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Dark Heresy Core Rulebook

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General Structure

The Dark Heresy Rulebook was published in 2008 and contains the core rules for the Dark Heresy Warhammer 40,000 Role-Playing Game system. It also contains new and expanded background material, particularly focusing on the Calixis Sector.


Cover of the Dark Heresy Rulebook
  • Chapter I - Character Creation
  • Chapter II - Career Paths
  • Chapter III - Skills
  • Chapter IV - Talents
  • Chapter V - Armoury
  • Chapter VI - Psychic Powers
  • Chapter VII - Playing the Game
  • Chapter VIII - The Game Master
  • Chapter IX - Life in the Imperium
  • Chpater X - The Inquisition
  • Chapter XI - The Calixis Sector
  • Chapter XII - Aliens, Heretics and Antagonists
  • Chapter XIII - Illumination

Authors, Artists and Coworkers

During the production of this book, the following persons were involved considerably.



  • John Blanche
  • Alex Boyd
  • Wayne England
  • David Gallagher
  • Des Hanley
  • Neil Hodgeson
  • Nuala Kinrade
  • Karl Kopinski
  • Stefan Kopinski
  • Adrian Smith
  • Paul Smith
  • Kev Walker
  • John Wigley

Other Details

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