Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies via Kickstarter

Arc Dream Publishing. Der Kickstarter für die Anthologie Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies von Dennis Detwiller steht der Crowd zur Verfügung. Die Kampagne läuft bis zum 11. März 2014.

In meinen Augen ist Delta Green DAS moderne Cthulhu-Horror-Setting!

Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies (Image: Delta Green/Arc Dream Publishing)

Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies (Image: Delta Green/Arc Dream Publishing)

„Stories of desperate intrigue and cosmic terror. DELTA GREEN is an award-winning setting of Cthulhu Mythos fiction and games.


Killing wasn’t all that bad when you learned what was really going on. Death was a rule of the world. Everyone knew that. It was how systems renewed themselves. It was beautiful, in a way. These other things, though — these other things didn’t die on their own. Something in reality had slipped a spoke and they ran on and on. It was up to the group to punch their ticket. It was up to him. He had done many such things for the group since 1943. Since any semblance of normal life had ended.No one knew what the things were, really. He had heard some in the group go on and on about Elder Ones and cycles and elliptical orbits of dead stars that ruined the world every 900 million years. He’d seen reports on time gates and ray guns and things that, if they slipped past the net the group had raised, could destabilize the whole world. Once, he saw something huge and gelatinous and covered in a thousand eyes crawl up from a hand-carved pit in Peru, struggle over the ledge, and consume a tied-up goat with the avidity of a spider feeding on a fly. That was okay. There were worse things, really.
—“Punching,” by Dennis Detwiller, © 2011


Stories of Delta Green


Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies is a collection of stories by award-winning author and game designer Dennis Detwiller. These tales span the life of Delta Green, the desperate organization that Detwiller helped create: a group of men and women who have seen the awful truths of reality and struggle to keep those realities at bay as long as they can.With your support, we’ll publish Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies as an ebook, as a paperback for backers and bookstores, and as a hardback for hardcore collectors. We might even see Tales from Failed Anatomies: Volume 2 and audio stories, maybe even full audio books. It’s up to you.


The Stories

  • Introduction (by John Scott Tynes)
  • The Alien Thoughts, Part 1 (by Robin D. Laws)
  • Intelligences (1928)
  • The File (1942)
  • Night and Water (1944)
  • Dead, Death, Dying (1955)
  • Punching (1964)
  • The Secrets No One Knows (1968)
  • Coming Home (1974)
  • The Thing in the Stairwell (1977)
  • Drowning in Sand (1981)
  • Contingencies (1984)
  • Philosophy (1993)
  • Witch Hunt (2015)
  • After Math (20__)
  • The Alien Thoughts, Part 2 (by Robin D. Laws)“

Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies description (12. Feb. 2014)

Warum ich auf Delta Green stehe ab, aber nicht auf The X-Files?
Delta Green ist älter, nimmt vieles vorweg und es hat einen den Mythos, der einfach stimmig rüber kommt. Verglichen damit wirkt das Metaplot von The X-Files wie Stückwerk wie auf mich, als sei es erst nachträglich mehr schlecht als recht über die Serie gestülpt worden. Das Konzept von Delta Green erscheint mir dementgegen einfach schlüssiger (und auch spannender).

Ich warte auf das angekündite Delta Green RPG, welches laut Verlag noch 2014 erscheinen soll. Normalerweise lese ich keine Spiele-Fiktion. Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies bildet keine Ausnahme, dennoch: Viel Spass damit!

via: @Lex

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