It is the 1960s. The stars are coming right.

The United States declares war on poverty and sends half a million troops to Indochina; desegregates voting booths and shoots rockets at the moon. Everyone believes that if we put our mind to it and our backs into it, there’s nothing we can’t do to make the world better, for America and everyone else.

You know that this is a lie. You are an Agent of DELTA GREEN, an authorized but unacknowledged black program of the United States national security establishment, tasked to hunt and destroy the Cthulhu Mythos. You know that plans and ideals, peace and love, matter less than a single atom drifting in the galaxy. All you can do is rage against doom, burn out your mind and body, and damn your nonexistent soul keeping your family, your country, your planet, ignorant and safe for one more day.

Written by ENnie Award-winning designer Kenneth Hite, The Fall of DELTA GREEN corebook adapts DELTA GREEN: THE ROLE-PLAYING GAME from Arc Dream Publishing to the award-winning GUMSHOE system. It opens the files on a lost decade of anti-Mythos operations both foreign and domestic, the last days of DELTA GREEN before the Joint Chiefs shut the program down in 1970.

Players take on the role of DELTA GREEN operatives, assets, and friendlies, in deadly one-shot adventures or a campaign spanning the years from hope to madness. Hunt Deep Ones beneath the Atlantic, shut down dangerous artists in San Francisco, and delve into the heart of Vietnam’s darkness.

The Fall of DELTA GREEN features:

  • Lethal combat and covert action in the 1960s, featuring assault rifles, flamethrowers, mortar shells, spy cameras, truth drugs, and getting rid of the bodies DELTA GREEN operations always seem to leave behind.
  • “Back in the World” vignettes that let you explore the human side of your Agent’s life—and often track their slow destruction by DELTA GREEN.
  • The rich world of the Delta Green Mythos, including a gazetteer of unnatural lands, the desperate truth of Hastur, and period takes on the top-secret MAJESTIC program, the Nazi Karotechia, the alien Greys, and the decadent Cult of Transcendence.
  • Detailed advice for making mysteries, magics, monsters, and DELTA GREEN operations.
  • Interoperability with Night’s Black Agents, Trail of Cthulhu, and The Esoterrorists: Use your favorite GUMSHOE rules to battle the unnatural in the 1960s!

The decade begins in sunny optimism, and ends in nighted disaster in the jungles of Indochina.

After the summer of the 1950s, now comes the fall—The Fall of DELTA GREEN.

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Stock #:PELGDG01 Author: Kenneth Hite
Artists: Jen McCleary, Gislaine Avila, Nyra Drakae, Kennedy C. Garza, Melissa Gay, Quintin Gleim, Jérôme Huguenin, David Lewis Johnson, Erika Leveque, Anthony Moravian, Ernanda Souza, and Karolina Węgrzyn Format: 368-page, full color, smythe-sewn hardback


44 Responses to “The Fall of DELTA GREEN”

  1. […] the d100 2nd ed. Delta Green, the Kickstarter includes a second core game, the GUMSHOE-based Fall of Delta Green by Kenneth Hite. So in the interest of fairness and also because his Trail of Cthulhu is my core […]

  2. […] is over already, with a slew of supplements funded, including a standalone Gumshoe game “The Fall of Delta Green” from Lovecraft-maestro Ken Hite. Speaking […]

  3. […] Skull Island is set in the Vietnam War era, which sets off interesting Fall of Delta Green vibes in my head (not that the movie is Mythos). And I like King Kong flicks. And I like Samuel L […]

  4. […] universally favoured the Colt XM177E2 assault carbine and other CAR-15 versions. I am hoping that The Fall of Delta Green, the eagerly awaited book by Hite on DELTA GREEN operations during the Vietnam War, pays more […]

  5. Spence says:

    Any idea when will “The Fall of Delta Green” release? I am part of the KS at the “Just the Fall” option and they refer back to Pelgrane when ask about it….

  6. Michael P says:

    I am a kickstarter backer too and would like some news on the development of the Fall of Delta Green. Not hearing anything on it is giving me some on whether or not this product will ever see the light…and yes, the DG guys point back to Pelgrane on updates.

    • Csaba says:

      Hi Michael,

      In last month’s See Page XX, Pelgrane’s monthly fanzine, in the ‘View from the Pelgrane’s Nest’ article, there was an update regarding the Fall of Delta Green:

      “Ken’s manuscript has hit 84000 words, and we’ve done an internal playtest. Next month should see a playtest release.”

      I’m sure further updates will be forthcoming now and maybe even playtesting will open up on this beauty.

  7. Oliver says:


    Can you guys get on one page with ArcDream to publish some updates of what happens when with “The Fall of Delta Green” on the Kickstarter page for the Delta Green roleplaying game?

    In I see the previous post here that promises a playtest for January. We have April. I fronted money for this and usually am patient, but hearing nothing is even below my threshold.

    Please improve this.

    • Cat Tobin says:

      Hey Oliver, thanks for the comment. This has been in playtesting for the last two months – you can keep up to date with our playtesting opportunities by signing up for See Page XX, our monthly webzine. We’ve received a lot of great feedback from these playtests now, which Ken is currently incorporating into the core text. We are still on target for a summer 2017 release as mentioned in the last update, and we’ll ask Arc Dream to post an update to this effect.

  8. Michael P says:

    I am DG backer and the Fall of Delta Green PDF looks gorgeous (though it is a humongous file)! Was curious if the product can be added to our Pelgrane bookshelf accounts too? Also heard news that Pelgrane is going to put together a campaign book for Fall of Delta Green. Is that true? Any news on that? Thanks!

    • Colleen Riley says:

      There’ll be an announcement in the next two weeks with details on how backers can add their FoDG PDF to their bookshelves. We are doing a FoDG campaign and it is in the outline stage right now.

  9. Bill H says:

    Any new on when us poor, non-Kickstarter shlubs can get in on the action?

  10. RCautela says:

    Fingers x-ed for some awesome Tiger Transit action!

  11. Andrew southall says:

    Does the May shipping date apply to kickstarter backers as well as those that preorder through the store?

  12. Kim houtmeyers says:

    Any news related to the delta green campaign?

  13. […] surreal it may be. I’d run either the new Delta Green Roleplaying Game or The Fall of Delta Green. I’d also like to develop the WWII scenario that I had started as a one […]

  14. Mudshark_baby says:

    So glad Wade put this together. Found it whilst look for recent FoDG activity via

  15. […] Kickstarter, and I would have backed this as a standalone. You can preorder The Fall of Delta Green here, if you are so inclined.  You can also check out […]

  16. Steve says:

    Got my non-KS pre-order copy today. Haven’t seen it yet in the flesh as off camping but thanks for a great book and swift service.

  17. […] You can read more about it over at Pelgrane’s website, so be sure to head over to your FLGS and pick it up. […]

  18. Spencer Sanders says:

    Just the Fall KS backer here.

    Just noticed that non-KS pre-orders have been getting their books. I haven’t seen or heard anything yet, anyway to get a status?

  19. […] You can read more about it over at Pelgrane’s website, so be sure to head over to your FLGS and pick it up. […]

  20. […] The Fall of Delta Green….f-delta-green/ […]

  21. […] about Kickstarters. He can’t help himself. We briefly discuss the recent release of The Fall of Delta Green, the new 1960s setting from Pelgrane Press. Then, we move our focus to something far more […]

  22. […] few other games in the genre. Fans looking for a little historical perspective can also check out The Fall of Delta Green which mixes 60s counterculture, 70s paranoia and the titular organization at its highest point […]

  23. Traroth says:

    In case someone is interested by a french version of The Fall of Delta Green, you can be part of a crowdfunding to make just that, until January 7, 2019.

  24. […] but published by a different company entirely and using a different rules system. That product was The Fall of Delta Green, written by industry heavyweight Kenneth Hite. The concept for this book is that it is set during an […]

  25. Elmar says:

    Hi there,
    will there be a reprint?
    I would love to buy this but it is not easy to get!

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