[It's my birthday] - hit me with fun/intersting/cool ideas for Delta Green

Daistallia

Who will be eaten first?
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51 years ago, my mother didn't heed the advice given in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and hence I was born. :)

I'm working on getting a Delta Green campaign up and running.

So, hit me with your original ideas for DG - hooks, NPCs, scenarios, villans, green boxes, organizations, weird locations, whatever.

FWIW, I've got a kinda general idea for a globe trotting mission starting in Los Alamos, and moving through Chicago, Columbia, the Golden Triangle, and ending up at one of the ancient Buddhist sites in Afghanistan, and for sure involving the Tcho-Tcho and the Cult of the Black Buddha, and possibly a color, a suitcase nuke, and revisiting Operation Obsidian. If suggestions tie in great, but if they don't, that's cool too. Don't let that cramp your style!

Thanks all! :D
 

Snow Goon

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An old-money family who trace their ancestry back to the height of the British Empire and earlier, members of the extended Tillinghast family are bankrolling a cult-slash-terrorist organization. Reginald Tillinghast has been negotiating with an Eastern European cult run by a man controlled by one of the Insects from Shaggai, Gaspar Szarka, who claims to be selling a Mi-Go cylinder containing the brain of an old Soviet biological weapons expert. Unbeknownst to Tillinghast, the Shan wants to rid itself of the cylinder as the Mi-Go are searching for their stolen expert for whatever inscrutable reasons of their own. Their price for the cylinder is an unexpurgated edition of De Vermis Mysteriis, which Tillinghast has agreed to provide.

The agents are therefore going to have to go to Prague, where Tillinghast and Szarka will be making the exchange. Their superiors want both items captured and destroyed. Of course, the Tillinghasts, Szarka and his hirelings, and the Mi-Go may have something to say about that.
 

Daistallia

Who will be eaten first?
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An old-money family who trace their ancestry back to the height of the British Empire and earlier, members of the extended Tillinghast family are bankrolling a cult-slash-terrorist organization. Reginald Tillinghast has been negotiating with an Eastern European cult run by a man controlled by one of the Insects from Shaggai, Gaspar Szarka, who claims to be selling a Mi-Go cylinder containing the brain of an old Soviet biological weapons expert. Unbeknownst to Tillinghast, the Shan wants to rid itself of the cylinder as the Mi-Go are searching for their stolen expert for whatever inscrutable reasons of their own. Their price for the cylinder is an unexpurgated edition of De Vermis Mysteriis, which Tillinghast has agreed to provide.

The agents are therefore going to have to go to Prague, where Tillinghast and Szarka will be making the exchange. Their superiors want both items captured and destroyed. Of course, the Tillinghasts, Szarka and his hirelings, and the Mi-Go may have something to say about that.
Heh - that'd be a great chance to break Adrian Wallace, out one of my first CoC characters, a Scottish punk rocker from an early Cthulhu Now campaign back in the late 80s, as an NPC. :D
 

Craig Oxbrow

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Happy birthday!

Bookhounds of the Deep Web
These days, the global black market for things that should not be isn't entirely online for security reasons, but that hasn't stopped some enterprising criminals. A lot of it's counterfeit lately, because who do you complain to when your blasphemous demon-summoning text turns out to be a book on legal proceedings in the 19th century Urals with some pig blood spattered on the cover?
 

Boris

I am invincible?
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I've always wanted to run a Delta Green cell comprised of agents not from the FBI or CIA, but more niche, specialised agencies. Especially if they have more guns and extensive legal powers than you'd expect. Fish and Game agents. Bureau of Mines. Department of Energy. But I don't know how many fun oddities survived the post-2001 reorganisation of security agencies.
 

MoonHunter

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My Delta Green(esk) chronicle (planned never implemented) was basically "The Burning Zone" with "Aliens" behind some of the odder virus/ medical issue. So we had Doctors, Techs, and "Security" (military and criminals). So we have mini-outbreaks of rage virus (thus they become were wolves), mind controlling virus, Ebola outbreak (not-alien sponsored), and a super flu released by the aliens. (The team is to find the human cultists working for the aliens who will spread it.)
 

csyphrett

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Everyone thinks Los Alamos was the home of the Manhattan Project. It was but not the discovery of the atomic bomb. No, the scientists of Los Alamos found a way to open gates to Azaroth to unleash his fury against the targets in this world. Everyone thinks the Enola Gay dropped the bomb on Japan. They did worse than that. They opened a small gate to let some of Azaroth through to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The government buried the secret, using atomic power discovered after the Manhattan Project was declared a success.

The problem is that the research into the gate and the actual mechanisms are buried there on the plateau waiting for the right genius to use.
CES
 

Daistallia

Who will be eaten first?
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I've always wanted to run a Delta Green cell comprised of agents not from the FBI or CIA, but more niche, specialised agencies. Especially if they have more guns and extensive legal powers than you'd expect. Fish and Game agents. Bureau of Mines. Department of Energy. But I don't know how many fun oddities survived the post-2001 reorganisation of security agencies.
A lot of them are.

https://www.thoughtco.com/firearms-and-arrest-authority-federal-agencies-3321279

Put together a cell made up of officers from Amtrak Police, TVA Police, and (either setting it before 2009 or having away the assumption of their duties by the Capitol Police) the Library of Congress Police.

My Delta Green(esk) chronicle (planned never implemented) was basically "The Burning Zone" with "Aliens" behind some of the odder virus/ medical issue. So we had Doctors, Techs, and "Security" (military and criminals). So we have mini-outbreaks of rage virus (thus they become were wolves), mind controlling virus, Ebola outbreak (not-alien sponsored), and a super flu released by the aliens. (The team is to find the human cultists working for the aliens who will spread it.)
Oooh! Never heard of that show. It ran while I was overseas and seems to have disappeared. Sounds very DG!

Everyone thinks Los Alamos was the home of the Manhattan Project. It was but not the discovery of the atomic bomb. No, the scientists of Los Alamos found a way to open gates to Azaroth to unleash his fury against the targets in this world. Everyone thinks the Enola Gay dropped the bomb on Japan. They did worse than that. They opened a small gate to let some of Azaroth through to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The government buried the secret, using atomic power discovered after the Manhattan Project was declared a success.

The problem is that the research into the gate and the actual mechanisms are buried there on the plateau waiting for the right genius to use.
CES
Might wonder if Oppenheimer was really quoting the Bhagavad-Gita or if it was another text... ;)
 

Boris

I am invincible?
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If the Library of Congress Police weren't completely hollowed out as a front for Delta Green, I'll eat my hat.
 

@robowieland

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the Delta Green Patreon just released an advanced look at their next book called The Complex. It digs into the lesser known agencies that DG members can hail from even if the FBI/CDC/CIA/Special Ops types get all the glory. The National Park Service write up makes a compelling argument for why Park Rangers are important front line members of the conspiracy, given all the strange Mythos shit that happens in the middle of nowhere.
 
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