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  1. I believe there is a CoC supplement (for an earlier edition) for games in space, then you could also look in the stand along TTRPG Alien (which is supposedly the quintessential sci-fi horror system). Alternatively, I think we'd be glad to help you out with creating specific skills/occupations or recommending good ones. What type of game are you planning on running? What is the setting like? For example, are the players going to all live on a spaceship or be astronauts? Or do you plan for them to take on the roles of aliens themselves?
  2. Rapidly becoming my favorite setting and system, here's how to get into Delta Green:)
  3. Man, BRP is just the best system to build on... Here's my newest video (really proud of the way this one came out, let me know if you enjoy this style of video) on how to get into a system, this time we're looking at Delta Green.
  4. How to get into: Delta Green Greetings prospective Agents and Handlers. This is Dethstrok9, and today's mission is to learn how to join the enigmatic role-playing experience of Lovecraftian horror and conspiracy know as Delta Green (DG). If you have never heard of DG fear not, for I am here to enlighten you. Published in 2016 by Arc Dream Publishing and created by Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, and John Scott Tynes, DG is a tabletop RPG in the vein of X-Files or Men in Black only far darker and more mysterious. The game at its core is about fear. Fear and the end of all things, and how much of this end you might live to see... Everything has layers of fear and goes far deeper than you though possible, everything is on a need to know basis, and if you learn more than you should, you will either learn to keep your mouth shut or likely end up dead. Welcome:) Excerpt from Arc Dream's Website: "Born of the U.S. government’s 1928 raid on the degenerate coastal town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, the covert agency known as Delta Green spent four decades opposing the forces of darkness with honor, but without glory. Stripped of sanction after a disastrous 1969 operation in Cambodia, Delta Green’s leaders made a secret pact: to continue their work without authority, without support, and without fear. Delta Green agents slip through the system, manipulating the federal bureaucracy while pushing the darkness back for another day—but often at a shattering personal cost." The Quick Start First thing you will want to pick up is the free Quick Start Guide which includes everything a new player (in Delta Green know as Agents) or game master (Aka Handlers) needs to start gaming in the world of DG! Complete rules for conducting investigations, overcoming crises, fighting for your life, and watching your sanity slip away. Complete rules for character creation. Six pre-generated agents, ready to play. A Delta Green operation, “Last Things Last,” ready for the Handler (the game Master) to introduce your team to Delta Green. Another thing you'll want to do is check out this top secret video file on YouTube. It will help anyone with learning all about Delta Green and how to dive deep into the eldritch lore contained within. I should know, I'm the one who created it. Subscribe to the channel if you want to see more DG content, and let me know what you think. I do think it will be helpful, and hope you enjoy it:) It's one of my personal favorite videos I've concocted... And after looking through that there is- The Core Rules The meat of Delta Green is within two books: The Agent's Handbook, and the Handler's Guide. You can get both together in the Delta Green Slipcase Set, or purchase them separately. At the time of writing, the slipcase is 100$ US. The Agent's Handbook includes all the rules one needs to play the game. Character creation and backstory generation is the first big thing here, and the actual rules are very well put together. Based on BRP, the system boasts extremely intuitive and streamlined rules for skill checks and combat, as well as a deeply disturbing sanity system which will slowly destroy your character's mind and twist them into something they were never meant to be... As mentioned the combat is very well done and realistic, where getting shot will actually kill you. It's intense, satisfying, and brutal to witness. Another really fun concept is the rules for "home" scenes to teach players what they are fighting for... and what they stand to lose should they falter. The way funds are handled is nigh perfect, and makes money a far more simple matter than other similar games. Overall what sets Delta Green apart from, say, Call of Cthulhu, is the way it truly gives the players hope before crushing them. That hope is built into the game since players take on the role of secret agents or Men in Black fighting against the Cthulhu Mythos. They have purpose and some hope of success, even as their little worlds are shattered by the mind bending truths unveiled. The Handler's Guide is a Game Master resource like no other! While not essential to the rules and while you can play without it, I would personally never dream of doing so. This 368 pg book is one of the most useful supplements I've ever seen for a TTRPG. Ever. It includes a detailed history of the Delta Green organization which goes deep into the truth (not going to reveal much, lots of spoiler heavy content within the Handler's Guide, don't let your players read it heheh) behind what's in store for the future and the past... But all the lore aside, it also includes tons of scenario hooks, as wells as detailed magic rituals, unnatural and horrifying monsters, and reality breaking Great Old Ones. Then after all that, there's guidelines on how to create new threats and entities to shock and scare your players into oblivion, as well as guidelines on making your own scenarios and campaigns using the resources provided within the book itself. And finally, there's a really dark and fun pre-made scenario called "Sentinels of Twilight" included as well. Beyond the Veil After picking up these things, what's next? Well, there are many pre-made scenario books out there, as well as materiel from the previous edition of DG which could also be utilized. Apart from that, there is a Handler's Screen, and many more intriguing things over on Arc Dream's Website. Seek and ye shall find, but do not pick up that which you cannot put downe... I hope this quick guide on what Delta Green is has either helped you learn about this game, or inspired you to play it again. I had fun writing it and making the accompanying video, and the system itself is phenomenal. I appreciate you taking the time to read all this and watch my content, Dethstrok9 out:)
  5. How to get into: Delta Green Greetings prospective Agents and Handlers. This is Dethstrok9, and today's mission is to learn how to join the enigmatic role-playing experience of Lovecraftian horror and conspiracy know as Delta Green (DG). If you have never heard of DG fear not, for I am here to enlighten you. Published in 2016 by Arc Dream Publishing and created by Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, and John Scott Tynes, DG is a tabletop RPG in the vein of X-Files or Men in Black only far darker and more mysterious. The game at its core is about fear. Fear and the end of all things, and how much of this end you might live to see... Everything has layers of fear and goes far deeper than you though possible, everything is on a need to know basis, and if you learn more than you should, you will either learn to keep your mouth shut or likely end up dead. Welcome:) Excerpt from Arc Dream's Website: "Born of the U.S. government’s 1928 raid on the degenerate coastal town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, the covert agency known as Delta Green spent four decades opposing the forces of darkness with honor, but without glory. Stripped of sanction after a disastrous 1969 operation in Cambodia, Delta Green’s leaders made a secret pact: to continue their work without authority, without support, and without fear. Delta Green agents slip through the system, manipulating the federal bureaucracy while pushing the darkness back for another day—but often at a shattering personal cost." The Quick Start First thing you will want to pick up is the free Quick Start Guide which includes everything a new player (in Delta Green know as Agents) or game master (Aka Handlers) needs to start gaming in the world of DG! Complete rules for conducting investigations, overcoming crises, fighting for your life, and watching your sanity slip away. Complete rules for character creation. Six pre-generated agents, ready to play. A Delta Green operation, “Last Things Last,” ready for the Handler (the game Master) to introduce your team to Delta Green. Another thing you'll want to do is check out this top secret video file on YouTube. It will help anyone with learning all about Delta Green and how to dive deep into the eldritch lore contained within. I should know, I'm the one who created it. Subscribe to the channel if you want to see more DG content, and let me know what you think. I do think it will be helpful, and hope you enjoy it:) It's one of my personal favorite videos I've concocted... And after looking through that there is- The Core Rules The meat of Delta Green is within two books: The Agent's Handbook, and the Handler's Guide. You can get both together in the Delta Green Slipcase Set, or purchase them separately. At the time of writing, the slipcase is 100$ US. The Agent's Handbook includes all the rules one needs to play the game. Character creation and backstory generation is the first big thing here, and the actual rules are very well put together. Based on BRP, the system boasts extremely intuitive and streamlined rules for skill checks and combat, as well as a deeply disturbing sanity system which will slowly destroy your character's mind and twist them into something they were never meant to be... As mentioned the combat is very well done and realistic, where getting shot will actually kill you. It's intense, satisfying, and brutal to witness. Another really fun concept is the rules for "home" scenes to teach players what they are fighting for... and what they stand to lose should they falter. The way funds are handled is nigh perfect, and makes money a far more simple matter than other similar games. Overall what sets Delta Green apart from, say, Call of Cthulhu, is the way it truly gives the players hope before crushing them. That hope is built into the game since players take on the role of secret agents or Men in Black fighting against the Cthulhu Mythos. They have purpose and some hope of success, even as their little worlds are shattered by the mind bending truths unveiled. The Handler's Guide is a Game Master resource like no other! While not essential to the rules and while you can play without it, I would personally never dream of doing so. This 368 pg book is one of the most useful supplements I've ever seen for a TTRPG. Ever. It includes a detailed history of the Delta Green organization which goes deep into the truth (not going to reveal much, lots of spoiler heavy content within the Handler's Guide, don't let your players read it heheh) behind what's in store for the future and the past... But all the lore aside, it also includes tons of scenario hooks, as wells as detailed magic rituals, unnatural and horrifying monsters, and reality breaking Great Old Ones. Then after all that, there's guidelines on how to create new threats and entities to shock and scare your players into oblivion, as well as guidelines on making your own scenarios and campaigns using the resources provided within the book itself. And finally, there's a really dark and fun pre-made scenario called "Sentinels of Twilight" included as well. Beyond the Veil After picking up these things, what's next? Well, there are many pre-made scenario books out there, as well as materiel from the previous edition of DG which could also be utilized. Apart from that, there is a Handler's Screen, and many more intriguing things over on Arc Dream's Website. Seek and ye shall find, but do not pick up that which you cannot put downe... I hope this quick guide on what Delta Green is has either helped you learn about this game, or inspired you to play it again. I had fun writing it and making the accompanying video, and the system itself is phenomenal. I appreciate you taking the time to read all this and watch my content, Dethstrok9 out:)
  6. Nice, I'm going to (hopefully, if I get time) watch Dagon for the first time:) Never heard of Tubi TV before...
  7. Welcome to the BRP forums, awesome to have you:)
  8. Somewhere in rural New England there have been sightings of weird creatures, setting the locals unease skyrocketing and inciting the poor fools to seek out the cold truth. Join us for some Call of Cthulhu:) Scenario adapted from the story by H.P. Lovecraft "The Whisperer in Darkness", and keepered by Daniel Profeta aka Dethstrok9. Date: Saturday, 7/11/2020 Event Start Time: 5 pm EST https://youtu.be/XHnZ3Ia5ivE
  9. Through the forests of Sartar and into the spirit of adventure and glory. Welcome to part 3 of Dethstrok9's new Rune Quest: Role-Playing in Glorantha actual play; The Dragon of Thunder Hills. This is chapter 3, entitled: New Allies and Old Enemies. In which adventurers attempt to keep hold of a team which begins falling apart... But they also learn of their next moves and plan an endgame.
  10. This is it, the moment of truth... We have obtained Delta Green and gotten the first ever physical review copy of a game:)
  11. Secret File/ Delta Green first impressions/ We are all doomed/ Hello my friends! Awhile ago I asked you what the enigmatic game called Delta Green was, and if it could be all it's cracked up to be... Now I have obtained it. Woohoo!! Yesterday I received a secret package from Arc Dream Publishing in the mail, they were kind enough to send me a review copy of the slipcase set. So here is my unboxing video, and what follows is a brief summary of what I'm enjoying so far after a quick flip-through: One of the biggest problems I have always had with Call of Cthulhu is the way investigators are supposed to both investigate and work together just "because". The way investigators are often throw together to fight creatures or threats they would likely simply run away from in real life can get grating, and Delta Green provides the answer with its MIB or X-Files type approach to investigators. We have a secret sect of the government which functions as a secret society and will call on its members to fight Mythos threats. But instead of giving anybody any sense of security in their employers, the DG core books do quite the opposite, painting a picture of a bleak and horrifying group who is a mystery to even its own members. This group will stoop below morality for the common good, and if its hand picked agents have problems, those very agents often will become the mission! I also find the horrific aspect of the game to be important, and additional sanity resources are much appreciated. The way the game ties the sanity into the way real life and bonds are effected makes the terrifying mentality of the mental illness all the more poignant. The way bonds work also seem great, so much so that I may use the bonds rules set even outside of DG... In Call of Cthulhu (my favorite horror game, which is why I keep comparing the two), there is some artwork reminiscent of a cartoon and others which feel like a scientist's meticulous sketching of a creature from beyond. While I enjoy that style of artwork very much, I cannot help but notice how much more eye catching the artwork in DG is... I mean, those images are actually scary af! Half the time I have no clue what the heck I'm looking at, let alone how to process or comprehend it. As an aside along the same lines: the aesthetic of the game and the layout of the pages is evocative in itself. There are dozens of scenario hooks hidden in the pages which each could become a full blown campaign, and the general feel of the books is that you hold in your hands something confidential. Off limits. Redacted. I personally enjoy conspiracies and secret plots, the very concept of them. So the way DG takes those concepts and runs with them is truly incredible. Everything has layers of fear and goes far deeper than you though possible, everything is on a need to know basis, and if you learn more than you should, you will either learn to keep your mouth shut or likely end up dead. These are just some surface level impressions, I encourage you to heck out the video and let me know what you think, and also let me know what aspects of Delta Green you love the most or most excite you:) These are just a few examples of stuff I found exciting about the system and the core rulebooks, really didn't have any complaints at all (something rare to see, let me tell you). There was none of the copy paste stuff from the CoC core books, each book was its own entity and fully contained a part of the needed materials to both play and be a Handler (GM). The game has forced my hand, this is just the beginning. From this point onward, we shall be exploring Delta Green on my channel (in addition to RQ) and we shall start with a "How to get into: Delta Green" series. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed! I'm looking forward to delving deeper into the mind wrenching lore and sanity shattering system of Delta Green.
  12. Secret File/ Delta Green first impressions/ We are all doomed/ Hello my friends! Awhile ago I asked you what the enigmatic game called Delta Green was, and if it could be all it's cracked up to be... Now I have obtained it. Woohoo!! Yesterday I received a secret package from Arc Dream Publishing in the mail, they were kind enough to send me a review copy of the slipcase set. So here is my unboxing video, and what follows is a brief summary of what I'm enjoying so far after a quick flip-through: One of the biggest problems I have always had with Call of Cthulhu is the way investigators are supposed to both investigate and work together just "because". The way investigators are often throw together to fight creatures or threats they would likely simply run away from in real life can get grating, and Delta Green provides the answer with its MIB or X-Files type approach to investigators. We have a secret sect of the government which functions as a secret society and will call on its members to fight Mythos threats. But instead of giving anybody any sense of security in their employers, the DG core books do quite the opposite, painting a picture of a bleak and horrifying group who is a mystery to even its own members. This group will stoop below morality for the common good, and if its hand picked agents have problems, those very agents often will become the mission! I also find the horrific aspect of the game to be important, and additional sanity resources are much appreciated. The way the game ties the sanity into the way real life and bonds are effected makes the terrifying mentality of the mental illness all the more poignant. The way bonds work also seem great, so much so that I may use the bonds rules set even outside of DG... In Call of Cthulhu (my favorite horror game, which is why I keep comparing the two), there is some artwork reminiscent of a cartoon and others which feel like a scientist's meticulous sketching of a creature from beyond. While I enjoy that style of artwork very much, I cannot help but notice how much more eye catching the artwork in DG is... I mean, those images are actually scary af! Half the time I have no clue what the heck I'm looking at, let alone how to process or comprehend it. As an aside along the same lines: the aesthetic of the game and the layout of the pages is evocative in itself. There are dozens of scenario hooks hidden in the pages which each could become a full blown campaign, and the general feel of the books is that you hold in your hands something confidential. Off limits. Redacted. I personally enjoy conspiracies and secret plots, the very concept of them. So the way DG takes those concepts and runs with them is truly incredible. Everything has layers of fear and goes far deeper than you though possible, everything is on a need to know basis, and if you learn more than you should, you will either learn to keep your mouth shut or likely end up dead. These are just some surface level impressions, I encourage you to check out the video and let me know what you think, and also let me know what aspects of Delta Green you love the most or most excite you:) These are just a few examples of stuff I found exciting about the system and the core rulebooks, really didn't have any complaints at all (something rare to see, let me tell you). There was none of the copy paste stuff from the CoC core books, each book was its own entity and fully contained a part of the needed materials to both play and be a Handler (GM). The game has forced my hand, this is just the beginning. From this point onward, we shall be exploring Delta Green on my channel (in addition to RQ) and we shall start with a "How to get into: Delta Green" series. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed! I'm looking forward to delving deeper into the mind wrenching lore and sanity shattering system of Delta Green.
  13. You stated yourself that these ideas are not necessarily yours, and I'm sure I have read similar processes before, although I believe they were for D&D.Your post reminded me of it. I stand corrected though, you are right. I thought about it further and realized I should have informed you I was making the video and asked if you wanted representation. I apologize for my oversight, and thank you for the support. In fact, maybe we can collaborate on something in the future if you'd be interested in doing so:) Thank you for bringing it to my attention!
  14. @Tranquillitas Ordinis I will link your post in the video, would you rather it in the description or a pinned comment? I will mention that while you wrote the original bulletin point post, it was extremely vague to me. Your post inspired me to greatly elaborate on what you wrote, as well as add my own comments and steps. If you did not notice, I removed or condensed many of your steps and added my own. I do not believe I stole your idea or passed it off as my own. But I agree a link to the forum post is appropriate, and as soon as you let me know what form you would like it to take place, I will add it. I did use the link when I made this reddit post actually:
  15. Oh wow, only just saw this... Thank you very much for the additional resources, I will try to look into everything eventually:)
  16. New video up, finally got some form of editor to work again:) Today we shall focus on creating Call of Cthulhu scenarios using horror stories like HPLs fiction.
  17. Today we shall go over how one can create Call of Cthulhu scenarios using horror stories. Figured out a temporary solution to the editing problem, hopefully this will continue to work for the time being:) Also, huge thank you to Neill and Mr. Fox for supporting me on Patreon!
  18. Thank you, I appreciate it. Hopefully we can play RQ sometime in the future:)
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