Unspeakable! Episode 12: Delta Green Seminar at GenCon 2014

A GenCon Q&A panel with Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Shane Ivey, Greg Stolze, and eventually (around 0:30:00) Kenneth Hite. Audio produced by Ross Payton.

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0:03:13 BACKGROUND. The history of Delta Green. The Call of Cthulhu sourcebooks and the purpose of rebooting it as a standalone RPG. Optimizing the RPG for the genre. One book or two. Or one book with a separate player-only PDF. Setting sourcebooks on old groups and new. Adventures and campaigns.

0:18:40 CELLS AND CODE-NAMES. Official, reactivated Delta Green vs. outsider conspirators. What’s your role? That’s up to the game master. The players may not know the truth at first.

35:40 DEADLINESS OF SCENARIOS. Campaign pacing. One-shots vs. long-form games. Physical meatgrinders and spiritual meatgrinders.

46:30 COSMIC HORROR IN THE MODERN DAY. Lovecraft wrote technothrillers. Firepower and communication don’t always make things better. Creeping the players out by blurring the lines between game and reality. Making it as modern-day as possible without zeroing in on a specific year. Reflecting current events.

1:01:00 UPDATING THE TIMELINE. New organizations and antagonists. One spoiler.

1:12:30 WHEN? In the audio we spitball maybe fall for the KS but the next day we settled on the final Kickstarter date for Delta Green: The Roleplaying Game: January 2015.

This episode’s music is “Nyarlathotep” by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy Divine Industries. Copyright 2012. Visit www.thickets.net.

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2 comments for “Unspeakable! Episode 12: Delta Green Seminar at GenCon 2014

  1. crawlkill
    September 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    super fun to hear about, of course. really had everyone here we could possibly want. it’s funny, the question I would’ve asked that sprang to mind immediately was “sooo some things about DG as written are…super…nineties. do you think of anything as especially super 90s that definitely needs a little deninetification for the reimagining?”

    also v much liked Glancy’s Nodens and–was it Hite who suggested that it’s not so much that the vets would be “drawn to the Nodens cult” as they would “create the conditions for Nodens to exist.”

  2. crawlkill
    September 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    also Greg’s description of the relationship between cowboys and insiders was fucking glorious

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