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Delta Green: Extraordinary Renditions
Publisher: Arc Dream Publishing
by Mark K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/13/2017 13:49:44

I have been hearing about Delta Green for a while now, listening to a few Roleplay podcasts and getting into the theme of the game. I am interested in running some Delta Green campaigns soon, and someone recommended this book if you were "Wanted to see the progression of the organization through the years." It is a collection of short stories that take place from shortly after the inception of Delta Green all the way up to present day. Each is set about 5~15 years apart. Being multiple short stories by different authors, the book didn't have time to slow down. While I found each one pleasurable in its own way, if one story isn't to your liking, a new one will pop up soon. If you're looking to get a nice, rounded picture of Delta Green, or want some inspiration when you run your own games, these are a fantastic introduction. My only recommendation would be to find a rough timeline of the history of Delta Green. It goes through several organizational changes from the 1920's to today and the stories, while remarking on these changes, do not lay them out explicitly. So having a rough idea of what shape the group is in during the time period each story is set in enhances the plot a bit, but is by no means necessary to enjoy the book.



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Delta Green: Extraordinary Renditions
Publisher: Arc Dream Publishing
by David M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/03/2015 10:04:38

For those unfamiliar with Delta Green, I would say that they collect the bleakest, darkest, most soul-eroding windows into modern Lovecraftian horror. Unsanctioned tradecraft in a never ending war against the unimaginable horrors that lurk behind the corners of reality, trying to hold back the tide, one sanity breaking battle at a time. Needless to say, agents never survive unscathed, if they survive at all.

"Extraordinary Renditions" is the fruit of the Kickstarter for the previous Delta Green story collection, "Tales From Failed Anatomies". The Kickstarter was so successful, that it gave birth to two story collections. "Tales From Failed Anatomies" was outstanding, but I have to say that "Extraordinary Renditions" felt even better. Or worse, if you are the characters held within its pages.

With a massive collection of amazing writers like Adam Scott Glancy, Dennis Detwiller, Kenneth Hite, Greg Stolze, Shane Ivey, Cody Goodfellow, and more, each story gives us a glimpse to different moments in time for Delta Green, from the old days, through the cowboy years, to modern day. Something that made it stand out from previous collections was that it also portrayed the post PATRIOT ACT 911 Delta Green, and the schizm between the old guard and the new blood that has been returned to the fold of government black projects. Stories like the spectacular "Passing The Torch" exemplify this beautifully (or horribly, if you happen to be an agent).

Mind-expanding, terrifying, fascinating and hard to put down.

I would certainly hope that Delta Green and Arc Dream decide to publish subsequent collections in the future. If they would release one of these a year, I would be a happy (and possibly less sane) man.

Also, I would gladly be a backer for another Delta Green story project. Count me in, until the angles take me.



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