A victim of The Art for Delta Green: the roleplaying game by Arc Dream Publishing

A victim of The Art for Delta Green: the roleplaying game by Arc Dream Publishing



hello welcome to puts RPG review where I give my thoughts on role-playing games card games and board games today's review is a victim of the art for Delta Green the role-playing game by Ark dream publishing okay first a bit of history released in 2019 the victim of the art is a 16 page soft pack scenario that is available as a PDF for print on demand it was originally contained with a 1999 award-winning Delta green countdown source book and has been revised and expanded to work with the Delta Green standalone game there'll be spoilers from this point on so stop poaching now if you intend to play this additionally this scenario has many groups and descriptions contained so if that kind of thing bothers you this is your one and only warning to stop watching right to the cover here we have a decent piece by Denis 212 that as far as I can tell has absolutely nothing to do with the scenario itself other than being something that a teenager would wear and the fact that it is yellow kind of tricks you into believing that the scenario is somehow related to the king in yellow when it isn't not that that stops it being decent okay to the inside the scenario was set in the quiet Long Island town of Glen Bridge where there's been a scene of a gruesome murder the body of car Moretti a local dentist was discovered inside the small park extensively mutilated with the exact cause of death and determinable his spine had been removed and not recovered and his head was found a small distance away missing the lower jaw as far as can be told he was a friendly man with no enemies and the police investigation is turned up nothing 22 days later a second murder occurred but as a hot van a library in a Clem bridge high school was found hanging from the branches of an oak tree there has paid dr. Moretti his spire have been removed as well as their head and this has not been recovered with the almost identical nature of the killings indicating a serial killers on the loose the evidence is odd there are no samples of typical things such as hair skin blood or saliva presence and no bite marks or indentations have been found the only sample found was a poopy gray organic substance from underneath the fingernails of the victims which is divided analysis to degree that it can only be this grind as an unidentifiable complex organic polymer the wounds are similar to those caused by tree cutting tools though the instrument was quite dull how fans body was found twelve meters up in a tree and showing no signs of being dragged up there both bodies show blunt force trauma consistent with being dropped from a great height the killer is being referred to in the press in news as the Glen Reid's chiropractor and conspiracy theorists phenomen ex taken an interest then another may that happened fifteen days after hack fans murder laden Harrogate a cheerleader from Glen Ridge High School who was popular was snatched from the second story of our house through a set of French doors him mother was the only witness to the attack has been completely catatonic since Lauren's body was recovered a le the next morning by police helicopters he was found hanging 20 meters in the air from a large electrical tower on the north edge of town head injuries were consistent with the other two victims and again the strange polymer was present beneath her fingernails the FBI had been asked to help after this we have a map of Long Island with all of the pair in the places listed and it also gives us the various travel times from Glenridge to some of the places on Long Island there's some other important places the travel times listed a haft if using an FBI helicopter it then shifts the Delta Green's involvement the case has fallen into the lap of a member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit at the National Center for the analysis of violent crimes or NC a VC assistant Special Agent in Charge Thomas Carson being a dancing contact who has had brushes with the unnatural before the bizarre nature of the Glen Ridge mayor that set off alarm bells and he reached out to his contacts the agents will find themselves in Glen Ridge under the guise of being an FBI presence assisting the police run by Carson in Quantico Joe during their preliminary briefing he tells the agents that they inevitably scuzz the unnatural or the program over FBI issued smartphones only official business and if they need help or advice they're to come to Quantico to speak to him in person the scenario stresses that this is not an FBI case as murder is not a federal crime unless it happens on federal government property they're simply there to vasista calebrage police and capturing and prosecuting the killer with the caveat being that when and if they do find out to shoot they must cover it up with a mundane explanation to have the case closed after this we have a timeline from the start of what triggered the unnatural events and septum the first October the 24th when the agents arrived and Glenridge this is followed by a very basic map of Glenridge shown where all the old poem places are then goes on to discuss the kind of help that the agents could hope to receive from the program should they ask about the specialists in the South American history more specifically Peru you can put them in touch with a specialist and the scenario gives some guidelines on what they can expect essentially the most specific they are about what they need to know the better chance they have of getting something meaningful back it then goes on to talk about the person behind the murders Tomas Dengler there's no serial killer at large here just a local teenager who came into possession of an ancient Peruvian religious artifact previously owned by his grandfather he's an amulet that links the soul of the wearer to a Silent One or Aiyappa no one else whereas a winged servitor this can be someone that controlled by the possessors of the amulets as long as a victim of the art ie the human sacrifice is provided and what is not provided the service of all take one Thomas knows nothing about how the amulet works and simply wears as a good luck charm the IATA still submits to his whale only it's his subconscious that acts upon killing any source of discomfort or pain that he suffers as a teenager he has plenty of enemies both real and imagined and all of the victims are linked to him the doctor who performed root canal surgery on him the librarian had told him off for being too noisy and the cheeley they turned him down for a date and every other way Thomas is a normal teenager okay so then it moves on to getting started the agents are met in Glenridge late on October the 24th by Hannah Gregson a detective from the Glen Ridge Police Department she fills them in to the best of her knowledge on what has happened so far but as part of the four-month attack the team including his supervisor she become overwhelmed by this case after this it talks about the evidence collected so far should the agents check the backgrounds of the victims little is revealed with all of them living fairly mundane lives and their family Horrors in the dark to the motive as everyone else with the obvious exception being the cheerleaders mother who is in a psychiatric facility in an unresponsive state if phone records a check they will reveal a poke the dentist and the chili at his house received calls from the dengler household on the day of the murders with the contents of the phone calls being unavailable unless some serious strings are pulled from the NSA the grey substance was looked at by the county medical examiner who came to the conclusion that it was an identifiable complex polymer blaming contamination evidence for this it's not alive and his layers of organic material are interwoven with traces of chlorine ammonia and fluorine being detected in a box I was here we have details on how the amateur conspiracy theorists from phenomena can be involved they can quickly become a nuisance and blurry videos of the aged and slaughtering suspicious appear within an hour of happening on their website they'll pop up at the most inopportune moments it then goes into the details of each murder dr. Carmer se was found dead on September the 15th with all of the injuries discussed earlier his body was little more than a sack of broken bones and tissue with it being reminiscent of a large animal attack though no predators are known to exist on Long Island and no animal escapes being reported the second victim vanessa haplin was found that October the 7th suspended from a tree school records will reveal as she signed the detention notice for Thomas at orange orange study hall the third victim Loren Harrogate as mentioned earlier was abducted from a second-story bedroom with no evidence of ladders ropes or any other access method being found her mother Sandra had a goose was alerted when a burglar alarm was triggered and has become unresponsive except for bouts of screaming when she is touched she saw the Aiyappa and this caused their sanity to fail should the agents contact the medical examiner dr. Stephen Santorini he will tell them that they are the oddest murders he has ever seen in his 15 years in the job he dealt with all three autopsies and could easily become a rapid ally to the agents that their candid with him so understandably his family and job at his first concerns the agents can view the bodies if they request it but they had a mass and they will take a Sun hit it talks about the similarities and evidence unique to the Claridge killer it details things like each victim was killed by a weapon similar to a tree limb cutter none of the wounds must and the animal bite or weapon patterns the spiring of all victims removed violently and they all had samples of the great polymer underneath their fingernails Santorini is happy to cooperate with the agents and he's interested in who or what is doing this it then moves into one of the changes from the original scenario the coral nomad option this section brings the scenario in line with the current state of affairs and Delta Green March technologies have become aware of the presence of an extraterrestrial creature in Glenridge by some of the methods mentions such as the gray polymer phenomena saw reven a mole agent Carson will contact the agent 24 hours after marts technologies are involved and arranges a meeting at a truck stop north of Philadelphia looking nervous he will inform them that the program is sending a team to collect whatever it is responsible for the murders are someone at the top once of her study a human test will show that Carson is not happy with the idea if the agents are on board with this idea evil warned them to be careful if they are neutral or think that it's a bad idea he advises them to keep as much out of the research teams hands as possible as he suspects there's only enough to turn a profit about 24 hours further on the coral nomad team will arrive to coordinate with the agents there are 11 members of the team 10 male one female and the team is led by first lieutenant Gilberto Smith and he answers to a physicist Rebecca kaua Thornhill from the program's Office of Research Thornhill asks to speak privately with the agents she will explain that she is with the program and the head team are there to retrieve the specimen she needs the agents help to do this as a team and not clear to do the program's work the agents are instructed to neutralize the specimen and collect its remains in a heavy opaque body bag for transportation if they shun the idea she informs them that she has instructions that the agents were to fully cooperate with the team if they are still reticent they get a call from caste and tell them to give their full cooperation thora will be consistently in the background of the agent and always under guard by members of her team a confrontation with the winged service that could draw hair team into a firefight that they are not equipped to deal with and could result in bed agents we then move on to the danglers they live in north Glen Ridge with Thomas attending Glen Ridge High School recently Eloise Thomas's mother receives a box of her father's belongings among them was a sculptor clay amulet which she gave to Thomas for the 16th birthday Thomas has a fascination with archaeology ancient religions since receiving it and it's become documents in his ideas and dreams and the daybook he is completely unaware of the deadly Aiyappa and was at home on the night of the murders Thomas is an average teenage boy he was small and awkward in stature with a lack of confidence that has cemented his status as a loser at school he's been bullied and beaten at the hands of his peers due to this he is currently recovering from root canal surgery and his on painkillers he was a boy who liked to focus in his life until his 16th birthday when his mother gave him the amulet since grieving his grandfather's notice become charm with the idea of becoming an archeologist the after and what it does haunts his dreams though he doesn't remember anything after waking though he did wake up screaming on the night at the cheerleader was killed he has no idea of his involvement in the killings or that his soul is linked to the Ayyappa if Thomas has asked about the doctor he will say that he had surgery recently if asked about the librarian he will admit she singled him out for talking during study hall and gave him detention though as all the kids were talking he felt she made an example of him and I've asked them all to Chile that he will get embarrassed I admit that he called her on the morning of her death so I asked her out for a date whoever she turned him down laughing it then goes on to discuss the amulet it is a clay artifact that that Ravine people described here depicting two intertwined figures one human one winged beast as the chivvying didn't have a written language there is no writing on it he's small and brittle and if shattered will sever the magic contained within the links the mind of the wearer to an eye upper here it gives a rundown on the information that the agents can find out from the chivvy to the Inca civilizations neces followed by notes on Thomas's grandfather Dedic wheeler most of this is information that can be discovered from reading his notes that are in the trunk in Thomas's room it explains how he came upon the amulet it then goes into who the next victims of the Aiyappa could be this could be various school bullies his parents nosey phenomen ex investigators and even the agents themselves if they come across as threatening it then gives some details on the aya power the Silent One is a winged servicer that is devious and crafty it enjoys the taste of humans enjoying the crunchy bits more than the rest the human spine brain and skull proving to be special delicacies having dealt with humans for centuries it understands that guns are dangerous and will attack with stealth at night whenever they can snatching its victims and dropping them from great heights it then goes into how to run the scenario it's very much a free-form affair with no prearranged scenes or climax the key clue here is the phone records that will ultimately tie Thomas to all three murders though he is completely oblivious to his involvement the easiest solution is to break the amulets and of course if Thomas has killed the mayor this stop it also suggests that the Aiyappa angry at the amulet being broken comes after Thomas himself and he even goes into arranging a trap for the Beast which could involve phenomen ex choral omote or even both the last thing detailed is how to deal with the scenario if the agents are working for the outlaws rather than the program lastly we have stats for everyone involved a victim of the Arth is a decent-enough scenario that I feel is maybe a bit too easy once the agents discover the link between Thomas and the three victims it's just a matter of time before he is looked into and agents with even a modicum of investigative scalpel work out what was going on it does present an interesting model conundrum for the agents how can Thomas possibly be held responsible for something that he is not even aware he is doing how do you feel this would be a good scenario for people who are new to Delta green cheese to its straightforwardness Carver as this is an update to a pre-existing one I just don't feel that an office daunted grounded in the world of dull screen the role-playing game instead of Call of Cthulhu norsu make it more challenging for experienced players the choral Nomad involvements is fairly decent and not as heavy-handed as one would expect book and just feel more could have been added to take this from being a fairly average scenario to a really good one the book has a few new pieces of art by Denis to 12 that are really nice paintings in his inimitable Delta Vereen style even if they feel a little on the small side at least to my eyes additionally the maps feel a bit subpar when compared to a dress that the book there's nothing inherently wrong with a victim of the arts however when you're contending with scenarios like music from a darkened room observe an effect on the last equation but have peat meanings and clever outcomes this really needed have a bit more about – given that for example the last equation is longer better and the same price I give a victim of the Arth of six out of ten if you enjoyed this review please make sure that the thumbs up subscribe to my channel and check out my other videos also if you're interested in buying this product I put some links below lastly if you like what I produce here then maybe think about support me on patreon you

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