. Pandarian
      Superbacker
      on February 27, 2016

      Thank you, thank you...

    6. mister c on February 26, 2016

      Its great, thanks

    7. Kerry Dolan on February 26, 2016

      I had the opportunity to play Star Chamber at TotalCon and absolutely loved it. Looking forward to running it myself!

    8. Chuck Dee
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2016

      A question, kind handlers - can you change the dl=0 to dl=1 on your future dropbox links? That way, when the links are clicked on, we get the file- rather than sent to dropbox to use their useless interface. If not, I understand, but it does make it a lot more convenient.

      Thanks for your consideration!

    9. Neal Dalton
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2016

      Oooh, I have a collectible PDF now!

    10. Arc Dream Publishing 10-time creator on February 26, 2016

      @Neal: Thanks! "Black character sheet" is just a stupid typo on my part. Should be "Blank." It's corrected now.

    11. Arc Dream Publishing 10-time creator on February 26, 2016

      @Paul: I don't know a way to make it automated, but I'll announce PDF updates to backers as we go.

    12. Neal Dalton
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2016

      Paul's right. Forgot my manners. The QS looks great.

    13. Arc Dream Publishing 10-time creator on February 26, 2016

      @Neal: Shooting for March.

    14. Neal Dalton
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2016

      I don't know if this was intentional but the TOC says "Black Character Sheet" and while it is black, it is mostly white. Unless you mean black ops.

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      Paul Browning on February 26, 2016

      Oops missed off the bit where I said thanks for this, especially for the open release :)

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      Paul Browning on February 26, 2016

      Are there any plans for an automated alert system to send notifications to backers whenever content has been updated ?

    17. Neal Dalton
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2016

      When will the PDF of the Agent's Handbook be available?