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Dark Heresy: The Radical's Handbook
Released 2009
Pages 238
ISBN ISBN 9781589945494

General Structure

The Dark Heresy: The Radical's Handbook was first published in 2009 by Fantasy Flight Games and it contains an expanded set of character creation rules and character development options for the Warhammer 40,000 Dark Heresy Role-Playing Game System. The book also contains a selection of new background material, although it is primarily focused on an exploration of Radicalism within the Inquisition, wherein it expands upon the nature of Radical Inquisitorial philosophical factions.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter I — Darkness Visible
  • Chapter II — Falling From Grace
  • Chapter III — Factions
  • Chapter IV — The Shadow War
  • Chapter V — The Dark Arts
  • Chapter VI — The Lure of the Alien
  • Chapter VII — The Radical Campaign
  • Chapter VIII — Calixian Radicals


  • Lead Developer
Ross Watson
  • Writers
Alan Bligh and John French
  • Additional Writing
Andy Hoare, Andrew Kenrick, Reason, Sean Schoomaker, Andy Smillie, Sam Stewart, and Michael Surbrook
  • Editing
Patrick Rollins

Dark Heresy Designed by

Owen Barnes, Kate Flack, and Mike Mason
  • Graphic Designers
Kevin Childress and Mark Raynor
  • Cover Artist
Clint Langley
  • Interior Artists and Graphic Artists
Matt Bradbury, Dave Gallagher, Mikko Granlund, David Griffith, Imaginary Friends Studios, Nikolaus Ingeneri, Igor Kieryluk, Karl Kopinski, Clint Langley, Hector Ortiz, Brad Rigney, Marissa Rivera, Adrian Smith, Mark Smith, Theo Stylianides, Kev Walker, Lui Yang, and Anselm Zielonka
  • Art Direction
Zoë Wedderburn
  • Production Manager
Gabe Laulunen
  • Managing Developer
Michael Hurley
  • Publisher
Christian T. Petersen

Games Workshop Team

  • Licensing Manager
Owen Rees
  • Licensing & Acquired Rights Manager
Erik Morgensen
  • Intellectual Property Manager
Alan Merrett
  • Head of Legal & Licensing
Andy Jones
  • Special Thanks
Full list available on page 2.

Publication Details

  • ISBN 9781589945494

RPG Series
Dark Heresy Shattered Hope Edge of Darkness Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Purge the Unclean Inquisitor's Handbook Disciples of the Dark Gods Creatures Anathema Radical's Handbook Salvation Demands Sacrifice Ascension Heed the Higher Call Blood of Martyrs Heresy Begets Retribution Daemon Hunter Book of Judgement Lathe Worlds The Lathe Worlds, The Lost Dataslate
Haarlock's Legacy Trilogy (Tattered Fates Damned Cities Dead Stars)
Apostasy Gambit Trilogy (Black Sepulchre Church of the Damned Chaos Commandment)
Path to Victory Hive of the Dead Herald of Oblivion
Dark Heresy Second Edition Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Enemies Within Forgotten Gods Enemies Without Enemies Beyond
Rogue Trader Forsaken Bounty Dark Frontier Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Secrets of the Expanse Epoch Koronus Drydock Lure of the Expanse Into the Storm Traitor's Nexus Edge of the Abyss Battlefleet Koronus Hostile Acquisitions Koronus Bestiary Soul Reaver (The Dark Kin) Navis Primer Stars of Inequity Faith and Coin Shedding Light Twilight Crusade Tau Character Guide
Warpstorm Adventure Trilogy (Frozen Reaches Citadel of Skulls Fallen Suns)
Deathwatch Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Know No Fear Emperor Protects Rites of Battle Mark of the Xenos Final Sanction Oblivion's Edge Nemesis Incident Achilus Assault First Founding Jericho Reach Rising Tempest Honour the Chapter The Outer Reach Ark of Lost Souls The Emperor's Chosen Falling Star
Black Crusade Broken Chains Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Hand of Corruption Tome of Fate Tome of Blood Tome of Excess Tome of Decay Binding Contracts
Only War Eleventh Hour Core Rulebook Game Master's Kit Final Testament Hammer of the Emperor Enemies of the Imperium No Surrender Shield of Humanity Salvaging Solace
Wrath & Glory Blessings Unheralded Core Rulebook Dark Tides Forsaken System Player's Guide Rain of Mercy Redacted Records Wretches of the Writ The Graveyard Shift Core Rulebook (2nd Edition) Threat Assessment: Xenos The Null Hypothesis Departmento Munitorum Shotguns Church of Steel Brass Tax Gutshiva's Kommandos Gamemaster's Screen Affliction Ascendant The Lord of the Spire On the Wings of Valkyries Litanies of the Lost Rain of Mercy Forsaken System Player's Guide
Litanies of the Lost adventures (Grim Harvest Vow of Silence Dark Bidding Duty Beyond Death)
The Tora Armis Insurrection (Bloody Gates On the Wings of Valkyries The Lord of the Spire Affliction Ascendant Starter Set (2023) Redacted Records 2 Aeldari: Inheritance of Embers