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Dark Heresy: The Inquisitor's Handbook
Released 2008
Pages 255
ISBN ISBN 9781589944572

General Structure

The Dark Heresy: The Inquisitor's Handbook was first published in 2008 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 concerned with an exploration of the life of an Inquisitorial Acolyte.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter I - Advanced Character Creation
  • Chapter II - Calixian Career Paths
  • Chapter III - Feral & Feudal Worlds
  • Chapter IV - Hive & Forge Worlds
  • Chapter V - Frontier Worlds & The Void
  • Chapter VI - Warzones
  • Chapter VII - The Holy Ordos
  • Chapter VIII - Religion & Superstition
  • Chapter IX - Life as an Acolyte


  • Writers and Designers
Alan Bligh, Owen Barnes, John French, Andy Hall, Time Huckelbery, Andrew Kenrick, Mike Mason, Sean Schoomaker, T. S. Luikhart, and Robert J. Schwalb
  • Developers
Owen Barnes and Robert J. Schwalb
  • Graphic Designer
Mark Raynor
  • Cover Artist
Clint Langley
  • Interior Artists and Graphic Artists
John Blanche, Alex Boyd, Paul Dainton, Wayne England, Dave Gallagher, Mark Gibbons, Des Hanley, Hugh Jamieson, Dave Kendall, Karl Kopinski, Stefan Kopinski, Clint Langley, Pat Loboyko, Wayne Reynolds, Karl Richardson, Adrian Smith, Paul Smith, and John Wigley
  • Project Manager and Art Direction
Zoë Wedderburn
  • Special Thanks to
Alan Bligh, Paul King, Dylan Owen and all playtesters (for complete list, see page 255)

Games Workshop Team

  • Licensing Manager
Owen Rees
  • Licensing & Acquired Rights Manager
Erik Morgensen
  • Head of Legal & Licensing
Andy Jones

Fantasy Flight Games Team

  • Managing Developer
Michael Hurley
  • Executive Developer
Jeff Tidball
  • Additional Graphic Designer
Kevin Childress
  • Publisher
Christian T. Petersen

Publication Details

  • ISBN 9781589944572