Category Archives: Fall of Delta Green

A category for the GUMSHOE game Fall of Delta Green

Call of Chicago: Once Upon a Time … in DELTA GREEN

“[S]ome day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall … go mad from the revelation …” — H.P. Lovecraft “Total paranoia is total consciousness.” — Charles Manson Like a certain recent Quentin Tarantino movie, The Fall of DELTA GREEN […]

Hazards of the Rung Sat Swamp

The upcoming Borellus Connection is a gigantic, titanic, cyclopean campaign for Fall of DELTA GREEN. It’s so huge, in fact, that it could not (in its original form) be contained by any binding ritual that could be worked by our printers. It was just huge. Therefore, we’ve a got a wealth of cut material from the campaign that […]

Call of Chicago: Project BLUE BOOK Talking Blues

“Fly the ocean in a silver plane See the jungle when it’s wet with rain Just remember till you’re home again You belong to me. I’ll be so alone without you Maybe you’ll be lonesome too, and blue.” — Jo Stafford, “You Belong to Me” (1963 cover version) In March 1952, U.S. Air Force General […]

The Plain People of Gaming: The Fall of Cthulhu City

   where we wake up electrified out of the coma by our own souls’ airplanes roaring over the roof they’ve come to drop angelic bombs the hospital illuminates itself    imaginary walls collapse     – Allen Ginsburg, Howl Cthulhu City slides into The Fall of Delta Green like a cartridge into a chamber. As written, Great Arkham’s […]

Call of Chicago: Pulling Strings, Part 2

Last month we began our perilous exploration of that darkest of all Fall of DELTA GREEN labyrinths: the Federal bureaucracy. More specifically, and contra JFK, we explored what that bureaucracy could do for you — or for your Agent, as he deploys his Bureaucracy ability  in the course of the campaign. (See our previous installment […]

Dreamhounds of the Pop Art Sixties

Officially, the Delta Green setting never indicates that the Dreamlands underwent a radical transformation at the hands of Parisian surrealists in the 1920s and 30s. However, in the privacy of their own Gaming Huts, GMs who ran a Dreamhounds of Paris series and want to connect it to their current Fall of Delta Green games […]

Call of Chicago: Pulling Strings, Part 1

In 1996, an RPG appeared in which you played agents of a secret conspiracy within the Federal government, one that battled Grey aliens, black magicians, and rival government programs. It was perfectly tuned to the late-90s X-Files ambiance, and won plaudits for its deep dives into the cryptic worlds of anomalous science and government bureaucracy. […]

Call of Chicago: More Bang-Bang For Your Kiss-Kiss

“My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.” — “The Rifleman’s Creed,” as quoted in Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987) Spy stories, war stories, and horror stories: The […]

Call of Chicago: A Thousand Pages, Give or Take a Few

“’Wait a minute!’ the man hissed. ‘Are you after more books like that? I know where we can get some.’” — Ramsey Campbell, “Cold Print” (1969) The 1960s were a great decade for occult books, featuring waves of bestsellers launched by Jacques Bergier and Louis Pauwels’ million-selling Morning of the Magicians in 1963. Some of […]

Call of Chicago: Organisation Claude

Villele, in his turn, was summoned to Paris. His boss asked him what he thought of the paratroops. “There’s a lot of good and a lot of bad in them,” he replied. “They’re dangerous because they go to any lengths and nothing will hold them back … they’re beyond the … notion of good and […]

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